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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work