Kara Swisher

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Steve Ballmer Unplugged: The Puppet Edition


BoomTown is spending the day at Microsoft (MSFT) HQ in Redmond, Wash., interviewing a passel of execs about the Yahoo online advertising and search partnership (videos to come soon!).

But, while here, I have not been able to resist trotting out this very funny puppet video by 1938 Media of sweat-stained Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gone wild, screaming about how he smoked Yahoo (YHOO) in the deal, to every Softie I see.

Because I am that sensitive.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”