Kara Swisher

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Hope, Action, Change for Yahoo Too?

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Finally, a solution to Yahoo’s (YHOO) thus-fruitless search for a way out of being forced to sell to Microsoft (MSFT): Get bought by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama!

OK, this post by comic and Web humorist Andy Borowitz is a joke, but I like it and Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang could use a good laugh about now.

Best line: “A spokesman for Microsoft at the company’s Redmond, Wash. headquarters acknowledged that the company was ‘disappointed’ to lose Yahoo to Sen. Obama, but added, ‘We can’t really be mad at him, because we love him so.’ “

Here is the link to the Borowitz Report site, pictured below (click on the image to make it larger), which is well worth a daily visit:

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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