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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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