I see no spam, i am dead

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As of this writing, 83% of all comments or 11,951,185,908 of them are spam according to Akismet, a spam capturing service from Matt Mullenweg and the good fellows at Automattic. Think that for a moment and try to realize the magnitude of almost 12 billion spam messages captured by one and only service, Akismet, in just a small portion of the web. There is spam in email, forums and other sites too, not to mention other tools and services fighting against botnets and zombie computers.

Earth has approximately 6,740,000,000 human inhabitants as of November 2008. Projections indicate that the world’s human population will reach seven billion in 2013 and 9.2 billion in 2050. The analogy is 2 spam messages for every single human being on this planet including newborns, uneducated persons and individuals with no access to the internet. Even if spam disappears from the intertubes tomorrow and man kind makes it to 2050, there will be enough spam to target almost 9 billion minds and souls 40 years from now. Continue reading…

Carl Icahn won’t sleep unless Yahoo! and Microsoft become one

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According to this story on Reuters, Yahoo! board member, Carl Icahn, wants the MicroYoo! deal to happen. Now, don’t call me an expert but Icahn took a place on Yahoo! board after Yahoo! published a long list of Icahn’s failed investing portfolio. Some sort of voodoo corporate stuff took place and Yahoo! reached an agreement with Icahn. Frankly speaking, it’s in the best interested of Icahn, who now owns 5.5% or more of Yahoo! shares, to see Microsoft taking over Yahoo!. After all, that was his role all about. The proxy fight, the shares buying, the settlement, the sit in the board, the new Yahoo! CEO placement and now the rumored deal, again.

Update: Yahoo! just announced on their Twitter account that Icahn is out of Yahoo! board of directors.

@yahoo Carl Icahn has resigned our Board, citing “Carol is doing a great job.” Said no longer necessary to have an activist on our BOD

You know about the Microsoft – Yahoo! Search deal already, right? Right!

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