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Monday, Jun. 18, 2007 at 4:44 pm

Terry Semel Gets Yang’d As CEO – Yahoo!!!

June 18th, 2007

Mr. Semel in better days...Looks like someone was paying attention to the fact that Terry Semel was getting paid to let Yahoo! fall asleep at the wheel, let Google gain massive market share, and erase Yahoo! shareholder value:

Last year, $107.5 million in stock grants was given to Semel in lieu of a $1 salary, a year in which Yahoo stock dropped about 35%. That means he was paid $107.5 million for erasing over $15 billion in shareholder value!

Terry Semel, Yahoo’s CEO, is being replaced by…

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Wednesday, May. 23, 2007 at 3:39 pm

Google Acquires FeedBurner

May 23rd, 2007

Many have said that they were surprised FeedBurner wasn’t acquired before. But it looks like it just happened. TechCrunch reports Google acquired Feedburner for $100 million dollars. This will give Google additional insights into web measurement and activity (a great add-on to Google Analytics) and an additional way to help publishers monetize feeds through RSS feeds [define].

We’ll keep you informed as more details are released.

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Tuesday, May. 22, 2007 at 10:17 am

Another Day, Another $6.3 Billion

May 22nd, 2007

Music business giant EMI has agreed to be bought for a cool $6.3 billion by Terra Firma. But after Microsoft’s [unrelated] $6B acquisition last week, who can keep track?

That’s like buying 10 Mona Lisas. (Probably seven, once you adjust for hedge fund dollars and inflation since 2005, when its value became wikiable.)

EMI made waves last week when it announced a deal with Amazon to enable an online mega-store to rival iTunes. (Nice to see that Rolling Stone & ZDNet agree with us.)

Back in April, Read/Write…

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