CNET News Daily Podcast: MS, Ballmer ready to up the online ante

Microsoft puts on its game face, discovering the real Carl Icahn, and Facebook makes nice to developers. Now what?

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer stepped onstage Thursday to tell an assembly of Wall Street analysts and reporters that, Yahoo or no Yahoo , the company plans to continue to invest until it achieves greater scale in online services.

Speaking of Yahoo, CNET News' Leslie Katz interviews Mark Stevens, author of King Icahn: The Biography of a Renegade Capitalist, to find out what has pushed this activist investor to challenge the powers that be. And Webware's Rafe Needleman wraps context around Facebook's bevy of announcements , including the social-networking company's renewed commitment to engage its development community.


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