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Yahoo Increases Share Buyback Plan to $5 Billion and Announces Debt Deal

Yahoo’s board, which just met, has increased its share buyback authorization by $5 billion, a move which should keep its already Alibaba-lifted stock in place for the short term. The Silicon Valley Internet giant also said it was doing a $1 billion debt offering of convertible senior notes and that it intends to use the money for things like stock buybacks and possible acquisitions. Yahoo has been aggressively purchasing its own stock under the tenure of CEO Marissa Mayer.


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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