John Paczkowski

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Google Search for Missing Yahoo Revenue Returns $1 Billion


Boy, that was fast. Yahoo’s (YHOO) limited two-week test of Google’s (GOOG) AdSense for Search service has yielded wondrous results. So wondrous, in fact, that we’re only a week into it and “people familiar with the matter” are already telling The Wall Street Journal that the trial may well lead to a broader outsourcing deal between the two companies.

Five bucks and a Yahoo Insta-Yodel! says the Net portal’s having another sit-down with Microsoft this week.

Anyway, by some estimates, a deal with Google would increase Yahoo’s cash flow by more than $1 billion a year. A nice little spike in revenue like that would certainly bolster Yahoo’s efforts to spur Microsoft (MSFT) into increasing its unsolicited buyout bid for the Internet pioneer. That being the case, why didn’t Yahoo forge such a partnership with Google last July when it was restructuring the company’s “ecosystem” and slaughtering sacred cows? Perhaps government approval was a concern?

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