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Microsoft's Options Rendered Via YouTube Copyright Infringement!

While we wait for the Microsoft board to make its decision on what to do next in relation to Yahoo, here are some lovely ripped-off videos from YouTube to keep you entertained.

BoomTown might start only writing about this takeover battle from Hell with musical accompaniment to make things seem more pleasant.

The prospect of a price rise and some substantive talks, reported in The Wall Street Journal today and which BoomTown has been long advocating, is already a good sign.

In any case, the options:

Walking (Nancy Sinatra, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’”):

Not Walking (Left Banke, “Walk Away Renee”):

More Money (Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, “Money”):

Less Money (ABBA, “Money, Money, Money”):

Winning Yahoo and Defeating Google (Judy Garland, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”):


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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