John Paczkowski

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Ballmer to Yahoo: You Will Be Assimilated

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Turns out BoomTown was right: Microsoft (MSFT) did pooh-pooh Yahoo’s (YHOO) first quarter performance. And it did it before the company even posted earnings.

In remarks today at the launch of Microsoft’s Web portal for North Africa, MSN Maghreb, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said Yahoo’s first-quarter performance has no bearing on its value to Microsoft. “We think we can accelerate our strategy by buying Yahoo and will pay what makes sense for our shareholders,” Ballmer said. “I wish Yahoo all the success with its results, but it doesn’t affect the value of Yahoo to Microsoft.”

Of course, the real question is does it affect the value of Microsoft’s $31-a-share offer for Yahoo, an offer that some observers say Redmond will be forced to raise if it ever wants to acquire the company.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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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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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”