John Paczkowski

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Blockbuster Plays Hard to Get (Lost)

Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes says acquiring Circuit City will be “a challenge,” and while the company is up for one, a challenge of this particular sort may be more than it can handle. Because a week after announcing its $1.3 billion gambit for the foundering–yes, foundering–electronics chain, Blockbuster (BBI) says it would rather drop it than go hostile.

And with Circuit City (CC) refusing to allow the video-rental company access to its books until Blockbuster proves it can actually afford the acquisition, it would seem hostile is the only way to go. “The heart of the matter is that we still need further facts,” Keyes told The Wall Street Journal, referring to Blockbuster’s failure to gain access to Circuit City’s books. “With those facts, we can choose whether to proceed or get back to our continued success.”

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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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