Do You Yahoo? Not Any More.
Bill Quick

Bungling, Inc.: Yahoo Sold to Verizon : The Other McCain Yahoo is arguably the worst-run major company in the history of high tech. In 1998, Yahoo could have bought Google for a mere $1 million. Four years later, after Google … Continue reading

Putting All the Losers In One Basket
Bill Quick

Why Verizon wants to buy an ailing Yahoo in $4.8B deal – The Washington Post “Combining Verizon, AOL and Yahoo will create a new powerful competitive rival in mobile media, and an open, scaled alternative offering for advertisers and publishers,” … Continue reading

Put Up Job On Ailes?
Bill Quick

Murdochs decide to oust Fox News chief Ailes: report | Reuters Rupert Murdoch, executive co-chairman of 21st Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O), and his sons James and Lachlan agree that Fox News Channel boss Roger Ailes should leave the company but … Continue reading

Another Possibility
Bill Quick

Paul Thurrott’s Short Takes: June 17 – Petri Is this why Microsoft paid so much for LinkedIn? While I think I understand the rationale for Microsoft’s purchase of LinkedIn, the one thing I don’t quite have a handle on is … Continue reading

This Is What They Mean by “Dumb Luck”
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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Thoroughly Failed on Promise to Not Screw Up Tumblr – Breitbart Mashable has published a lengthy article explaining the decline of Tumblr and its parent company Yahoo as a result of CEO Marissa Mayer’s leadership, after interviewing multiple … Continue reading

Interesting: Microsoft Just Bought LinkedIn
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Microsoft’s LinkedIn Buyout Is A Solid Move – Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) | Seeking Alpha Summary Microsoft is acquiring LinkedIn for $196 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $26.2 billion. Faced with slower growth in all segments, Microsoft is … Continue reading

One For the Books: In Red Ink
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Microsoft Closes the Book on Nokia Assets, Ending in Disaster – Petri Back in 2013, Microsoft announced that it would be acquiring Nokia’s mobile business in a move at the time that was seen as a defensive stake in the … Continue reading

It’s The Bacon, Actually
Bill Quick

This is what happens when McDonald’s listens to its customers – The Washington Post The news comes on the heels of a major concession by the fast-food chain, which is no coincidence. For years, adoring fans pleaded with McDonald’s to extend … Continue reading

Ignorant Capitalists
Bill Quick

The public thinks the average company makes a 36% profit margin, which is about 5X too high – AEI | Carpe Diem Blog » AEIdeas Most people wouldn’t recognize a P&L statement if it was gnawing on their ass. … Continue reading

Is VC Reaching a Cyclic Peak?
Bill Quick

#PeakVC – K9 Ventures I don’t claim to have a crystal ball to see how this will all play out. But if we are at #PeakVC as I suspect we are based on the ridiculous amounts of dollars flooding in … Continue reading

Sowell Should Know Better, You’d Think
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“Will We Be Leaving Our Children at the Mercy of a Nuclear Iran?” » Cold Fury The above excerpt is from one of Sowell’s occasional “random thoughts post,” and it includes something else I thought was worthy of a comment: … Continue reading

Belly Up to the Band, Boys
Bill Quick

Punk band The Pogues launches Irish whiskey The Pogues Irish Whiskey is targeted towards 25 to 35-year-old drinkers and is said to be Ireland’s highest malt-containing blended Irish whiskey, with 50% grain and 50% single malt liquid. Top 40 Buffett-isms: … Continue reading

Who Knows What Microsoft Is Doing Now?
Bill Quick

Why did Microsoft just combine its Windows and Devices businesses? | ZDNet Some think the move is a precursor to Microsoft getting rid of some, and maybe ultimately, all, of its first-party devices, which include Surface, HoloLens, Lumia, Surface Hub, … Continue reading

Fly Me to…Hell
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Unfriendly skies to become unfriendlier « Hot Air Only those able to pay to escape the intrusive TSA security theater entry procedures, and then fly in the relative comfort of first class, can make the claim that flying today is … Continue reading

Big Grocery Wins Out
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State-By-State Map: Largest Company in 2015 – BuzzPo Take a look at Washington.  Given that both Microsoft and Amazon are headquartered there, does the company with the most revenue surprise you? … Continue reading

Signs of Doom
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Apple Won’t Always Rule. Just Look at IBM. – NYTimes.com Apple can’t grow like this forever. No company can. In a few short years, Apple has become the biggest company on the planet by market value — so big that … Continue reading

Hot Seats
Bill Quick

Here’s Why a Single Airplane Seat Can Cost Airlines $300,000 Massagers! Sliding doors! Airbags! THE AMENITIES ALONE! The space race between airlines to design fancier first class and business class seats is well-known. But all that luxury comes at a … Continue reading

Yes, Well. There Is That, Too.
Bill Quick

Black People Don’t Drink Coffee – Taki’s Magazine This is why it’s a sharp pointy pinnacle of irony that Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz—yes, he’s Jewish, because a dozen of you would have mentioned it in the comments anyway—recently launched a … Continue reading

Things are tough all over
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A girl can’t even lay down and make a decent living anymore. Silicon Valley’s Sex Workers Are Being Priced Out of the City By Their Own Clients The world is a strange and wonderful place. It’s a story built for … Continue reading