John Paczkowski

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GET IT OVER WITH ALREADY

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“We know what Yahoo’s worth,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said last week. “$44 billion is a lot of money.”

But it’s not as much as $46 billion, which may be what Microsoft (MSFT) feels Yahoo (YHOO) is worth today. “People familiar with the matter,” who are no doubt collecting a Microsoft paycheck, tell The Wall Street Journal that Microsoft’s board of directors is meeting today to plot the company’s next move in its ridiculously prolonged acquisition standoff with Yahoo. Among the options the board is considering: sweetening Microsoft’s bid to as much as $32 or $33 a share. Which is $2 or $3 less than the figure Yahoo’s major shareholders are said to be seeking.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am 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