Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz said two months ago that Microsoft would have to cough up "boatloads of money" to get Yahoo's search business. In the end, it took nothing of the sort.
Apparently, all Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer had to do was let Yahoo (YHOO) take the lead in selling search to premium advertisers, and promise to supply Microsoft's Bing search technology on the cheap. Under the terms of a MOREJon Fortt - Jul 30, 2009 10:44 AM ET
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Jon Fortt of Fortune, Jon Swartz of USA Today and Scott McGrew of NBC chat with Mozilla CEO John Lilly about the future of Firefox. (AAPL) (GOOG) (MSFT)Jon Fortt - Jul 17, 2009 2:45 PM ET
The last version of Office didn't include a free online version. The next one will. Image: Microsoft
It's too early to say Microsoft has checkmated Google in online documents – the latest version of Office hasn't shipped yet. But the sleeping giant in Redmond has clearly woken up to the Internet threat.
Get this: Microsoft – the king of paid software – will announce today that it is going to give a MOREJon Fortt - Jul 13, 2009 9:30 AM ET
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Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz says she'll sell, but there's more to it than that. Photo: Yahoo
Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, not one for mincing words, took the stage at the D7 conference in Carlsbad, Calif. on Wednesday and said yes, she is willing to sell Yahoo's (YHOO) search business or all of Yahoo – for "boatloads" or "big boatloads" of money, respectively.
As always, the tech press ate this up. TechCrunch's Erick MOREJon Fortt - May 27, 2009 5:51 PM ET
A sign of things to come? In its Atlanta stores, AT&T is selling the Acer Aspire One for $49 with a 2-year wireless data plan and DSL signup. Image: Acer
PC retail is in rough shape again, and it's about to get rougher.
Evidence of hardship is everywhere. Hewett-Packard (HPQ), the world's largest computer maker, says it's selling about the same number of computers as a year ago, but getting a lot MOREJon Fortt - May 20, 2009 4:24 PM ET
Cisco CEO John Chambers doesn't just talk a good game about telepresence, the videoconferencing technology that creates the illusion you're in a room with someone who's actually thousands of miles away. He's planning to install his company's high-end system in his Silicon Valley home, provided he and his wife can agree on a spot for it. "I figured we could convert one of the kids' old bedrooms," since they've MOREJon Fortt - May 6, 2009 1:46 PM ET
Cisco CIO Rebecca Jacoby
Even in these tough economic times, tech giant Cisco offers employees some pretty sweet benefits: Employees can visit on-campus doctors and dietitians, drop off dry cleaning, or get an oil change, and now they can pick the kind of computer they want to use at work.
That's right - Cisco has started letting workers choose from a handful of laptops, including an Apple MacBook Pro. Only don't call MOREJon Fortt - Apr 15, 2009 8:37 AM ET
A departing designer claims data too often trumps art. Image: Google Sketchup logo
On his way out of Google, Douglas Bowman has posted a blog missive that might haunt the company one day. Bowman, the (now former) visual design lead, accuses the company's culture of relying too much on numbers, to the point where creativity suffers.
"Yes, it's true that a team at Google couldn't decide between two blues, so they're testing MOREJon Fortt - Mar 20, 2009 8:30 PM ET
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