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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik