John Paczkowski

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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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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