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So the hot story that is currently top of the pops on Techmeme is that Loic LeMeur's video-streaming service Seesmic has bought Twhirl. Or rather, Seesmic has acquired Marco Kaiser, who developed Twhirl. Just one question: Why is this such a huge deal? Is it a slow news day? I could see everyone getting excited…

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Given the sudden departure of Terry "I Did My Best" Semel as CEO of Yahoo, and the installment of Jerry Yang as the new chief executive, there's a lot of attention being paid to the deal to acquire Rivals.com, the college sports site. It's a nice deal to come out with after all the uncertainty,…

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Yahoo's burning desire to acquire Facebook has been the talk of the Web 2.0-sphere for lo, these many months. At one point, there was rumoured to be an offer for $750-million, and then another worth $1-billion -- and then, silence. Now, the plot has thickened, thanks to TechCrunch's publication of the Secret Yahoo Spreadsheets for…

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Yahoo buys yournamehere.com

by Mathew on November 17, 2006 · 15 comments

Maybe all of that criticism about how Google is winning the race and Yahoo is just sitting around with its thumb you-know-where has finally gotten to Terry Semel. Whatever it is, the middle part of the Google-Yahoo-Microsoft triumvirate seems to have awakened from its slumber and gotten out the cheque-book. Not only has it bought…

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CNet.com has a piece up on its website that talks about how networking equipment giant Cisco Systems might be looking to acquire TiVo, the digital-video recording pioneer. The article, which is labelled "news analysis" -- which in the journalism business is code for "speculation" -- starts off with Cisco's recently announced $6.9-billion acquisition of Scientific-Atlanta,…

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