Kara Swisher

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Breaking: Activist Shareholder Dan Loeb Starts Proxy Fight at Yahoo

Dan Loeb, the activist shareholder who owns a large stake in Yahoo, is filing today a slate of alternate directors in the beginning of what could be an ugly battle over the fate of the company.

The slate includes Loeb as well as media executive Michael Wolf. The move comes as talks over the sale of Yahoo’s Asian holdings have stalled. More to come.


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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