John Paczkowski

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And by "Creating Value," I Mean Getting Rid of Yang and Bostock …

ballmerfingers.jpgJust because Microsoft (MSFT) “reserves the right” to reconsider its unsolicited offer to acquire Yahoo (YHOO), doesn’t mean it will do so. Indeed, to hear Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tell it, nothing could be further from the company’s mind. Speaking at the launch of Microsoft’s new research and development center in Herzliya, Israel, Ballmer said Microsoft is no longer interested in purchasing Yahoo outright. “We are not bidding to buy Yahoo,” Ballmer said. “Yet, we are trying to have discussions about deals with Yahoo that might create value, but not a whole acquisition of the company.”


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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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