John Paczkowski

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Microsoft to Yahoo: You Know the Number. Call Us After Your Lousy First Quarter

Yahoo (YHOO) has handled Microsoft’s (MSFT) hostile bid about as poorly as its own operations these past few years. And much as the company would like us all to believe it’s “positioned for accelerated financial growth,” no one’s really buying it, least of all Microsoft which has no plans to raise its bid for the company. Redmond plans to stick with its current $44.6 billion offer for Yahoo, at least until it agrees to buyout talks, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

With no competing bids to speak of and an economic decline that makes the original offer seem generous, Microsoft believes Yahoo will have little choice but to accept original terms. And so it’s biding its time. Said a source close to the company, “There’s no reason to bid against ourselves.”

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