Kara Swisher

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PE Firms Meeting With Yahoo Board Members Today

I vow not bash you over the head too much in an endless roundelay of posts about back-and-forth deal wrangling between Yahoo and its possible bidders in a proposed partial investment deal. But sources said that board chairman Roy Bostock and other members of its strategic committee are doing more hurrying up and less waiting by setting up a more formal meeting with the two private equity firms that have made bids. Silver Lake’s confab is set to take place today.


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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