John Paczkowski

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Microsoft Suffering From Post-Traumatic Yahoo Disorder

The stress of Microsoft’s failed bid for Yahoo has apparently been so great, the company’s been put off its food. Microsoft (MSFT) says it has no intention of seeking the search-advertising market heft it might have gained in an acquisition of Yahoo (YHOO) with a spate of other Internet purchases.

“People don’t understand what they’re talking about,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told the Financial Times, referring to speculation about a post-Yahoo buying spree. “At the end of the day, this is about the ad platform.”

And don’t forget Google (GOOG) …


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