John Paczkowski

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Yahoo Yodel Becomes High-Pitched Funeral Keen

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Yahoo’s quite the damsel in distress these days, isn’t it? The Internet underachiever has reportedly renewed its talks with Google, as it desperately searches for alternatives to Microsoft’s $44.6 billion takeover bid. “Jerry [Yang, Yahoo CEO] is as motivated as hell to try anything he can,” a source familiar with the deal told the Los Angeles Times. “Google is hyper-competitive, and it wants to do anything it can, anytime it can, to stop Microsoft from getting one foot in the door.”

Bit of a truism, that. Still, the report–if it’s true–could mean Yahoo is considering turning over its search advertising business to Google.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik