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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus