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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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