Kara Swisher

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More Shoes Drop: Third Point Formally Files Preliminary Proxy Statement With SEC

No surprise — preliminary proxy documents from Yahoo’s activist shareholder Third Point were filed to the Securities and Exchange Commission today, which you can see here. In them, the New York hedge fund took new aim at the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s latest board member candidates, noting “installing the hand-picked choices of the current Board does nothing to allay concerns that the Company is poised to repeat the errors of its past.” More to come, to be sure, as Third Point seeks to get its own directors on Yahoo’s board.


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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