A proposed merger of Internet pioneers AOL Inc andYahoo Inc could create a nimbler player in Web video, but strong growth, the measure of success in Silicon Valley, would remain elusive. Investors are revisiting one of the most speculated Internet combinations, after activist investor Starboard on Friday pressured Yahoo to merge with AOLâ€‹ â€‹â€‹(Reuters)â€‹.
Uber takes another hit with hammer-attack incidentâ€‹: A rough week for ride-sharing service Uber got rougher with the arrest of one of its Bay Area drivers for allegedly fracturing a passenger's skull in a hammer attack. The San Francisco District Attorney's office said Friday that it had charged Patrick Karajah a 26-year-old UberX driver from Pacifica, Calif., with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with an incident that took place in the city's Bernal Heights area. Karajah has pleaded not guilty, and is free on bailâ€‹ â€‹(Recode)â€‹.â€‹
Microsoft plans flagship store blocks from Apple's flagship Fifth Avenue store: Microsoft today announced plans to open a "flagship" store five blocks away from Apple's flagship store on Fifth Ave in New York. Microsoft says this is its "first flagship store." The new location will "serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience," Microsoft detailsâ€‹ â€‹(Venture Beat)â€‹.â€‹