Apologies for the longer-than-expected absence, but 2016 just won't slow down, will it? The big news out of the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland is that The Donald's wife Melania appears to have plagiarised big chunks of Michelle Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. This will provide a convenient issue for the media to get their teeth into, while ignoring the disturbing white supremacism and bigotry on show throughout the day. For example, Steve King, a proud Iowan who keeps a Confederate flag on his desk informed us that no other group of people has contributed as much to civilisation as white people. So that event can only build from here.
Back in the land of Brexit, a Japanese company just expressed an interest in purchasing the good half of the British technology industry. The establishment gritted their teeth and opined that his was in fact a Very Good Thing™, even a vote of confidence in Britain, Brexited but not broken.
The sorry saga of Yahoo! and the things it has bought continues. It's now written off half of the $1 billion it paid for Tumblr. Now we wait to see if anyone is interested in buying Yahoo!.
Yours etc., @loughlin
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