Week In Tech History – 1-26-09 – Tim McVey Day and MicroYugo


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It was a year ago Sunday that started what I called the soap opera “As the MicroYugo turns”. Microsoft put on a bid for Yahoo of $31 a share – 44.6 Billion in cash and . Of course the news went on til August as Yahoo said no, then stepped up, Yahoo gave him a board seat, stepped down as and finally in January of 2009 Yahoo replaced him with . However, did you know that the day before the announcement, former broke all with Yahoo?

Some other items of note you’ll hear on the Podcast – It’s Timothy McVey day! The LaMaccia Loophole, Craigslist hitman and Yahoo buys Geocities. The first version of is released, 264 and 364 – and Microsoft is released to the General public.

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