Yahoo fired its CEO, Carol Bartz, and also put itself up for sale. Sort of ironic given that it expended so much energy in fighting off a bid by Microsoft to buy the company for $44 billion. Also don’t forget the chance Yahoo had to buy Google. Yahoo was the first big place to search [...]
EBay is going to buy Magento, a PHP-based E-commerce package. It had previously bought 49% of it for $22.5 million.
Will this combine the best strengths of each, or the worst?
I blogged before about the different versions of the MySQL database, which is the most commonly deployed database on the Internet, the one favored by most free and open source software, and the one that WordPress uses. Monty Widenius, the erstwhile head developer for MySQL, sold his company to venture capitalists, and later the company [...]
As if Google didn’t have enough reach by being the owner of DoubleClick (the ad firm), it’s buying AdMob, which I just learned is the major (and just about only) ad firm for the phenomal price of three-quarters of a billion dollars. Apparently AdMob’s focus is on web ads that display when you view a [...]