Silicon Valley


SA fails test of network society

Staff Reporter

From Silicon Valley to Yokohama, Manuel Castells tracked the ways states can accelerate the technological modernisation of economies.

SA fails test of network society

Microsoft expands online business software

Glenn Chapman

Microsoft announced on Monday that it is expanding the range of business software it makes available as a service on the internet. The move comes as people increasingly use writing, accounting, email and other programs online instead of buying packaged software and installing it on their own machines.

Microsoft renews bid despite Yahoo! rejection

Glenn Chapman

Yahoo!'s rejection on Monday of Microsoft's buyout offer sets the stage for the United States software giant to up the ante or attempt a coup by ousting the internet firm's board of directors. Yahoo!'s board of directors spurned Microsoft's takeover bid, saying the $44,6-billion offer is too low.

Google aims for renewable energy priced below coal

Eric Auchard

Google said on Tuesday it plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to help drive down the cost of electricity made from renewable energy below the price of coal. The project, dubbed Renewable Energy Cheaper Than Coal, is hiring dozens of engineers and targeting investment financing.

Microsoft eyes new tie-up with Yahoo!

Rob Lever

With Yahoo! facing pressure from a corporate raider, the internet giant has reopened discussions on a tie-up with Microsoft, but for a new deal that would probably not be an outright takeover. The two firms said over the weekend that they were exploring new options two weeks after Microsoft withdrew its offer to acquire the struggling internet pioneer.

CEO: Microsoft can do it without Yahoo!

Staff Reporter

Microsoft can build a competitive online advertising business without Yahoo! but it "could just take more time", CEO Steve Ballmer told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published on Friday. The comment came as analysts and industry watchers awaited an imminent announcement on Microsoft's next move in its unresolved quest to acquire Yahoo!

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