Kara Swisher

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WSJ Online Videos: Yahoomania

Here are a trio of videos about the Microsoft offer to buy Yahoo for $31 a share from WSJ Online video that you might have missed.

Because, for goodness sakes, the coverage of the bid has been so hard to find on tech sites like this.

(OK, OK, BoomTown=Guilty of Yahoomania, so unless Google sends server-equipped troops on those goofy bicycles to attack Microsoft’s Redmond, Wash., HQ today, besides this, we’ll give it a day off and get back to smacking around the widget economy.)


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work