Marissa Mayer’s First Live Interview (Which ATD Had to Virtually Sneak Into): God. Family. Yahoo.

Going down those Internet pipes is really tight.


More Billionaires Sign On to Giving Money Away

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have persuaded 11 more of their billionaire peers to promise to give away half of their wealth, including tech luminaries Gordon Moore and Reed Hastings.

Warren Buffett Goes Bigger on Big Blue, Bails Out of Intel

The legendary investor hardly gets to know the world’s biggest chipmaker, but remains IBM’s largest single shareholder.

Buffett Comments on Trust Issue in Yahoo CEO BioGate: “You’ve Got a Problem”

If the sage of Omaha thinks it’s bad, it has moved to much worse.

Warren Buffett on Apple, Google: Do Not Want

Warren Buffett wouldn’t bet against Apple and Google, but he won’t invest in them, either.

News Byte

Warren Buffett Says He May Buy More Newspapers

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, who owns the Buffalo News, the Omaha World-Herald and a big chunk of the Washington Post, told shareholders today that he may buy more newspapers. “I think there is a future for newspapers that exist in an area where there is a sense of community,” he said. “I think the economics will be ok, but it will be nothing like the old days.”

Andreessen Horowitz Partners Pledge Half Their VC Income to Philanthropy

Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz say they want to improve venture capital’s image by committing to philanthropy.


Billionaire Families Join Pledge on Giving

The billionaire founders of PayPal and Broadcom Corp. are among a dozen wealthy families that have agreed to give the majority of their wealth to charity, following in the footsteps of technology entrepreneurs such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

Warren Buffett Likes IBM’s Tune, Becomes Its Biggest Shareholder

Warren Buffett says he has bought 5.5 percent of IBM, which appears to make him Big Blue’s largest shareholder.

AOL Officially Adds 5Min to Its Roster. Next?

Here’s the official press release announcing AOL’s acquisition of 5Min Media. Sources familiar with the transaction tell me it’s an all-cash deal at the high end of the $50 million to $65 million range I reported earlier today. So let’s call it $65 million.

Almost Famous: Flowtown’s Ethan Bloch

Rich/Obscenely Rich Divide Closing

A Grim Year for PC Sales

Buffett: Unemployment Going Past 8 Percent