This Week in Tech

May 5th 2008

This Week in Tech 141

Grand Theft Yahoo

Hosted by Leo Laporte
Microsoft withdraws Yahoo bid, Grand Theft Auto IV, First live TWiT in new studio, and more.
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Category: News

Microsoft withdraws Yahoo bid, Grand Theft Auto IV, First live TWiT in new studio, and more.

  • Microsoft finally decides to back out of Yahoo deal.
  • What does this mean for Ballmer?
  • Expect a TWiT battle of Internet superegos at next year's MacWorld?
  • Maker Faire held this weekend.
  • Following TWiT Live on Twitter.
  • First live TWiT on TWiTLive.tv. Leo, Wil and Jason live on Stickam video
  • Will Laporte beat Obama before Rose beats Laporte on Twitter?
  • Comcast burst vs. Verizon FiOS.
  • Yahoo's scorched earth plan won out, but stocks should tank. Lawsuits expected.
  • Calacanis: Google, VC and startups are winners, Yahoo shareholders are losers.
  • Yahoo was asking for $37/share, MSFT top offer was $33.
  • Yahoo couldn't take real poison pill, so it took other countermeasures.
  • Would Gates have trashed Yahoo like that Simpsons episode?
  • Anti-trust issues: Are people suffering for free email choice?
  • Watch out for spreadsheet monkeys.
  • One thing's for sure: Balmer likes developers.
  • Average Web page triples in size since 2003, from 93.7K to over 312K. BTW, why does AOL.com look so much like Yahoo.com?
  • Photoshop guru leaves Adobe for Microsoft
  • Despite Sony's format victory, Blu-ray sales still down.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV finally hits the streets

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