Signaling acquisition talks, Microsoft pens NDA with Yahoo

We heard back in early October that Microsoft was eyeing Yahoo for a possible acquisition. At that time, signals were clearly mixed about the possible deal. On one hand, Yahoo would give Microsoft a highly trafficked web portal that would help it compete with content powerhouse AOL. But on the other, Microsoft investors were lukewarm on the potential of buying a property that has little growth potential.

iPad buyers are exactly who you think they are, but with pets (infographic)

Although the $199 Kindle Fire hybrid e-reader and tablet has captured a lot of consumer attention in the last few weeks, Apple’s iPad is still the most popular and desired tablet device across the board, especially with kids. With the holiday season coming up, the likelihood of tablet purchases is greatly increased because there are so many unique options at different prices.