Just when you thought 2016 couldn't get crazier you wake up to find that Verizon has bought Yahoo and that you are more interested in reading about the drone that delivered a Slurpee. Welcome to my world.

 

Here are the items I found most amusing from around the Internet. Enjoy!

 

Verizon to Purchase Yahoo’s Core Business for $4.8 Billion

I'm shocked Yahoo is worth even that much. I'm also hoping that someone will give me $57 million to do nothing.

 

Canadian Football League Becomes First Pro Football Organization To Use Sideline Video During Games

As our technology advances at an ever increasing pace, and is applied in new situations, it is up to someone in IT to make it all work. It's all about the data folks, as data is the most valuable asset any company (or team) can own.

 

Nearly Half of All Corporate Data is Out of IT Department’s Control

Honesty, I think that number is much higher. 

 

GOP delegates suckered into connecting to insecure Wi-Fi hotspots

I am certain the GOP leaders were tech savvy enough not to fall for this trick, right?

 

Snowden Designs a Device to Warn if Your iPhone’s Radios Are Snitching

Showing what he's been doing with his free time while living in exile, Snowden reveals how our phones have been betraying us for years.

 

Status Report: 7 'Star Trek' Technologies Under Development

With the release of the new Star Trek movie last week I felt the need to share at least one Star Trek link. But don't get your hopes up for warp drive or transporters anytime soon.

 

I wanna go fast: HTTPS' massive speed advantage

"If you wanna go fast, serve content over HTTPS using HTTP/2."

 

Watch The First Slurpee Delivery By Drone

Because who doesn't love a Slurpee in the summertime?

 

Meanwhile, in Redmond:

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