Kara Swisher

Recent Posts by Kara Swisher

Finally, Some Good News: A New Baby for Jerry Yang!

While BoomTown can be a bit, shall we say, sharp-tongued about Yahoo (YHOO), the company Jerry Yang co-founded, when it comes to anyone’s baby we go all sentimental.

jerryakiko

Thus, everyone at AllThingsD.com extends its warm congratulations to Yang and his wife, Akiko Yamazaki (both pictured here), on the birth of their second daughter, which we found out about from–where else?–sources close to the company.

And, despite the current turmoil at his corporate baby, in the wake of Microsoft’s (MSFT) unsolicited takeover bid, I am guessing Yang must be over the moon with the new arrival.

(Memo to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer: Give Yang a break and back off, at least for today, or you’ll have wearing-our-mama-hat BoomTown to answer to. A lovely floral arrangement or muffin basket would be a nice touch too.)


Latest Video

View all videos »

Search »

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