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Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Internet Access is Slow, Costly, and Unfair - YouTube
Is Net Neutrality Dead? - ""pressure from ISP and Cable Provider lobby in Washington not to call them a utility"" - - +++ Bill Moyers Essay: As the SEC Door Revolves - v=pqA4RGI5i8A
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
With Alibaba IPO Filing Set to Arrive Tomorrow, Here’s Why It Does Matter to Silicon Valley | Re/code
Thus the big question: What will Mayer buy? Or will the money go to buying back shares? Or what? As many have correctly noted, the Alibaba stake has had a significant halo effect on Yahoo’s stock and, once public, the company will have a definite value that can be counted. And, more to the point, once the Alibaba impact is felt, it will become completely clear how the core Yahoo business is valued by Wall Street — right now, hardly at all — and whether the company is a good deal or not. That clarity means a lot of things for Mayer and Yahoo, including whether it could ever be a takeover target itself — a strange but not implausible scenario that has been brought up to me recently by many players who could pull off such a deal. ||| + I believe a major tie-up between Yahoo and AOL is still in the cards.
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
BBC News - Google buys up games controller firm Green Throttle Games
Mobile Market is saturated. Now comes the fight for the living room and making the living room/TV/Movie/Surfing experience more like 21st Century. And cable companies (middle man) will become obsolete in the coming years. "More recently, the company announced the low-cost Chromecast dongle. The device allows content from a mobile device to be played out on a television. Joining Google from Green Throttle Games will be co-founders Matt Crowley and Karl Townsend. Mr Townsend was lead engineer for the Palm Pilot, a pioneering handheld device. +
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
Ex-Time Warner boss apologises for 'worst deal of the century' - Americas, World - The Independent
Ex-Time Warner boss apologises for 'worst deal of the century'
Jerry Levin encourages banking chiefs to follow his lead after admitting AOL blunder

"I'm really very sorry about the pain and suffering and loss caused," Mr Levin told CNBC television.

"I take responsibility. It wasn't the board. It wasn't my colleagues at Time Warner. It wasn't the bankers or the lawyers – and there were a lot of them... I am not going to blame any predecessors or successors. I helped pick them and I have great respect for them," he said. "I presided over the worst deal of the century, apparently, and it is time for those involved in companies to stand up and say, 'You know what, I am solely responsible for it, I was the CEO, I was in charge'."

who turned Citigroup into the largest US bank and then left in 2006, just before losses from sub-prime mortgage

an angry Mr Weill had defended his record and said one of his biggest mistakes had been "recommending Chuck Prince" to be his successor.
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may 2010 by asterisk2a

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