Apparently Huffington Post might be spun off from AOL before the sale to Verizon takes place. What isn't mentioned is if that is part of the agreement with Verizon or not. Seems like it would be, considering Huffington Post accounts for about a quarter of AOL's wealth.
News of an interesting buyout is rocking the tech world today with news that Verizon will be buying AOL for $4.4 billion. This is also interesting news in the blog world, as Huffington Post will now be owned by a communications giant. On the tech side of things, this leaves the question of what will happen with Yahoo, who was rumored to merge with AOL a few months ago.
Can't pay your rent? Fine, just have sex with the landlord, who also happens to be a state senator, and you're golden. Unfortunately for that state Senator, law enforcement wasn't too keen on the idea and he is charged with numerous counts, including human trafficking.
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled that the bulk data collection the NSA engages in is not covered under the Patriot Act and is therefor illegal. This is just one of numerous cases, so it can all change and will most likely end up being settled by the Supreme Court.
Last Night Dr. Ben Carson announced he was running for the 2016 Republican nomination. This morning Carly Fiorina announced her run. In a period of twelve hours, the GOP gained a conspiracy theorist and the person who was responsible for a huge downfall with one of America's tech giants. Yup, this is the "brightest" of the Republicans.
Yes, seriously. He has directed the national guard to monitor the U.S. military during their Jade Helm 15 training exercise, because all the Dale Gribbles of Red State USA think that Obama is going to have the U.S. military come in and declare martial law, then take all of their guns. Oh and then they think that if this would actually happen, and our military would follow such a crazy-ass, illegal order, that they can somehow fend off the military force of the United States. Hey Texas, if all that happens, then what? We'll drop you and there goes the billions in U.S. tax dollars you get to survive each year! Oh and have fun with your major league sports teams, when they are stuck in a league all their own - literally.
This Thursday the Democratic field will grow by one, with Senator Bernie Sanders announcing a run for President on the Democratic ticket. He is a long shot, especially in the primary, but he is the man I would love to see on our ticket.
What would have been one of the biggest telecom mergers in U.S. history is no more. Comcast has officially dropped their plans to purchase Time Warner Cable, following reports that the government was set to block the plan. Thie is a win for the free market, something the right doesn't seem that concerned with when it comes to the creation of huge monopolies.
Parma, Missouri now has their first ever African-American female Mayor. So how does the town celebrate this historical day? 80% of the towns police force decide to walk off the job. Aren't you glad John Roberts has declared racism over in our nation?