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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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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