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Yahoo rejects Microsoft, considering AOL deal

Yahoo! has confirmed sending a rejection letter to Microsoft for their $44.6 billion take over offer stating that Microsoft has greatly undervalued it. Instead Yahoo! is reconsidering a deal with AOL after rejecting an earlier offer from them.

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Sum total

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, don’t trust your instincts when it comes to selecting a mate. Human decision making is seriously flawed – but it can be fixed with a few simple sums…

As described by the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, by introducing tools to measure a situation, we can affect the situation itself.

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Retail therapy

The researchers discovered that feeling down triggers self-centered thinking. This egocentrism augments the likelihood that some one spend more money than usual for an item, in order to make them feel better.

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Related post: The consumer paradox

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World University Rankings 2007

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2007

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Relationships and Aging

Lots of noise and bias in this article that talks about relationships and aging, but an interesting read. An excerpt:

In short, women seem to hang on to the ideal, and many get lucky. But when they start wanting to settle down, they opt for what biologists call the Hobson’s Choice Strategy. In layman’s terms, they opt for something over nothing. (I guess it applies to both genders?)

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Microsoft offers to buy Yahoo for $44.6 billion!

“Microsoft Corp., the world’s biggest software maker, made an unsolicited $44.6 billion offer for Yahoo! Inc. to challenge Google Inc.’s dominance in Internet search services and advertising.The $31-a-share bid of cash or Microsoft stock is 62 percent more than Yahoo’s closing price yesterday. Before today, Yahoo had dropped 18 percent this year in Nasdaq Stock Market trading, and said this week that fourth-quarter profit fell 23 percent.” – Bloomberg

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