Privacy groups to Google: What took you so long?

Privacy groups are glad that Google has finally placed a link to its privacy policy on its home page, but they said it was something the search giant was legally obligated to do, Computerworld reports.

Icahn escalates war of words with Yahoo

In a letter to Yahoo Friday, billionaire investor Carl Icahn said the company should offer to sell to Microsoft for $34.375 a share.

Google overtakes Yahoo as most-visited U.S. Web site

New research from comScore concludes that for the first time, Google has overtaken Yahoo as the most-visited Web site in the U.S.

Texas to look into requiring Amazon to collect sales tax

Texas officials are investigating whether Amazon.com should be collecting the state's 6.25-percent sales tax from its Texas customers.

Sizing up Microsoft and Yahoo: Did anybody win?

Now that Microsoft has dropped its bid to take over Yahoo, Computerworld talks to industry analysts who assess what happened and what to expect from the two companies.

Amazon sues New York over collecting online taxes

Amazon.com has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York over a new law that requires certain online retailers to collect taxes from consumers residing in the state and then remit them to the state.

Report: Yahoo-Google deal moves forward

The Wall Street Journal reports a positive initial test of Yahoo outsourcing its search advertising to Google may lead to a deal between the two Web giants, helping Yahoo fend off Microsoft's $42 billion bid for Yahoo.

N.Y. to tax goods bought on Amazon

The Empire State’s legislature passed a budget that includes a provision requiring certain online retailers to collect sales taxes from online purchases.

U.S. online sales to hit $204 billion in 2008

Online retail sales are projected to hit $204 billion in 2008, up from $175 billion in 2007, and should top $300 billion over the next five years, according to a Shop.org study conducted by Forrester Research.

Report: Microsoft won't up its bid for Yahoo

Microsoft isn't planning to raise its initial unsolicited $44.6 billion bid to buy Yahoo, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal .

Citigroup: Microsoft likely to raise bid for Yahoo

Microsoft will most likely increase its initial $44.6 billion bid for Yahoo Inc. , according to a Citigroup Investment Research analyst.

Report: Yahoo board reported split over Microsoft bid

Yahoo Inc.'s Chairman Roy Bostock is leading a group of the company's board members in favor of accepting Microsoft Corp.'s unsolicited US$44.6 billion takeover bid, according to a new report.

Report: Yahoo to reject Microsoft's buyout bid

The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Yahoo's board of directors plans to reject Microsoft's $44.6 billion bid to buy the company.

Some libraries close books to Google, Microsoft

Some libraries are paying to have their content digitized rather than letting it be scanned for free, because of access.

Prince fights YouTube, eBay over copyrighted content

Music industry icon Prince is picking a fight with YouTube over unauthorized use of video content on the video-sharing Web site.