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microsoft right to walk from yahoo

May 7, 2008


Pundits can deride Microsoft for walking away from the hostile Yahoo takeover deal as much as they want, but Microsoft can heave a sigh of relief for dodging a bullet. No, Steve Ballmer was not being all hat and no cattle, as some have labeled his action for withdrawing from the attempt to buy Yahoo […]

the mind-boggling merger of microsoft, news corp and yahoo

April 9, 2008


You have got to give Steve Ballmer props for the chutzpah to think big and be aggressive. So Yahoo turned down Microsoft’s takeover offer. No problem, Ballmer is cutting off Yahoo’s options by reaching out to one of its potential white knights, New Corporation, instead. Word has leaked that Microsoft is talking to News Corp […]

simpsons too corrupting for kids, baywatch ok

April 9, 2008


This is too hilarious to pass up — Venezuela’s TV station Televen has bowed to pressure to pull The Simpsons off the air as it has been deemed too “inappropriate” for children. So what did it replace the satirical cartoon with? Baywatch Hawaii. Which means that for the Venezuelan television authorities, images of women dressed […]

tibetan monks cry for freedom

March 27, 2008


Tibetan Buddhist monks today defied the draconian tactics of the Chinese government by staging a daring and fervent protest of heart-breaking proportions. They burst onto a tightly-orchestrated news briefing held by the Chinese authorities in Lhasa, the Tibetan capital, for a select group of foreign journalists, which Beijing had hoped would beam images of a […]

and the media wonders why it is hated…

March 7, 2008


What part of “off the record” does the reporter in the Scottish newspaper, The Scotsman, not understand? While speaking to the newspaper, Senator Barack Obama’s senior policy adviser, Samantha Power, was outed in her comment about Obama’s rival for the Democratic party’s presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton. “She is a monster, too – that is off […]

the microsoft yahoo saga

February 15, 2008


Yahoo must really hate the idea of being bought over by Microsoft, or else its management is living in dreamland. Or perhaps it is just playing the game of extracting a higher price from Microsoft. In the hope of fending off the Washington-based giant after rejecting its offer, Yahoo started leaking word that it is […]

msnbc’s clinton slur

February 9, 2008


Mitt Romney’s five sons campaigned for him extensively, traveling throughout the country with their father and gave media interviews on his behalf. And nobody passes any derogatory remarks about them. But when Chelsea Clinton works the phones to help her mum Hillary by calling the Democratic Party’s superdelegates for their support, MSNBC anchor David Shuster […]