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10-01-2014 Science&Technology
German privacy watchdog tells Google to restrict use of data

A German data protection watchdog told Google Inc on Tuesday to seek users' permission for creating data profiles from its various services, adding to pressure on the U.S. technology giant in Europe over its privacy policy.

"Google is ordered to take the necessary technical and organizational measures to guarantee that their users can decide on their own if and to what extend their data is used for profiling," the data protection commissioner for the German city state of Hamburg said in a statement on Tuesday.

Commissioner Johannes Caspar said that Google previously had refused to grant users more control over how it aggregates data across its services including Gmail, smartphones operating system Android and the web search engine.

Data protection in Germany is mainly handled by its regional states but the Hamburg watchdog said it represented Germany as part of a European task force evaluating Google's privacy policy.

Processing data that reveals financial wealth, sexual orientation and relationship status, among other aspects of private life, is unlawful in Germany unless users give their explicit consent, it added.

Google spokesmen in Europe did not immediately respond to requests by phone and email for comment.

The Financial Times earlier quoted a company spokesman as saying Google was studying the order to determine next steps.

European data privacy regulators last week handed the U.S. group a package of guidelines to help it bring the way it collects and stores user data in line with EU law.

Regulators in six European countries, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Britain and the Netherlands, have opened investigations into Google after it consolidated its 60 privacy policies into one and started combining data collected on individual users across its services, including YouTube, Gmail and Google Maps.

Source: Reuters

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10-01-2014 Science&Technology
Microsoft names next operating system 'Windows 10

Microsoft Corp announced its 'Windows 10' operating system on Tuesday to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8, skipping a number to mark a leap toward a new system aimed at unifying computing and mobile devices.

The next version of Microsoft's flagship product, which still runs the vast majority of personal computers, is aimed at recapturing the lucrative business market, which generally ignored the new-look Windows 8.

Windows 10 will be "our greatest enterprise platform ever," said Terry Myerson, Microsoft's head of operating systems, at an event in San Francisco. Only 20 percent of organizations migrated to Windows 8, which was released two years ago, according to tech research firm Forrester.

He said Windows 10, long known by the project name 'Threshold' internally, represented a new type of system for the company, as it seeks to unify computing as mobile devices proliferate. The name represented that leap, he said.

"It's a bold statement for Microsoft to make," said Daniel Ives, an analyst at FBR Capital Markets. "So far there's not as much meat on the bone as we would have wanted, although it's still very early days."

The new system, due out next year, restores the traditional start button menu, a feature which many PC users demanded back after it was omitted in Windows 8.

An early version of the software, demonstrated on stage by Microsoft executive Joe Belfiore, showed two modes, one optimized for touch-controlled tablets, and one for PCs with mice and keyboard. Users can switch between the two depending on the device.

Myerson added that his team toyed with the idea of calling the new product 'Windows One' to emphasize the unity of all the companies' products, but noted that name had already been used.

Source: Reuters

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10-01-2014 Science&Technology
EBay follows Icahn's advice, plans PayPal spinoff in 2015

EBay Inc plans to spin off its PayPal unit next year, bowing to activist investor Carl Icahn's argument that the move would free the fast-growing payments business to compete more fiercely in the competitive mobile payments market.

The move, announced on Tuesday, is an about-face for eBay's top leadership, including Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe, who publicly resisted Icahn's push earlier this year and led a campaign to convince investors that eBay and PayPal should remain together.

EBay's shares jumped as much as 8.8 percent after the announcement. By mid-afternoon, the stock was up 7.8 percent to $56.79.

Donahoe as well as Chief Financial Officer Bob Swan will step down after the spinoff in the second half of 2015, but were expected to serve on the boards of one or both companies after the split. EBay will spin off PayPal as a publicly traded company in a transaction that will be tax-free to shareholders.

PayPal's next CEO will be Dan Schulman, former head of American Express Co's online and mobile payment business. The new eBay will be headed by Devin Wenig, president of eBay marketplaces and former head of the markets division at Thomson Reuters Corp.

EBay's change of heart reflected mounting activist and shareholder pressure, analysts said. In a statement, Donahoe said "a thorough strategic review with our board shows that keeping eBay and PayPal together beyond 2015 clearly becomes less advantageous to each business strategically and competitively."

By wresting free of eBay, PayPal can build partnerships with e-commerce rivals and seize market share from payment startups like Stripe, which is backed by several PayPal founders, and technology behemoths like Apple Inc, which unveiled its own mobile payments initiative earlier this month.

PayPal could be acquired again down the line by a technology company trying to expand into mobile payments, such as Apple, investors and analysts said.

"There are those who have not embraced PayPal because they're part of eBay," said Richard Sichel, chief investment officer of The Philadelphia Trust Co, which manages $2 billion and owns eBay shares. "It's more of a pure play then."


The spinoff also helped PayPal attract Shulman to the post.

"I don't think we would have gotten Dan if it weren't for having a CEO opportunity and he is just the right guy at the right time," Donahoe said on a conference call with analysts.

Icahn, eBay's sixth-largest shareholder with a 2.48 percent stake as of June 30, pushed for a spinoff earlier this year but backed off in April. He also withdrew his two nominees to eBay's board.

But in a concession, the company added a 10th independent director, David Dorman, a founding partner of investment firm Centerview Capital Technology.


Source: Reuters

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10-01-2014 Society
Catalans rally for independence vote after setback

Thousands of Catalans have joined protests against Spain's Constitutional Court after it suspended a proposed regional independence referendum.

About 5,000 people took to the streets of the regional capital Barcelona to demand their right to vote on Tuesday.

Earlier, the Catalan government said it was halting its publicity campaign for the referendum while it sought to overturn the court's ruling.

The vote was suspended after a request from the Spanish central government.

The court said it needed time to consider arguments about whether the 9 November vote breached the country's constitution.

While the court studies the appeals, all campaigning must stop until it makes a ruling. The Catalan regional government said it would stop publicity but insisted it would try to overturn the suspension.

Francesc Homs, a Catalan government spokesman, said they were "determined" the vote would go ahead.

The Catalan National Assembly, an influential group lobbying for independence, was behind the protests in a rainy Barcelona on Tuesday night.

"Not rain nor snow nor any court will stop us," Carme Forcadell, the group's leader, told reporters. "On November 9 we will vote and we will win."

Scottish flags Last Saturday, the leader of Catalonia, Artur Mas, signed a decree calling for the referendum.

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told reporters the vote was not "compatible with the Spanish constitution". He added: "Nobody and nothing will be allowed to break up Spain."

Support for independence has increased in Catalonia in reaction to Spain's economic crisis.

On 11 September a vast crowd rallied in support of independence in Barcelona.

Spurred on by Scotland's recent independence referendum, many were seen waving the Scottish flag.

On 19 September, the regional parliament voted by 106 to 28 in favour of granting Catalonia's president the power to hold a referendum.

Catalonia's 7.5 million inhabitants make up approximately 16% of the population of Spain. It is one of Spain's richest and most highly industrialised regions.

Source: BBC

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10-01-2014 Politics
U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach

U.S. lawmakers scolded the head of the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House, and Director Julia Pierson promised them it would never happen again.

Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting the president had failed on Sept. 19 when it allowed a man to jump the fence at the home of the President of the United States, burst through the front door and run into the East Room, which is used for events and receptions.

"This is unacceptable and I take full responsibility," she told a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating the incident, promising a complete review of agency procedures.

"We are all outraged within the Secret Service at how this incident came to pass. It is self evident mistakes were made," Pierson said.

Pierson said that the front door of the White House now has an automated lock when there is a security breach. It did not have one at the time of the intrusion.

The incident is the latest black mark for the agency, which has suffered a series of scandals including a lone gunman firing shots at the White House in 2011, a prostitution scandal involving agents in Colombia in 2012 and a night of drinking in March that led to three agents being sent home from a presidential trip to Amsterdam.

In a hearing of more than three hours, lawmakers repeatedly criticized the agency and questioned Pierson on the rules for using lethal force. When the man entered the White House, he struggled with an officer inside the door, crossed into the East Room and was subdued and arrested in the hallway outside it.

Members of both parties said the incident damaged the agency's reputation and punctured the image of invulnerability that helps protect President Barack Obama. The president and his family had left to spend the weekend at the presidential retreat at Camp David shortly before the intrusion.

Republican Committee Chairman Darrell Issa said there was no guard posted at the front door of the White House that evening and fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war veteran, breached five rings of security. Gonzalez will return to federal court on Wednesday where he has been charged with unlawful entry while carrying a weapon.

"The White House is supposed to be one of America's most secure facilities," he said. "How on earth did this happen?"

Another Republican, U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, pressed Pierson about when officers can use lethal force against an apparent threat and criticized the agency's restraint.

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Source: Reuters

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10-01-2014 Society
Are ‘Hong Kong people’ still Chinese? Depends on how you define ‘Chinese’

“Hong Kong people! Hong Kong people!” shouted tens of thousands of Occupy Central demonstrators on the streets of downtown Hong Kong as they braved police pepper spray and tear gas this weekend. So simple and self-evident, the slogan gets to the heart of the matter, because beyond the immediate causes of contention are the much larger existential issues of who gets to define just exactly what it means to be part of China, and to be Chinese.

Hong Kong, normally the most civil and efficient of cities, has been swept by an enormous wave of characteristically polite and peaceful protest directed against the Beijing-leaning government’s dilution of long-promised reforms. These would have allowed direct election of the chief executive, under the much touted but perhaps never well understood “One Country; Two Systems” formula.

It was never going to be easy, to have one country where there is still a border dividing the two sides, separate currencies, cars driving on opposite sides of the road, and mutually incomprehensible languages; let alone competing political systems with vastly different ideas of citizenship, rule of law, and transparency.

China is a one-party state; Hong Kong has many political parties, all operating freely. China has the Great Firewall that just now has blocked Instagram, fearing people on the mainland would see the protests; Hong Kong has open Internet. These and countless other contrasts may outweigh — perhaps far outweigh — the shared cultural heritage and economic prosperity that bind these two Chinas together.

For 150 years, Hong Kong was a British colony. Especially during the Cold War, it felt like that would be the case forever. But Hong Kong was first occupied during the gunboat imperialism of the 19th century Opium Wars, so even fervently anti-Communist and Westernized Chinese always felt great ambivalence towards the British: gratitude and admiration terribly tempered by sufferance of arrogance and injustice.

As it turned out, Britain’s last great colony was also its most successful. The racist exploitation of previous generations gradually transformed into Hong Kong becoming a sanctuary for refugees and an entrepot for free trade and manufacturing. It was as if the decline and fall of the once mighty British Empire somehow mellowed the colonizers and colonized both.

The British had never run Hong Kong as a democracy; they simply appointed governors. But at the eleventh hour before the handover to China in 1997, perhaps out of guilt or repentance, they negotiated a deal for the protection of civil liberties, open markets, and gradual democratization in Hong Kong for 50 years. China’s leader at the time, Deng Xiaoping, not wanting to kill a gold-egg-laying goose, agreed.

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10-01-2014 Health
Ebola outbreak: 'Thousands of orphans shunned'

At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who have lost one or both parents to Ebola this year face being shunned, the UN children's organisation has said.

Carers were urgently needed for these orphans, Unicef said.

A basic human reaction like comforting a sick child has been turned "into a potential death sentence", it added.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says more than 3,000 people have died of Ebola in West Africa.

It is the world's most deadly outbreak of the virus. The figure on the number of Ebola orphans follows a two-week assessment mission by Unicef to the three countries worst-affected by the outbreak. An earlier version of this story said that 4,900 children had lost parents but the correct figure is 3,700.

It found that children as young as three or four years old were being orphaned by the disease.

Children were discovered alone in the hospitals where their parents had died, or back in their communities where, if they were lucky, they were being fed by neighbours - but all other contact with them was being avoided. "Thousands of children are living through the deaths of their mother, father or family members from Ebola," Unicef's Manuel Fontaine said in statement.

"These children urgently need special attention and support; yet many of them feel unwanted and even abandoned.

"Orphans are usually taken in by a member of the extended family, but in some communities, the fear surrounding Ebola is becoming stronger than family ties." Ebola quarantine Liberia's chief medical doctor Bernice Dahn tells the BBC about the challenges of her self-imposed 21-day quarantine, after one of her assistants died from the deadly Ebola virus:

"It is the right thing to do and to send a strong message to the Liberian people. If we were just disciplined enough and everybody was obeying rules, we wouldn't be here today.

I'm sleeping in a room all by myself - my husband has moved into the guest room. At home I use my own utensils, I disinfect them myself so others don't get infected.

Physically I am fine, mentally like any other human being [there is] the fear of the unknown.

My husband… my children have been supportive. The difficulty is the way we used to sit down in the evening, everyone watched TV together laughing and joking. These days they are in their rooms to watch their own TV and I'm in my room to watch mine.

I have my grandson here who I can't hold. He will walk to me and I will tell him: 'Go back to your mummy.'" The number of Ebola orphans has spiked in the past few weeks and preliminary reports suggest that it is likely to double by mid-October, Unicef said.

There was an urgent need to establish a system for identifying and caring for Ebola orphans, it added.

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Source: BBC

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10-01-2014 Politics
Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city's February election.

Emanuel easily won the majority of voters in every African-American ward in 2011 to become mayor of Chicago, the nation's third-largest city. Since then, a persistently high murder rate, the closing of 50 public schools and a sense that Emanuel is out of touch have hurt his position and invited a bid from Karen Lewis, president of Chicago's teachers' union.

Any candidate for mayor other than Emanuel, who served at President Barack Obama's first chief of staff, would start with a financial disadvantage. The mayor has taken advantage of his popularity with the city's business community and his national profile to raise more than $8 million in campaign funds.

Lewis, who has not yet committed to a run, has less than $60,000, including $40,000 of her own money. A national teachers' union has pledged $1 million if she decides to challenge Emanuel.

Support for Emanuel among black Chicagoans, a third of the city's population, has fallen sharply, according to recent polls. About one in four black voters now approves of Emanuel's performance, according to a Chicago Tribune poll released in mid-August. In May 2013, forty percent of black voters approved of the mayor's job performance, the Tribune said.

Citywide, 35 percent of voters approve of his job performance.

"He came in here with the Obama halo, and it was assumed his policies would reflect those of the president," Lewis said in an interview.

In the same Tribune poll, 46 percent of black voters considered Lewis favorably, while results showed she would narrowly best Emanuel in a city-wide race.

Lewis rose to prominence in Chicago politics in 2012 when she led the city's first teachers' strike in 25 years. During strike, which lasted seven days, she led downtown marches by teachers in red shirts.

She then pressed her criticism of Emanuel when the mayor in 2013 moved to cut the schools budget by closing 50 schools - many of them in heavily African American communities.


Critics and political observers say Emanuel has had to make unpopular decisions while grappling with big financial problems, including an unfunded pension liability of $19.2 billion. The administration points to progress - the city's projected 2015 $297 million operating fund deficit is the lowest in seven years.

"He came in and inherited a mess, really," said Kwame Raoul, who holds Obama's former state senate seat.

Emanuel defends his hard work and "tough decisions."

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09-30-2014 Science&Technology
Lenovo says $2.1 billion IBM x86 server deal to close on Wednesday

Lenovo Group Ltd (0992.HK) will close its acquisition of International Business Machines Corp's (IBM) (IBM.N) x86 server division on Oct 1 for $2.1 billion, giving the Chinese tech firm the firepower to win business clients from U.S. rivals.

The closing purchase price is lower than the $2.3 billion announced in January because of a change in the valuation of inventory and deferred revenue liability, Lenovo said. Roughly $1.8 billion will be paid in cash and the remainder in stock.

The purchase is Lenovo's latest since overtaking Hewlett-Packard Co (HP) (HPQ.N) as the world's top personal computer (PC) maker last year, in its quest to diversify away from a steadily shrinking PC market. Earlier this year, Lenovo also said it would pay $2.9 billion for Google Inc's (GOOG.O) Motorola smartphone unit.

In an interview, Lenovo Chief Executive Yang Yuanqing said the IBM deal opened a new "growth engine" for his company. He said he expected the x86 unit to bring in $5 billion in its first year and deliver margins higher than the 4 percent of Lenovo's PC business.

"In the large and medium enterprise space we can now fully leverage IBM technology to compete with brands like HP and Dell," Yang said by telephone. "We can combine this good technology with Lenovo's efficient operations."

IBM's x86 server business has trailed those of HP and Dell Inc [DI.UL] in market share. But Yang said Lenovo has expertise competing in markets with razor-thin margins, gained during its journey to becoming the world's largest PC maker.

Lenovo currently sells a line of low-end servers under the ThinkServer brand, but the company pursued IBM's x86 portfolio because its higher-end machines can perform more complex analytics and database-related functions.

The x86 server team will continue to be led by former IBM executive Adalio Sanchez, who will report to Gerry Smith, president of Lenovo's enterprise business group, Lenovo said in a statement announcing the deal's impending closure.

Some observers expected the deal would take longer to close because of uncertainty about how U.S. regulators might respond to a Chinese company buying a server business during a time of cyber-security tensions between the United States and China.

Lenovo previously bought its consumer PC laptop business from IBM in 2005.

In recent years, IBM has been undergoing a strategic shift away from hardware, focusing instead on higher-margin cloud and big data products.

Source: Reuters

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09-30-2014 Politics
Obama says misread Islamic State; Qaeda warns of attacks on West

President Barack Obama has acknowledged that U.S. intelligence underestimated the rise of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, where the head of an al Qaeda branch warned militants will attack the West in retaliation for U.S.-led air strikes.

Turkish tanks took up positions on the Syrian frontier, opposite a besieged border town where Islamic State shelling intesified and stray fire hit Turkish soil.

U.S.-led air strikes overnight hit a natural gas plant controlled by Islamic State fighters in eastern Syria, a monitoring body reported, part of an apparent campaign to disrupt one of the fighters' main sources of income.

The monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said planes also struck a grain silo in northern Syria killing civilians. This could not be immediately confirmed.

U.S.-led strikes have so far failed to halt an advance by fighters in northern Syria on Kobani, a Kurdish town on the border with Turkey where the past week's battle caused the fastest refugee flight of Syria's three-year civil war.

At least 15 Turkish tanks were positioned at the frontier, some with guns pointed towards Syrian territory. More tanks and armoured vehicles moved towards the border after shells landed in Turkey on Sunday and Monday.

The United States has been bombing Islamic State and other groups in Syria for a week with the help of Arab allies, and hitting targets in neighbouring Iraq since last month. European countries have joined the campaign in Iraq but not in Syria.

Islamic State, a Sunni militant group which broke off from al Qaeda, alarmed the West and the Middle East by sweeping through northern Iraq in June, slaughtering prisoners and ordering Shi'ites and non-Muslims to convert or die.

It is battling Shi'ite backed governments in both Iraq and Syria, as well as other Sunni groups in Syria and Kurdish groups in both countries, part of complex multi-sided civil wars in which nearly every country in the Middle East has a stake.

The head of Syria's al Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front, a Sunni militant group which is a rival of Islamic State and has also been targeted by U.S. strikes, said Islamists would carry out attacks on the West in retaliation for the campaign.

"Muslims will not watch while their sons are bombed. Your leaders will not be the only ones who would pay the price of the war. You will pay the heaviest price," Abu Mohamad al-Golani said in an audio message posted on pro-Nusra forums.

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09-30-2014 Science&Technology
BlackBerry teases new device plans as turnaround takes shape

Even as BlackBerry pivots to focus more on software and services, the company that gained fame for its smartphones is not giving up on its handset business, two senior executives said.

After recording a gross profit from its weakened handset operation and with roughly 50 million people globally still using its older-generation BlackBerry phones, there is potential in that business, the executives said.

Their remarks came during a frenetic week when BlackBerry reported a much smaller-than-expected loss and launched its square-screened Passport device.

Ron Louks, who heads BlackBerry's devices arm, said now that the company had pared losses, it could afford to take some risks and look at introducing at least one unconventional device each year.

"When it comes to design and being a little bit disruptive, we want that 'wow' factor," Louks said. "Not all of the products will have it, but we definitely have opportunities."

BlackBerry already has another unconventional device in the works, he said, adding that it has already received some positive feedback from carriers on it.

Passport reviews have been mixed. While the device has won praise for its battery life, wide screen and touch-sensitive keyboard, it has been criticized for, among other things, being difficult to operate with one hand.

Louks hinted that BlackBerry was working on a prototype that would be easier to use with a single hand.

"From a roadmap perspective, I'm pretty happy with where we are at for next year," he said in an interview, adding that he also expected demand for the Passport to exceed expectations.

BlackBerry said on Friday that it had already taken about 200,000 orders for the Passport, which went on sale Wednesday and sold out on Inc within six hours.

Speaking with the media after BlackBerry reported quarterly results on Friday, Chief Executive Officer John Chen said the company was likely to show new devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2015.

"Given the receptivity for the Passport, I know that we'll have at least another generation of that device," said Chen. "I also carry very high hopes for the Classic, and I've spoken with a lot of people that want it ... so I think we will have another iteration on that, and there will be a new concept device too."

The BlackBerry Classic, which bears similarities to the company's once wildly popular Bold smartphone, will be available later this year.

BlackBerry's volatile stock was up 0.2 percent at $10.28 in late-morning Nasdaq trading.

JPMorgan, UBS, BMO and other brokerages raised their share-price targets for BlackBerry on Monday.

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09-30-2014 Science&Technology
Yahoo-AOL: No guarantee of success

NEW YORK — They were once the golden brands of the Internet. But there's hardly any guarantee that a combination between Yahoo and AOL would bring back the shine to either company.

The possibility of such a deal was raised Friday when activist investor Starboard Value, which owns a large stake in Yahoo, sent a letter pressuring CEO Marissa Mayer into exploring a union as part of its effort to "unlock tremendous value for the benefit of all Yahoo shareholders."

Yahoo is reviewing the Starboard letter. In an appearance on CNBC Monday morning, AOL chief Tim Armstrong mostly deflected the merger talk. "So I think those rumors speculate because people think about scale a lot in this marketplace," he said. "The reality is AOL has tremendous scale and has actually been moving up the scale rank. So we're manifest destiny and really focused on what we are doing, our strategy."

The potential motivation for a Yahoo-AOL pairing is that together the two could better compete in their respective core advertising businesses than either could do separately. Google and Facebook currently dominate the ad market.

Starboard claims a Yahoo-AOL partnership could deliver cost synergies of up to $1 billion, largely by reducing the overlap in the company's display advertising businesses.

But there's considerable doubt. In a report to clients, Bernstein Research analysts Carlos Kirjner and Peter Paskhaver wrote that "an acquisition of AOL is rife with risk for Yahoo and its shareholders and (we) disagree with Starboard that (such a) deal would create value, particularly if Yahoo were to pay a significant premium."

Forrester Research analyst James McQuivey is also skeptical. "There are mergers or acquisitions that lead to growth and innovation and then there are mergers and acquisitions that are just designed to figure out how to stay alive longer," he says. "In the case of Yahoo and AOL it's not even clear that those kinds of companies will even need to exist anymore. Simply making a bigger version does buy you some time in the short run but doesn't lead to any guarantees about the future of that business. You don't really need to be on the Yahoo or AOL page anymore as an advertiser."

McQuivey compares a potential AOL-Yahoo merger to the pairing of Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Radio, something that stretches but doesn't necessarily preserve the long-term business prospects.

Yahoo has made around a dozen acquisitions that have not improved its online advertising business, including the very pricey $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr in 2013. So what does Yahoo do now? "To me you look for a mobile play, a gaming play or you look for both," McQuivey says.

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