CFOs on the hot seat: Students tell Expedia and Zillow execs how they could improve

Expedia’s Mark Okerstrom and Zillow’s Chad Cohen are accustomed to fielding tough questions from Wall Street analysts. But the chief financial officers were on a hot seat of a different sort last Wednesday as a group of accounting and business students at Seattle University presented their findings about both companies, sharing insights on everything from… Read More


Microsoft takes $6.2 billion write-down over aQuantive

Conceding that its giant acquisition of aQuantive Inc. hasn’t worked out as planned, Microsoft says it will write down the value of goodwill in its Online Services Division by a whopping $6.2 billion — almost as much as it paid for the Seattle-based online advertising company back in 2007, then the largest deal in Microsoft’s… Read More