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Icahn builds Yahoo! stake

Carl Icahn has quietly built up a four per cent stake in Yahoo! since Microsoft withdrew its offer for the company. Icahn has a history of launching proxy bids for companies he considers have lost their way. In April he won two seats on Motorola's board. His main demand, that Motorola sell off its handset business, was …
John Oates, 14 May 2008
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Tiscali crosses Carphone Warehouse from bidders list

Tiscali has written up a wish list of companies it would like to sell itself to, and Carphone Warehouse has not made the cut. The Italian ISP held a board meeting yesterday and drew up a list of would-be bidders, but CPW was dropped because its offer was considered too low. Tiscali's market cap is just over €1.4bn and CPW last …
John Oates, 13 May 2008
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Chinese spammers target 1,200 US, UK firms

The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) members database was hacked at the weekend, causing the institute to close access to the members' area, which remains shut. RIBA reports that 1,200 other organisations in the US and UK have also been attacked in a similar way, but "neither the RIBA nor other organisations …
Barbara Axt, 11 Apr 2008
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Hounslow health trust blasted for FOI failings

The Information Commissioner's Office has strongly criticised Hounslow Primary Care Trust for failing to meet its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI). Richard Thomas, ICO chief executive, said: "Hounslow PCT's records management is clearly inadequate and its performance in handling this case has been totally …
John Oates, 28 Mar 2008
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Thus results paint rosier picture

Telecoms company Thus, spun off from Scottish Power in 1999, pulled in revenues of £532.7m in the year ended 31 March 2007. While this was 52 per cent up on the previous 12 months, the firm still managed an operating loss of £9.5m. Operating losses during the previous year were £11.6m, so things are going in the right …
Bill Ray, 21 May 2007
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BT swallows a third of new broadband punters

BT's resurgence was confirmed today when it announced broadband and other "new wave" products had boosted fourth quarter sales and profits. In the three months to 31 March, BT added 800,000 new broadband customers, bringing its total across retail and other parts of the business to 10.7 million. Revenue for the quarter was up …
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Adobe takes UK price hikes to new level with CS3

Adobe Systems, producers of Photoshop, Acrobat and Flash, has long had a relatively chummy image compared to – say – Microsoft. But that might be changing, at least for some customers, as the company moves even beyond Redmond's position on price differentials between the UK and US. Of course, British consumers are well- …
Lewis Page, 5 Apr 2007
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Online ads diet planned for Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Systems is the latest boxed-product vendor to put its software online and embrace the ads-based revenue model. Adobe will launch a free version of its expensive Photoshop photo manipulation software online in the next six months, while hoping to derive income from the internet advertising boom. The service will use an …
Gavin Clarke, 2 Mar 2007

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