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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald