Icahn Moves to Unseat Yahoo’s Board

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The drama surrounding the future of Yahoo continues. Billionaire investor Carl Icahn is launching a proxy contest to unseat Yahoo Inc.’s board of directors, the Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday, citing “a person close to the matter.” The move is aimed at pressuring Yahoo (YHOO) to reach out to Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) to re-start sale discussions. Icahn plans to nominate 10 directors to replace Yahoo’s board before a deadline Thursday, the Journal said. Icahn’s nominees will reportedly include former Viacom Inc. Chief Executive Frank Biondi, who has worked with Icahn on other proxy fights.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.