Kara Swisher

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MicroHoo: Should They Stay or Should They Go?

Should they stay or should they go now?

If they go there will be trouble. And if they stay it will be double.

In other words, BoomTown’s got nothing!

I am traveling this morning to Los Angeles for paidContent’s Economics of Social Media conference, where I will interview Walt Disney Internet Group President Steve Wadsworth onstage tomorrow.

But I will be sure to update after I arrive, as I have a new theory on the takeover I am noodling on.

Until then, here’s a nice summation from The Wall Street Journal here, saying absolutely nothing new too, but nicely hashing over the details thus far.

Money quote: “There was no direct contact between the two sides this past weekend and people close to both camps said they were preparing for the next stage of battle.”

Thus, while loins are apparently being girded, here is a very nice video of the Clash, singing their hit song (and how much do I love this song? Much!):


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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