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AOL strikes back at Starboard Value over proxy fight

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The company says that Starboard is "misleading" investors and acting in a way that is not in the best interests of the online firm. [Read more]...
AOL strikes back at Starboard Value over proxy fight

Icahn Says Proxy Fight Remains Possible for Dell

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Carl Icahn said he is still considering a proxy fight to force Dell Inc. to pay a large dividend, even as a board committee asked him to waive that right and make a formal bid to buy the company....
Icahn Says Proxy Fight Remains Possible for Dell

Yahoo Bid to Sell Asian Stakes Stalls

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Yahoo's attempt to sell a portion of its stakes in Asian Internet companies has stalled, and hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb said he would launch a proxy fight....
Yahoo Bid to Sell Asian Stakes Stalls
Ready to Rumble or Make Nice? Activist Shareholder Daniel Loeb Could Strike Sooner Than Yahoo Thinks

Yahoo 2012 Annual Meeting: No News Is No News

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I love me a good shareholder meeting — what with big and small investors getting a yearly chance to talk back in person and often with great color to the people who work for them, but don’t often act that way. So, since press was not allowed into Yahoo’s...
Yahoo 2012 Annual Meeting: No News Is No News

Clearwire Shareholder Hires Proxy Firm in Bid to Stop Sprint Deal

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Crest Financial said Wednesday that it has hired a proxy solicitation firm to aid in its opposition of Sprint’s plan to acquire the rest of Clearwire. The Houston-based investment company owns 3.9 percent of Clearwire and has already sued Clearwire and its directors, arguing that they have breached their fiduciary...
Clearwire Shareholder Hires Proxy Firm in Bid to Stop Sprint Deal

Yahoo and Twitter Get New Communications Heads From PayPal and Google

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Big moves in the Internet PR biz, as Yahoo grabs Amanda Pires from eBay’s PayPal unit and Twitter snatches Google communications exec Gabriel Stricker. Pires, who is currently senior director of communications and brand at PayPal, worked with new Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson for many years when he ran the...
Yahoo and Twitter Get New Communications Heads From PayPal and Google

Yahoo Faces No-Holds-Barred Proxy Fight

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Activist investor and hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb has thrown the first punch to the head in what is shaping up to be a gloves-off proxy fight with struggling Internet company Yahoo. In disclosing misinformation on the resume of Chief Executive Scott Thompson on Thursday, Loeb made clear his...
Yahoo Faces No-Holds-Barred Proxy Fight

Yahoo Makes a Play for Small Business Ad Dollars, Dives Into Proxy Fight

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Yahoo launched a free marketing dashboard on Wednesday to boost its advertising appeal for small and midsized businesses by simplifying digital marketing for......
Yahoo Makes a Play for Small Business Ad Dollars, Dives Into Proxy Fight
Proxy Fight Looms As Yahoo Appoints Three New Board Members

Here's Dan Loeb's Letter to Investors About the Value of Yahoo's Alibaba Stake

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I got ahold of parts of the fourth quarter 2011 investor letter that the New York-based Third Point hedge fund — which is prepping proxy fight with Yahoo — is sending out tomorrow. (The Wall Street Journal did a short post after it had reviewed excerpts of the letter,...
Here's Dan Loeb's Letter to Investors About the Value of Yahoo's Alibaba Stake

Dell faces goal-line stand by angry investors in bid to go private

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When the Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl, John Harbaugh said the win "wasn't pretty, but it was us." Now, the CEO and founder of Dell, Inc. is facing the same sort of scenario as he's looking to take Dell private—it's going to be ugly and very much in the character...
Dell faces goal-line stand by angry investors in bid to go private

Should Yahoo Fire Its CEO Over His Made Up Degree? [POLL] (YHOO)

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Yahoo board members are, at this very moment, looking deep within themselves trying to decide whether or not they need to fire yet another CEO.  Help them out? First some context, so you can make an informed choice. After years of sliding sideways despite a massive audience of 700 million...
Should Yahoo Fire Its CEO Over His Made Up Degree? [POLL] (YHOO)

Dell Committee Slams Icahn's Latest Offer, Saying It Falls Short

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The special committee of Dell’s board of directors overseeing its go-private process fired back at activist investor Carl Icahn’s latest proposal today in a letter to shareholders, saying it is “not, in its present state, a transaction that the special committee could endorse or execute.” Earlier today, Icahn proposed that...
Dell Committee Slams Icahn's Latest Offer, Saying It Falls Short

Exclusive: Four Yahoo Board Members to Depart, Two New Ones Arrive and Three More on the Way (Like I Said)

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According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo will announce the impending departure of four of its longtime board members, including chairman Roy Bostock. The others headed out the door are Hewlett-Packard exec Vyomesh Joshi, Gary Wilson and Arthur Kern. I had previously reported that this exact group was...
Exclusive: Four Yahoo Board Members to Depart, Two New Ones Arrive and Three More on the Way (Like I Said)

Yahoo May Not Need a "Loebotomy," But It Definitely Can't Endure a Brain-Sapping Proxy Fight

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Let’s put this in the simplest terms: Yahoo cannot spend the next half year in any kind of testy proxy battle with activist shareholder Daniel Loeb. Not shouldn’t. Can’t. Having closely covered the last goat rodeo in 2008 with corporate troublemaker Carl Icahn — which ended in big shareholders...
Yahoo May Not Need a "Loebotomy," But It Definitely Can't Endure a Brain-Sapping Proxy Fight

Nobody Puts Dan Loeb in the Corner: Third Point Begins Proxy Bombing Yahoo in 3 … 2 … 1

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Yahoo just got another poison pen letter from activist investor Dan Loeb of Third Point, which says the company has been “dismissive” of his alternate slate of board members, including former NBC head Jeff Zucker. Thus, time for a proxy fight. Wrote Loeb: “The Board’s stonewalling, apparent insouciance and decision...
Nobody Puts Dan Loeb in the Corner: Third Point Begins Proxy Bombing Yahoo in 3 … 2 … 1

Yahoo Gives Dan Loeb a Fresh One, But Real Action in Proxy Fight Begins in Coming Weeks

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Earlier today, Yahoo released a letter talking itself up to shareholders, introing a new Web site called Yahoo Forward to do more bragging and — you guessed it — and giving yet another smackdown to activist shareholder Daniel Loeb of Third Point. The move comes as the proxy fight...
Yahoo Gives Dan Loeb a Fresh One, But Real Action in Proxy Fight Begins in Coming Weeks

The Meeting To Decide AOL's Fate Starts RIGHT NOW (AOL)

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AOL's proxy fight with a huge investor, Starboard Partners, is about to be decided. In fact, the company is holding its annual shareholder meeting right now. AOL CEO Tim Armstrong and his board look pretty safe to us. The company's stock is up 80% year-to-date. After the meeting Armstrong is hosting...
The Meeting To Decide AOL's Fate Starts RIGHT NOW (AOL)

Yahoo Appoints Three New Directors in a Smack to Activist Shareholder (Like I Said!)

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Yahoo said it appointed three new directors today, a move that is a direct strike back at activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point and his alternate slate of directors. I had reported last week that Yahoo would take this aggressive tack with Loeb in its looming proxy fight. The...
Yahoo Appoints Three New Directors in a Smack to Activist Shareholder (Like I Said!)

Yahoo to Complete Board Overhaul

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Yahoo said it would appoint three new independent directors to its board in April, as the Internet company aims to complete an overhaul of its board and leadership while avoiding a proxy fight with an unhappy large shareholder....
Yahoo to Complete Board Overhaul

Armstrong still bullish on Patch; up to $50M revenue in 2012

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Unless something very unexpected and dramatic happens, don’t hold your breath if you’re waiting for Tim Armstrong to pull the plug on Patch. During Wednesday’s second-quarter earnings call, the Aol chairman and CEO repeatedly stressed his support for the local news network — and played up projections of $40 million...
Armstrong still bullish on Patch; up to $50M revenue in 2012

Welcome Back, Einhorn! Is Hedge Fund Back in Yahoo Fray?

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It’s hard not to like the brainy David Einhorn, who runs Greenlight Capital, the New York hedge fund that often dips in tech investing. That has included stakes in Microsoft and — for a short time last year — in Yahoo. But Einhorn, after initially seeing promise in CEO...
Welcome Back, Einhorn! Is Hedge Fund Back in Yahoo Fray?

Not So Scott Free? Yahoo's Other Big Shareholder -- Cap Re -- Leaning Toward Supporting Loeb Over Thompson ResuMess

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One of Yahoo’s biggest long-term investors, Capital Research and Management, which owns more than 10 percent of the company in two different funds, is leaning toward voting for the slate proposed by activist shareholder Daniel Loeb of Third Point, in the wake of the controversy around the botched bio...
Not So Scott Free? Yahoo's Other Big Shareholder -- Cap Re -- Leaning Toward Supporting Loeb Over Thompson ResuMess

AOL Investor Open to Compromise

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Activist investor Starboard Value LP is looking for a compromise end to its AOL Inc. proxy fight. The investor disclosed in a filing Friday that as recently as Wednesday its chief executive, Jeffrey Smith, had discussions with a member of AOL’s board, Fred Reynolds, about “a potential resolution to the...
AOL Investor Open to Compromise

Loeb Names Proposed Slate of Yahoo Directors

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The warning salvo of a looming proxy fight for Yahoo comes only a few hours after it emerged that the company's talks to sell its stakes in its Asian partners had collapsed. Read more »...
Loeb Names Proposed Slate of Yahoo Directors

It’s official: Scott Thompson is out, and Yahoo is in disarray

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Scott Thompson Will Scott Thomson put this on his resume? The embattled Yahoo CEO is officially out, according to an announcement from the company this afternoon following an uproar over his false claim that he had a computer science degree. The announcement confirms a report earlier today by Kara Swisher...
It’s official: Scott Thompson is out, and Yahoo is in disarray

AOL Investor Open to Compromise

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Starboard Value has discussed with an AOL board member a possible compromise to resolve the activist investor's proxy fight....
AOL Investor Open to Compromise

Yahoo Tries To Compromise With Dan Loeb, But The Fight Is Still On (YHOO)

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To try and avoid a proxy fight with activist shareholder Dan Loeb, Yahoo agreed to add one of Loeb's proposed slate, turnaround specialist Harry Wilson, as well as a second member "mutually acceptable" to both. But Loeb rejected the offer, says Yahoo. Yahoo says it was trying to  avoid...
Yahoo Tries To Compromise With Dan Loeb, But The Fight Is Still On (YHOO)

What Does Dan Loeb Want for His $1B -- Lotsa Yahoo News, That's What!

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Last week, Yahoo’s activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point, the New York hedge fund that is waging a proxy fight against the Silicon Valley Internet giant, made a regulatory filing noting that it had spent $971.1 million to acquire 70.5 million shares of Yahoo, or a 5.8 percent...
What Does Dan Loeb Want for His $1B -- Lotsa Yahoo News, That's What!
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