Carl Icahn’s Communication Problem: Solved!

May 20:

So far, Mr. Icahn hasn’t been in touch with Microsoft — though he tried to call the company’s chief executive, Steven Ballmer, through the main switchboard at Microsoft’s headquarters and was turned away, according to a person briefed on the call.

July 7:

Dear Yahoo! Shareholders:

During the past week I have spoken frequently with Steve Ballmer, CEO of

Microsoft. Several of our conversations have lasted as long as an hour.

Guess it only took six weeks for Carl Icahn to get Steve Ballmer’s phone number. Well done, Carl!

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