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Steve Ballmer Unplugged: The Puppet Edition

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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.

Enjoy:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald