Rogue Pat writes: Reuters reports that Andrea Pininfarina died in a road crash. Pininfarina was CEO of the company with the same name that was responsible for amongst others the Ferrari Testarossa and Ferrari Dino, but also worked for Maserati, Lancia, Peugeot and Ford.
Rogue Pat writes: CNN Money reports that Microsoft has offered an unsolicited bid of $45 billion for Yahoo in cash and stocks. The offer corresponds to $31 a share, or 62% above Thursday's closing price.
The offer also disclosed that one year ago, another Microsoft-Yahoo deal was attempted, but that offer was declined by Yahoo.
Rogue Pat writes: From the Reuters press article: "Microsoft ended three years of resistance on Monday and finally agreed to comply with a landmark 2004 antitrust decision by the European Commission."
From other news sources: Competitors will be able to buy interface protocols for 10.000 Euro to make their software work better with Windows. Moreover, Microsoft won't appeal the 500 million Euro fine any further.