Icahn's campaign gets him onto Yahoo board

Activist investor Carl Icahn was appointed to the Yahoo board, Virgin Mobile rebrands its stripping campaign, Dark Knight breaks records, and more

Activist investor Carl Icahn was appointed to the Yahoo board, the company announced today. After months of a public campaign by Icahn to replace the Yahoo board, his appointment hopes to avoid a contentious proxy fight.

The board will expand from nine members to 11. It will also include a name from the list Icahn proposed, possibly Jonathan Miller, the former chief executive of AOL. Robert A. Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard, will step down as director.

Icahn, however, maintains that a sale is in the best interest of the company.


Virgin Mobile renamed its “Strip2Clothe” initiative, which launched a few weeks ago, as the “Blank2Clothe,” campaign. The effort invited those 18 and older to submit video of themselves taking off their clothes, with videos and viewership resulting in charitable donations. The move follows earlier criticism from Catholic charities, parents, and others, of the tactics. Now participants can submit footage of themselves doing any fully-dressed activity they choose.

Al Gore and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talk about energy at the Netroots Nation blogger conference in Austin, TX.

A viral marketing campaign and other buzz catapults The Dark Knight to a $253 million, record-breaking weekend.

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