Daily Archives: July 10, 2008

Yang - Yodel AnecdotalAfter missing the first two days of the Allen & Co conference in Sun Valley, Jerry Yang of Yahoo has finally arrived and is being chased by reporters wherever he goes.

Despite the pressure being applied to Yahoo by Carl Icahn and Microsoft, Mr Yang looked pretty unfazed. 

Sun Valley, IdahoIt was a fairly public setting but some of the key players in the Microsoft-Yahoo saga still managed to have a very private pow-wow in the Sun Valley Inn late on Wednesday night. Huddled in deep conversation around a table at one end of the bar were Sue Decker, Yahoo’s president, Terry Semel, the company’s former chief executive, and Sergey Brin, the co-founder of Google.

Brin’s presence was of particular note, given the search deal Yahoo agreed with Google after failing to agree a purchase by Microsoft. 

Tim Berners-LeeAre you worried about what you’ve put on Facebook? Concerned that your current – or a future – employer will judge you on some of the personal and possibly foolish things about on the web? You should be.

Apparently 44 per cent of firms are using social network sites to check out job candidates. That was in October last year. And that’s just the ones who admitted to it.