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May 18, 2008  5:04 PM

Microsoft pitches new sort of deal to Yahoo



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, Microsoft

The Microhoo saga continued Sunday when Microsoft said it was looking into "an alternative" transaction with Yahoo rather than an outright acquisition of the portal and search...

May 18, 2008  1:48 PM

IBM vs. Microsoft battles rage on. Does anyone else care?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IBM, Microsoft

Colin Steele's story this week on IBM taking on Microsoft's SharePoint dominance with Quickr depicts just the latest skirmish in...


May 15, 2008  4:05 PM

Digital surveillance: Keep your eyes peeled



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development

Digimerge Technologies. JDSU. Lorex Technology.


May 15, 2008  12:20 PM

Icahn could bring Mark Cuban back to Yahoo



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Mark CubanCarl Icahn's

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May 14, 2008  11:02 PM

Full speed ahead for Icahn, Microhoo



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

All the papers are reporting that epic green mailer Carl Icahn is forging ahead with plans to nominate a clean slate of Yahoo board members. The goal is to force the company


May 13, 2008  4:29 PM

It’s Yahoo time for Carl Icahn



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Carl Icahn has surfaced again in tech M&A mayhem: This timeĀ  he's buying up Yahoo stock in what may be an attempt to force that company's recalcitrant execs back to the negotiating table with Microsoft. The Wall Street Journal and others (including,

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May 13, 2008  9:48 AM

Microsoft posts SBS, ‘Centro’ betas



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft, News, SMB

On Tuesday, Microsoft is opening up beta test its small business and mid-sized business server bundles. Early test versions of Windows Essential Business Server 2008 (previously known by the code name Centro) will be online Tuesday with a preview of Small Business Server 2008 to surface soon...


May 12, 2008  3:48 PM

Raikes to head Gates Foundation



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News

Many wondered where Jeff Raikes was going after his retirement from Microsoft after 20-something years. Now we know: Raikes will be CEO of...

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May 12, 2008  10:37 AM

PayPal wants developers



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Google, News

PayPal, the online payment power, wants developers to integrate its payment system into more websites. And it's going to show them love at the upcoming EBay Developers Conference in Chicago, says Glenn Lim, head of

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May 9, 2008  10:40 AM

Knowing your customer (or potential customer)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research

CDW recently released the results of what it's calling the 2008 CDW Small Business Driver's Seat Study, which taps more deeply into the motivations of technology buyers. The data is provides a...


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