Reports are that Carl Icahn has acquired about 3 percent of Yahoo’s shares, apparently in hopes of taking over the company. And then? Well, you know — maybe go back to Microsoft. Except Microsoft may no longer want to talk, plus that poison pill of a Google deal still lurks out there. More below, along with a mini-rant on why people ought to back off Yahoo as a loser, whether Google’s "won" the search wars and why Microsoft ought to drop the entire "long term game" spiel.

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