Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Q4 Slide Deck: Find the Momentum

For those who love to wallow in financial details, here is the slide deck of a lot of them, courtesy of Yahoo.

The Silicon Valley Internet giant reported its fourth-quarter earnings today, which met Wall Street investor expectations but were not a blowout.

Still, in a call after, its execs declared that signs were “encouraging,” and that Yahoo was “gaining momentum.”

See if you agree by going all junior accountant on the numbers:


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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