Yahoo / Microsoft Non Merger

This guy is famous for doing this type of thing when big companies are in proxy battles. The MSFT / YAHOO saga continues…


Billionaire investor Carl Icahn officially launched a proxy contest to unseat Yahoo Inc.’s entire board, writing in a letter to Chairman Roy Bostock that Yahoo directors have “acted irrationally and lost the faith of shareholders” and Microsoft Corp.

Mr. Icahn, who recently amassed a stake in Yahoo, nominated 10 members for the Yahoo board, including himself, lieutenant Keith Meister, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and former Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Frank J. Biondi Jr. Mr. Cuban sold his company,, to Yahoo in 1999 and Mr. Biondi has worked with Mr. Icahn in past proxy fights.

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Maureen Jann is a veteran B2B marketer whose career in Digital Media has grown up with the Internet. A self-described jill-of-all-trades, Maureen has elevated creative problem solving to an art form and enjoys the daily challenges of driving business results in unexpected ways. Her skills as an entrepreneur, content marketer, creative director and passionate people manager set her apart from the pack. Maureen has worked in every corner of marketing making her a skilled tactical resource as well as a strategic partner. Recently, she was the captain of the marketing ship for an award-winning professional services firm and is currently creating a content marketing strategy for Point It, a digital marketing agency.

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