Stories by Linda Rosencrance

Google overtakes Yahoo as most-visited US Web site

The bad news just doesn't seem to end for Yahoo. As the Internet portal prepares to fend off a proxy fight by billionaire investor Carl Icahn, new research from comScore concludes that for the first time, Google has overtaken Yahoo as the most-visited Web site in the US.

Report: Microsoft won't up its bid for Yahoo

Microsoft isn't planning to raise its initial unsolicited US$44.6 billion bid to buy <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Yahoo!+Inc.">Yahoo Inc.</a>, according to the Wall Street Journal .

33 million Internet domain names added in 2007

Total registrations worldwide topped 153 million across all of the top level domain names, a 27 percent increase over the same quarter in 2006, and a 5 percent increase over the third quarter of 2007, according to VeriSign's brief ( pdf format ).

News Corp. said to be in talks for a stake in Yahoo

News Corp. is in talks with Yahoo Inc. about combining MySpace.com and other online properties owned by News Corp. in an attempt to scuttle Microsoft Corp.'s unsolicited US$44.6 billion takeover bid of Yahoo, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

US wants internet gambling ban

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Reserve System have released proposed rules that would require credit card companies and banks to have policies in place to prevent payments for illegal gambling transactions.