John Paczkowski

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Do I Hear $32 Per Share? Sold to the Software Giant in Row 3!

Much as Yahoo’s (YHOO) second largest shareholder, investment firm Legg Mason, may view Microsoft’s (MSFT) threatening letter as a boorish tactical blunder, the company seems willing to back its proposed takeover of Yahoo at the right price.

“If Microsoft raises the offer, the pressure shifts very quickly to Yahoo to negotiate,” Legg Mason portfolio manager Bill Miller told The Wall Street Journal. “To me, bumping the number up a buck [from $31 a share], that would have a big impact psychologically on shareholders. … If Microsoft lowers the price, I’m not prepared to say that’s better than Yahoo remaining independent.”

But you are if Microsoft “bumps it up” to $32, right?


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