Media: Chatter

"There's the friendly deal, there's an unfriendly deal, and the third path is simply to walk away." - Steve Ballmer, the chief executive of Microsoft, just before pulling out of the company's pursuit of Yahoo!

"Sometimes in business, situations occur where a common agreement can't be reached, and, on this occasion, my vision for five differs to that of the channel's owner." - Jane Lighting, who resigned as the chief executive of five, to be replaced by Dawn Airey

"DAB is clearly the long-term future for radio listening - it is how we manage that transition." - Andrew Harrison, the chief executive of RadioCentre, after figures showed digital radio set ownership is up, but most listeners tune in to stations already available on analogue.

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