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[News] [Rival] Cramer: Microsoft is Like IBM in 1988; No Yahoo Takeover

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Cramer: Microsoft is Like IBM in 1988; No Yahoo Takeover
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 11:37:36 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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TheStreet.com TV Recap: Sifting Through Microsoft Rumor Mill

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| Cramer said Microsoft is "so IBM in 1988, it's frightening ... they think 
| they're a nimble growth company." 


The Microsoft-Buying-Yahoo Rumor Still Makes No Sense

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| Microsoft would pay $54 billion for $1.3 billion a year in revenue and $730 
| million in profit. In return, Microsoft shares would take a 16% hit due to 
| dilution, to gain 27% market share in online advertising, a market dominated 
| by Google with 65% market share. The numbers and the markets just don't make 
| business sense.    


Related and recent:

Is Yahoo!-Microsoft Still Alive? 


Yahoo Gets Boost From Renewed Microsoft Acquisition Talk


Yahoo! Answers is rejecting Open-Source options in answers

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| Someone got a computer from a friend that has some serious problems 
| with Windows. S/he has none of the disks (XP or restore) and was
| asking for recommendations.
| [...]
| How is recommending freely available and legal alternatives abuse?
| ImgBurn is also a perfectly legal program, so are Ubuntu and Kubuntu
| (they're Linux).


Yahoo in China human rights case

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| A human rights group in the US is suing Yahoo for alleged complicity in 
| rights abuses and acts of torture in China. 


Chinese Internet dissident committed to mental hospital

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| "It is not acceptable that Chinese authorities use such methods to silence 
| citizens who have merely peacefully voiced their opinions", expressed the 
| organisation in an announcement. Apparently authorities have not abandoned 
| the practice of punishing those who have exposed the abuse of power and 
| defied censorship by compulsorily committing them to mental institutions.    


Yahoo!, Microsoft ink web pact with Chinese government

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| Microsoft and Yahoo! have signed a pact with the Chinese government 
| that "encourages" the big name web players to record the identities of 
| bloggers and censor content. So says Reporters Without Borders, an 
| organization that fights for journalistic rights across the globe.   


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