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.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik