Kara Swisher

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MicroHoo: Talk Amongst Yourselves…

Oh dear, the board of Yahoo (YHOO) “authorized” management to hold talks with both Time Warner’s (TWX) AOL and unsolicited suitor Microsoft (MSFT) in its board meeting last Friday.

Well, this deal is not exactly turning out like buttah–in the words of the laudable “Saturday Night Live” character Linda Richman of “Coffee Talk”–is it?

BoomTown is verklempt.

Thus, since this round of deal-making is obviously going to be done on Yahoo time (that would be using the 724-hours-in-a-day clock), I choose to entertain the troops–until I come up with our next serious screed, oops, post, that is–with this choice video showing Linda, Madonna and Roseanne getting a visit from the patron saint of BoomTown.

Here it is:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald