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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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