FROM Todd Bishop
Microsoft and Yahoo Strike Deal Last year, Microsoft made a hostile bid to buy Yahoo for $48 billion. That didn't work, but today the two agreed to a partnership. It could be good for both companies, but the primary target appears to be Google . While the colossus of Internet searching and its dominance will likely continue, today's deal is designed to slow Google down. Todd Bishop is managing editor of TechFlash.com .
Microsoft to Download Yahoo for $45 Billion Microsoft has made an unsolicited offer to buy Yahoo in a takeover potentially worth almost $45 billion. The two combined would still trail Google in online advertising, but the Justice Department is already interested in the impact on competition. Todd Bishop is technology reporter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and writes the paper's Microsoft blog .
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.