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  • Web showdown for charity: The battle is on!

    By Jessi Hempel

    It's week two of the Bloggers' Challenge to raise money for school kids through DonorsChoose.org and the Internet's best-known bloggers are playing rough.

    For her opening salvo, All Things D's Kara Swisher filmed a call to action from Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang and included a partially nude photo of fellow blogger Robert Scoble. As of Wednesday morning, she had raised $6,329, just a few hundred dollars more than her nemesis, MORE

    - Oct 8, 2008 3:14 PM ET
  • It takes a blogosphere

    By Jessi Hempel

    The charity smackdown was intense - and attracted some of the biggest stars of the blogosphere. Michael Arrington of TechCrunch offered to match reader donations. If he won, Fred Wilson, a renowned New York venture capitalist and author of tech blog avc.om, promised to give the grand prize - a lunch with Yahoo's (YHOO) Jerry Yang - away to a reader (quipped Arrington: "Fred Wilson must be stopped."). And MORE

    - Sep 30, 2008 9:16 AM ET
  • Ericsson shares fall on lukewarm outlook

    By Johan Anderberg

    What happens when emerging markets don't bail you out of a flattening mature market? Ask LM Ericsson, the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker. Shares in the Swedish tech giant sank more than 10% Tuesday after the company announced that net profits fell 70% from the same quarter last year.

    Ericsson's net income of SEK 1.9 billion ($319 million) for the second quarter was slightly better than expected. Net sales were MORE

    - Jul 22, 2008 3:21 PM ET
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  • Battle for Yahoo may turn hostile soon

    By Yi-Wyn Yen

    The deadline that Microsoft set three weeks ago for Yahoo (YHOO) to accept its buyout offer passed this weekend without either side making a move. While some analysts expect Microsoft to launch a hostile bid, it's possible that CEO Steve Ballmer will follow through on his threat and walk away from the deal.

    The three-month-old battle between Microsoft and Yahoo could come to a head fast. Yahoo has repeatedly MORE

    - Apr 28, 2008 8:38 AM ET
  • About Face(book)

    On Wednesday, Fortune's David Kirkpatrick weighed in on the latest controversy surrounding Facebook and its new advertising system. While some critics in the media say the social networking site is doomed based on its own mistakes, Kirkpatrick argues that the site will not only survive concerns about violations of members' privacy, but will continue to thrive. What do you think? Are you a Facebook fan or foe?

    - Dec 5, 2007 2:09 PM ET
  • About Face(book)

    From Fortune's David Kirkpatrick:

    "The press rarely grants an autumn reprise for those it loved in the spring," once wrote the great New York Times columnist Russell Baker. How true in the case of Internet-darling-turned-reviled-evildoer Facebook.

    Facebook, the popular social networking site, has ridden the hype curve up and down in recent months, reaching a low MORE

    - Dec 5, 2007 1:55 PM ET
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