Daily Debrief: The chase for Yahoo Video
After Carl Icahn's first official meeting on the Yahoo board, reports have emerged that the beleaguered Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has decided to move forward with talks with Time Warner about the future of its AOL division. In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Dawn Kawamoto discuss why this option is looking more and more appealing, especially after the Yahoo-Google ad partnership has raised eyebrows at the U.S. Department of Justice.
CNET News.com's Charles Cooper and Dawn Kawamoto discuss Carl Icahn's plans for Yahoo, and the possibility of Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and others being ousted to get Microsoft back to the table.
In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Dawn Kawamoto discuss the Yahoo-Google ad partnership and the newly launched Department of Justice civil investigation. Kawamoto explains what to expect over the coming months and why the two companies are going to great lengths to ensure a clean bill of health.
He pressed for months to replace Yahoo's entire board, but now activist investor Carl Icahn is willing to settle for a few seats at the table. CNET News' Dawn Kawamoto and Charles Cooper debate what this means for the future of the company and any possible deal with Microsoft.
In Thursday's Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Dan Farber discuss the state of the company more than four months after Microsoft's takeover bid. What do all the recent staff departures mean and why hasn't Yahoo better articulated its plan to move forward?
CNET News' Dawn Kawamoto sits down with Dan Farber to discuss the latest in the ongoing Yahoo melodrama.
Sun Microsystems is the latest tech giant to announce dismal numbers for the fourth quarter and the need to layoff a significant portion of its workforce. On this Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Dawn Kawamoto discuss the 6,000 expected layoffs and possible next steps for this Silicon Valley institution.
This fall, smartphone veteran Palm will release the Treo Pro, its latest and long-awaited offering, into the crowded market. In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Senior Editor Bonnie Cha discuss what consumers can expect from this sleek, updated model and whether this handheld will help the company refresh its image.
On Tuesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News' Kara Tsuboi and Ina Fried discuss the day's Microsoft news. The good includes the pricing for the company's new, pay-as-you-go business apps for the Web. The bad is the launch (or lack thereof) of its Vista Compatibility Center, incongruously introduced 18 months after the release of Vista.
In Wednesday's edition of the Daily Debrief, CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi and Ina Fried discuss this latest round of talks between the two companies. Comparing them to a pair of teenagers trying to figure out if they like each other, Fried explains who's more desperate for the other's company.