May 5, 2008

Italian Government Posts Everyone’s Tax Data to the Web

May 5th 2008

Last week the Italian tax office posted the names, addresses, income and tax status of every single Italian citizen on a public website. No kidding. They performed this public service just days before the outgoing centre-left Prodi government was due to leave office. Tax officials explained this was “to allow the free circulation of information […]

Done Deal: Microsoft Withdraws Yahoo Bid

May 5th 2008

Three months ago, on the day when this offer was announced, I made the post Microsoft Purchase of Yahoo Won’t Happen as Predicted.   Over the weekend, Steve Ballmer withdrew MSFT’s offer. Yahoo stock is trading about 20% below where it closed Friday; Microsoft is up. The Wall Street Journal‘s Deal Blog dissects Ballmer’s letter to Yang […]