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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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