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Apple CEO Steve Jobs photographed at dinner with President Obama

02/18/2011, 11:02 am

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs sat directly beside President Barack Obama at a special dinner featuring some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley on this week.


Yahoo Messenger app update enables video calls from iPhone to desktop

10/11/2010, 10:10 pm

Yahoo has updated its Messenger iPhone app to allow video calls from the iPhone to a computer, a feature that Apple has yet to release for its FaceTime standard.


iAd poised to take 21% of market as Google loses share to Apple

09/27/2010, 08:09 am

Apple's new iAd mobile advertising service is poised to take 21 percent of the U.S. mobile advertising market by the end of 2010, giving the company a market share tied with Google and three times larger than Microsoft.


Yahoo CEO predicts demise of Apple's iAd mobile ad network

09/16/2010, 10:09 am

Yahoo Chief Executve Carol Bartz said she thinks Apple's control over iAd will drive advertisers away, causing the mobile advertising network to "fall apart."


Yahoo issues, retracts complaint about Apple's App Store

08/20/2009, 03:08 pm

Soon after the product manager for Yahoo's Messenger program for iPhone posted a complaint about Apple, the official company blog retracted the post and chalked it up to a misunderstanding.


Justice Department investigating hiring practices of Apple, others

06/03/2009, 09:06 am

The United States Justice Department has begun a review of the hiring practices of a number of Silicon Valley technology companies, including Apple, Yahoo, Google, and Genetech for possible anti-trust law violations.


Yahoo cans BlackBerry app to focus on iPhone, browser software

05/19/2009, 03:05 pm

In the latest sign that the iPhone is emerging as the platform of choice for companies big and small, Yahoo on Wednesday will reportedly cease work on its Mobile app for BlackBerry and other smartphones to concentrate its resources on iPhone and browser-centric development.


Ballmer sees Mac as a main competitor, iPhone as just buzz

02/24/2009, 07:02 pm

As software giant Microsoft is warning of continued economic hardship after its first round of layoffs ever, the company's chief executive is eyeing competition from Apple, Linux, and Google on the desktop while downplaying the market strength of the iPhone and other opponents of its Windows Mobile operating system.


Yahoo launches iPhone-friendly Flickr with video support

12/04/2008, 06:12 pm

Search engine giant Yahoo has formally launched an updated version of Flickr optimized for mobile phones and with special formatting friendly to the iPhone, including a newfound ability to watch streaming videos.


Apple sets new standard in customer satisfaction

08/19/2008, 12:08 pm

Customer satisfaction in the personal computer industry suffered another series of declines last quarter, though one standout was Apple, Inc., which defied the trend by recording its largest gain ever, according to a new consumer satisfaction survey.


Yahoo! Music's death at age 3 warns of DRM's risk

07/25/2008, 09:07 pm

Yahoo did its best to stage a rival to Apple Inc.'s iTunes, but after three years of lagging results, the Internet icon is putting its Yahoo! Music service to rest and leaving subscribers with copy-protected music libraries that can't be transfered to new computers.


Microsoft steps back from Yahoo bid

05/03/2008, 10:05 pm

A takeover that would have created one of the largest single rivals to Internet giant Google has been abruptly canceled, as Microsoft has formally withdrawn its bid to acquire Yahoo.


iTunes movies sold at loss; MBP display stripes; Microsoft and Yahoo

05/02/2008, 06:05 pm

Apple is allegedly taking a hit on each iTunes movie sale to spur permanent downloads. Also, owners of recent MacBook Pros are suffering from vertical display stripes on their displays' backlights, Microsoft and Yahoo may be closing in on a merger deal, and Apple has issued two iPod updates.


Analyst triggers stock surge; flash sales may tumble 66 percent

04/07/2008, 05:04 pm

An investor note by Thomas Weisel Partners has triggered a rush on Apple stock after suggesting that the iPhone and Mac would drive Apple sales for years. Also, iSuppli sees a lack of flash orders from Apple; Microsoft and Yahoo have traded shots over a takeover bid; and Apple may take the matter of an 8800 GT upgrade card into its own hands.


Report: Yahoo executives to turn down Microsoft takeover

02/09/2008, 07:02 pm

Yahoo's senior management will refuse Microsoft's unprecedented $44.6 billion bid when it returns to work on Monday, says a new report by the Wall Street Journal.


Apple among those considering rival bid for Yahoo?

02/04/2008, 12:02 pm

Global giants including Apple Inc. and Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. are considering rival bids for the internet search icon Yahoo, which has received a $44.6 billion offer from Microsoft, the Scotsman is reporting.