John Paczkowski

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Alibaba and Yahoo: Can't We All Just Get Along?

A slight–very slight–easing of tensions today in Yahoo’s spat with Alibaba over the Chinese company’s transfer of its Alipay online e-commerce payment system to Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, a move that devalued Yahoo’s 43 percent stake in Alibaba. After a week of accusations, denials and contradictory who-knew-what-and-when statements, the two companies have agreed to talk things out. Below, the joint statement they issued moments ago:

“Alibaba Group, and its major stockholders Yahoo! Inc. and Softbank Corporation, are engaged in and committed to productive negotiations to resolve the outstanding issues related to Alipay in a manner that serves the interests of all shareholders as soon as possible.”

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