John Paczkowski

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I think that day has passed, but you never know.”

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch comments on a possible MySpace-Yahoo alliance during last week’s earnings call.

Yeah, you never know.

You’d think that News Corp. (NWS) would be a little too busy with the integration of a certain other multibillion-dollar property to consider adding another one to its plate, but Chairman Rupert Murdoch, as we all know, is a man of healthy appetites.

So it’s not all that surprising to hear that News Corp. and Yahoo (YHOO) are discussing some kind of alliance that would allow the beleaguered Internet major to rebuff Microsoft’s hostile bid once and for all. Sources close to the companies tell The Wall Street Journal that under the terms of the deal being discussed, News Corp. (owner of this site) would take a 20% stake in Yahoo and combine it with MySpace and other News Corp.-owned online properties.

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