Australian resident Ian Usher, 44, sold everything he owned on eBay for a little more than US$382,000 in an online auction that ended Sunday.
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In an open letter to Yahoo's board of directors Wednesday, billionaire investor Carl Icahn expressed his dissatisfaction with Yahoo and CEO Jerry Yang and likens them to "self-destructive doomsday machines."
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.
Google this week announced its Web Security for Enterprise, a product that protects organizations against malware attacks in real time.
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 .
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. 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.
Yahoo's board of directors plans to reject Microsoft's unsolicited US$44.6 billion takeover bid, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday, citing as its source "a person familiar with the situation."
Google has launched a new IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) service for Gmail that will allow users to sync Gmail with their e-mail clients.
Google has launched a video-blocking tool that will allow content owners to intercept copyrighted clips as they're uploaded to YouTube, its video-sharing site.
Linux vendors Red Hat and Novell are being sued for patent infringement by IP Innovation and Technology Licensing.
AOL LLC confirmed Monday that it is cutting 2,000 jobs worldwide, or 20 percent of its workforce.
Google's AdSense is offering Web publishers who participate in the program the ability to start displaying ad-supported video clips from Google's YouTube on their sites.
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.
IBM has launched a free online service designed to simplify users' daily Web experiences.
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