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[e-Biz] It’s the end of Yahoo as we know it…

One of the biggest investors of our time bought a little share of Yahoo. Well little in this case literally means 3.5% which is currently about 1.3 billion US$. As we know very well from the past most of the companies (like Motorolla) in which he invested become split into smaller divisions.

And yes you already guessed right: Carl Icahn has arrived. You could ask if he is the Steve Ballmer’s joker in that game. Somebody may hope so, because people don’t like to read any more news about Yahoo acting touchy like before. Yahoo’s only future is a future together with Microsoft. And Ballmer is not interested in Yahoo. Yahoo is only a minor step here. Ballmer wants to compete with Google (see video here…).

The next months are getting very thrilling. We expect this merger to come. However we don’t expect Microsoft to buy the whole Yahoo divisions. That kinda offer has passed and Yahoo didn’t take it. Now with Icahn in the boat, Yahoo should realize that negotiations are almost over.

Icahn will replace Yahoo’s board of management and then the best offer will be accepted. First consequence is that Yahoo delays its General Annual Meeting from the beginning of july to the end. Icahn simply got too much paperwork in the process of replacing Yahoo’s board. We expect that the best offer at that point won’t include all of Yahoo’s divisions anymore. Microsoft simply don’t need all of Yahoo.

Let’s see what happens. One thing is for sure: Carl Icahn is the joker in that game. Nobody (besides Steve Ballmer probably) would have expected him to join that game…

[e-Biz] Microsoft not interested in Yahoo anymore


Microsoft has publicly withrawn their bit for Yahoo. The last offer by Microsoft raised the bit by $5billion (about € 3.23billion) to $44.5billion (about €28.76billion). Yahoo still wanted $5billion more, but Microsoft was not willing to raise their offer again.

From a european perspective: it does not look good for Yahoo. We would not expect them to survive happily ever after. Yahoo’s price of shares went down on monday by 20% to $15.60 , meanwhile Microsoft’s shares win 4%.

[iPhone] Skype on iPhone with Fring



(pictures taken from the Fring Website!)

Fring enables the iPhone to:

  • use Skype, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM
  • make calls over WiFi
  • do Internet Messaging chat over our WiFi internet connection

Currently this is a special release only, which is still being developed. But beta-testing is not restricted to a chosen community. We only need to have installer.app installed on our jailbreaked iPhone.

How to install:

  • open installer.app
  • under add sources, add this address http://fring.com/iphone.xml
  • in your installer a new category will appear called fring
  • this category contains the installer of fring
  • answer the quesion “This package comes from an untrusted source, it may be unsafe to install!” by just clicking the red “Install” button
  • you’re done

» fring’s press release


Fring ermöglicht es, mit dem iPhone:

  • Skype, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo, AIM zu benutzen
  • mittels Voice over IP (VoIP) Gespräche über WLan zu führen
  • Internet Messaging (IM) Chat mittels WLan zu führen

Derzeit handelt es sich noch eine Beta-Version, jedoch ist deren Benutzung nicht beschränkt auf einen bestimmten Teilnehmerkreis. Wir benötigen lediglich die installer.app auf unserem ge-jailbreakten iPhone.

Wie man Frings installiert:

  • installer.app öffnen
  • unter add sources, diese Adresse hinzufügen http://fring.com/iphone.xml
  • im Installer wird die neue Kategorie fring erscheinen
  • in dieser Kategorie befindet sich das Installationsprogramm von fring
  • die Frage “This package comes from an untrusted source, it may be unsafe to install!” beantwortet man mit einem Klick auf den roten “Install” Button
  • fertig

» Fring’s Presse Erklärung