Kara Swisher

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Yahoo Completes $1.25 Billion Offering

In a regulatory filing, Yahoo said that it completed its previously announced offering of $1.25 billion in convertible senior notes due in 2018. The Silicon Valley Internet giant said it would use the net proceeds for a number of corporate purposes, including “acquisitions or other strategic transactions, additional repurchases of common stock and working capital.”


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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