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Follow to My Conversation with Jeff Weiner

By - April 18, 2007

Again, one made far smarter by your input – about the same number of comments and questions as with Eric. Dave finds what might be the nut of the conversation – Jeff’s openness to partnering (again) with Microsoft. Remember my “Soverture” post? (Grin)

We spoke of DoubleClick, and as we spoke, Jeff’s boss, CEO Terry Semel, was predicting advertiser defections in a Reuters’ piece.

DoubleClick could see defections by advertisers put off by Google’s $3.1 billion deal to buy the online advertising market maker, Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Terry Semel predicted in an interview on Tuesday.

But Yahoo’s (YHOO.O: Quote, Profile, Research) top executive stopped short of joining calls for antitrust regulators to scrutinize Google Inc.’s (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) DoubleClick takeover…

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  1. Dave says:

    that was actually a pretty interesting moment… dan farber and i were sitting in the green room, sort of half-listening to the same-old-same-old while editing photos & writing up a blog post.

    then, we both heard those comments from weiner, and we stopped… looked up, looked at each other, and raised an eyebrow. i said to dan, “holy crap… he’s SELLING, isn’t he?!?”. dan looked back at me and went “yes… yes he is.”.