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Yahoo CEO to Tech Blogger: 'F*** Off'

Carol Bartz tangles with Michael Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2010 6:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, never one to mince words, turned up at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference today and wound up telling TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington to "f--- off." The famously potty-mouthed exec didn't like the line of questioning the blogger was pursuing, and she reminded him that he's "involved in a very tiny company."

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The TechCrunch transcript mysteriously omits the context, so we'll let ZDNet—and the video above—fill in the blanks. Bartz has been at Yahoo just 16 months, "so I don’t want to hear any crap about something magical that the fine people of Yahoo are supposed to do in this short time," she told Arrington. "So f--- off." And as Gawker points out, both CNBC and the Wall Street Journal have felt the sting of Bartz's wrath, which is pretty good company for a tech blog.
(Read more Carol Bartz stories.)

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