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06.01.10

Carol Bartz is Acting Like Ballmer #2

Posted in Microsoft, Search at 4:01 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Yahoo’s CEO Carol Bartz tells Michael Arrington to “fuck off!” (out of context)


Yahoo! Blog from Sunnyvale, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0
Generic license (caption added by us, with Ballmer’s words)

Summary: Icahn is busy preying on another victim; Bartz learned from her masters at Redmond and is excited about passing her customers over to Microsoft

THE Yahoo! hijack is work in progress. More executives from Microsoft are being passed into Yahoo! which has become merely an extension of Microsoft and is going nowhere despite its own optimism (all companies are optimistic about themselves; they have to be).

Chris Kanaracus reports on what appears like Icahn’s next proxy battle [1, 2]. Charlatan vultures like that really haven’t a place in civilised society. He communicated with Microsoft while he was expelling opposition to Microsoft inside Yahoo!, eventually putting Microsoft’s partner at the time at the top of the organisation chart of Yahoo!

Yahoo! buys some more assets and its CEO falls for bait from the trashy blogger Michael Arrington (who previously accepted money from Microsoft in order to AstroTurf).

Elsewhere on planet Yahoo!, the firm’s CEO Carol Bartz has been telling TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington to “fuck off!”, which seems reasonable enough to us. The full exchange is here.

For those who want context, watch this video. Arrington is quite rude himself, he is the one who started with the F word, and he provokes and misrepresents (see the comments). Shame on him. Again. But Bartz should have known better and kept her mouth under control. It takes discipline to evade vexing/agitation that’s intended to do exactly that (evocative of statements to be taken out of context or put in the headline, at least in Arrington’s shameless case).

Michael Arrington
Photo by Joi

Anyway, Murdoch’s press has this new article titled: “Yahoo Exec: Microsoft Search Transition Test Results ‘Excellent’”

The article quotes Mark Morrissey, who works for Bartz. Well, that’s her role to do. She was put in place in order to obey Icahn and pass control to Microsoft, whom Icahn apparently worked with. Eventually, she gave Yahoo! to Microsoft without even a buyout. And that’s just corrupt; kind of like Icahn and a pack of other vultures like himself. They are enemies of capitalism.

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