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EXCLUSIVE PHOTO: Jerry Yang Still Open to a Microsoft Deal

Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang said in an interview today that he’s still open to a deal with Microsoft.

Yang told Reuters, referring to Microsoft’s execs after they walked away from their takeover efforts Saturday: “If they have anything new to say, we would be open…I am more than willing to listen.”

After Yahoo’s precipitous stock drop today, this kind of backfilling is not a surprise, of course.

So, what more can BoomTown say, except that a picture is worth a thousand words?

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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