John Paczkowski

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Friday the Thirteenth Part 4: MicroHoo Lives!

Rumors of renewed talks between Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo (YHOO) are as inevitable and persistent as “Friday the 13th” sequels–and not nearly as entertaining.

Shares of Yahoo spiked this afternoon on rumors that Yahoo is back in merger or partial acquisition talks with Microsoft. YHOO rose 5.2% to $22.56 in afternoon trading before falling to its knees again after a source close to Microsoft told CNBC there are no new negotiations between the two companies. “There is no deal for the whole company, and nothing has changed as of today,” the source said.

But as BoomTown notes, perhaps it should.


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