Kara Swisher

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MSFT, YHOO and GOOG: All You Need to Know in (Not So) Pretty Pictures

A stark visual of the situation–courtesy of The Wall Street Journal–with regard to the competitive Internet advertising and stock situation.

These two charts look at the performance of the major players–Microsoft (MSFT), Yahoo (YHOO) and Google (GOOG) (and AOL [TWX] in the ad chart)–from 2004 to 2008.

What more can we say?

So we won’t.

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Also, here’s a link to a video of an appearance I made on ABC News last night about the danger of Google getting too powerful. (Naughty ABC does not allow embedding; here also is the text post.)

Please see this disclosure related to me and Google.


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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