Restless Shareholders Pelt Mayer With Yahoo Merger Proposals

yahoo-mayer-alibaba Alternative Investment Management this weekend sent a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, urging her to consider merging with SoftBank. That request came a few days after Starboard Value sent Mayer a missive recommending that Yahoo acquire AOL. The proposals are independent of one another, but the investors making them are following the same line of reasoning. Shareholders want to see results from the investments they have made and they are easily frustrated when companies don’t take steps to monetize certain assets or follow certain strategies.
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Microsoft Earns Forgiveness With Windows 10

windows Microsoft on Tuesday pulled back the veil on the successor to Windows 8 — Windows 10. Windows 10 is a combination of the best elements of the popular Windows 7 OS, along with some of the touchscreen-friendly features and functionality of Windows 8. Microsoft also kicked off its largest-ever open collaborative development effort with the new Windows Insider Program, which is meant to help provide feedback to the company. Program participants will receive the technical preview of Windows 10, as well as the latest builds.
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Restless Shareholders Pelt Mayer With Yahoo Merger Proposals

yahoo-mayer-alibaba Alternative Investment Management this weekend sent a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, urging her to consider merging with SoftBank. That request came a few days after Starboard Value sent Mayer a missive recommending that Yahoo acquire AOL. The proposals are independent of one another, but the investors making them are following the same line of reasoning. Shareholders want to see results from the investments they have made and they are easily frustrated when companies don’t take steps to monetize certain assets or follow certain strategies.
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Windows 10 Technical Preview, hands-on (video)

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I installed Windows 10 Technical Preview. Actually, I was so brave (foolhardy?) that I upgraded my main Windows 8.1 installation to Windows 10. The good news: The upgrade process went very smoothly indeed. The bad news: Well, except for a few small interface quirks, there doesn’t seem to be much bad news. Read on for my early hands-on impressions of Windows 10 Technical Preview — and a video of Windows 10 Technical Preview running on my multi-monitor desktop PC.
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Around Iowa: Health products firm's marketing barred

Around Iowa: Health products firm's marketing barred
Elementary school students eagerly turn over earth at the site of the new Charles City Middle School addition in Charles City. The new school will be built onto the current high school. (Photo: Arnie Heller, Charles City Press/Associated Press ).
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Marketing Exec Jack Pan Joins Robert Simonds' New Studio
Jack Pan, who has served as a senior marketing exec at both Disney and Summit Entertainment, has joined Robert Simonds' new film and television studio as its president of motion picture marketing. His hire was announced Tuesday by Oren Aviv, president …
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