John Paczkowski

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Murdoch-Blocked?

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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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