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/ 26 April 2008

Google optimistic regulators won’t bar Yahoo!

Google believes regulators would not bar a potential business deal with Yahoo! because it would be ”non-exclusive” and falls short of an outright merger, a person familiar with Google’s thinking said on Friday. Yahoo! is exploring alternatives to Microsoft’s ,7-billion takeover offer, which the web pioneer has rejected for being too low.

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/ 18 February 2008

Cheers as Toshiba nears HD DVD surrender

Investors cheered an impending end to a format war for next-generation DVDs on Monday, pushing up shares of both Toshiba, on the verge of abandoning its HD DVD discs, and Sony, the leader of the rival Blu-ray camp. Toshiba shares jumped 5,1% as analysts praised its decision to cut its losses.

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/ 14 February 2008

Murdoch rescue bid for Yahoo! sets up showdown

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation (News Corp) is negotiating to rescue embattled internet company Yahoo! through an alliance that could set up a heavyweight business showdown between the Australian-born media mogul and Microsoft’s Bill Gates. News Corp has begun tentative talks about merging its online division with Yahoo!.

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/ 16 October 2007

Google hits back at YouTube video pirates

Google has introduced a long-promised video filtering system for its YouTube website. The system is designed to help owners of copyrighted videos crack down on pirated versions distributed over the video-sharing site. The tracking and identification system was developed in response to complaints by large media companies.

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/ 29 August 2007

Yahoo! spruces up its email offering

Yahoo! has introduced new features for its popular web-based email program, including software that allows computer users to type text messages on a keyboard and send them directly to someone’s cellphone. The enhancements make it easier to send email, instant messages or SMSs from a single website.