Kara Swisher

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Liveblogging From Yahoo Annual Meeting: Yangtastic!

For all the criticism I have lobbed at Yahoo’s leadership team over the last year, they do clean up well and look good on stage.

Not that anything they are saying has been even slightly revelatory (Starting point! Must-buy advertising! Maximize shareholder value!).

Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Jerry Yang discussed the power of Yahoo (“We have a very good operating model.”), while Yahoo President Sue Decker talked about ads and products and CFO Blake Jorgensen reviewed finances.

“I think we have a terrific asset, I think we have terrific people,” said Yang.

You get the idea here. Zzzzzzzzz.

Of course. it’s almost the good part: Q&A!


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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