A week in tech, February 6-12

A roundup of the latest tech news.

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Masayoshi Son, president of Softbank Corporation, has started discussions with Jerry Yang about MicrosoftÆs proposed acquisition of Yahoo. Softbank owns a stake in Yahoo. Son declined to elaborate on his role in the talks or the possible outcome. He also denied he was thinking of making a counter offer to buy Yahoo but noted that Yahoo and Softbank have two important assets in common - Yahoo Japan and Chinese search engine Alibaba Group. Revenue related to Softbank's...

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