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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Proxy Battle’

Starboard Claims AOL Loses $500 Million a Year on Display Ads

In comScore’s latest report regarding the top 50 internet properties in the U.S., AOL came in at #5, with over 110 million unique visitors during the month of April. It’s clear that AOL has maintained a steady audience regarding its collection of sites, regardless of problems with its ad content. The company did report a 5% increase in ad revenue …

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AOL Informs Starboard their Nominees are Useless

Things haven’t been stellar for AOL lately, but they are performing better than many expected. Months ago, Starboard, one of AOL’s major shareholder, voiced their concerns over AOL’s performance and what could be done to unlock shareholder value. More recently, at the end of February, Starboard issued a formal letter to the AOL board of directors asking that they be …

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Yahoo Elects New Leadership as Thompson Steps Down

As I reported earlier today, Scott Thompson has decided to step down at Yahoo as CEO citing recently discovered health problems as the main reason. Some may say it comes at very convenient time as he was actively trying to sidestep accusations that he purposefully provided false academic credentials both at his previous job at PayPal and for the position …

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Yahoo! Names New Board Members: Proxy Battle!

Large shareholder have been unhappy with Yahoo! since it failed to close a deal with Microsoft back in 2008. The deal would have joined Yahoo! and Microsoft and, as many believe, made the brand much more valuable. Yahoo! is currently seeking to revamp leadership through a complete overhaul of their board. Meanwhile, some stockholders are still calling for sealed documents …

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