John Paczkowski

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"Person Familiar With the Matter" Actually Steve Ballmer?

ballmerfists.jpgMicrosoft (MSFT) is really putting the screws to Yahoo (YHOO), isn’t it? Having failed to negotiate a deal in private earlier this week, Microsoft has apparently decided to negotiate it in public–with a little help from the press.

Shares of Yahoo slipped 4.76% to $27.01 in extended trading today, after Reuters reported that Microsoft was re-evaluating its bid. A mysterious “person familiar with the matter” told the publication that the re-evaluation was inspired by concerns that Yahoo’s value may have declined since the initial offer was made Feb. 1.

A little something for Jerry Yang to think about over the weekend, I suppose …


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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus