Verizon buying Yahoo for $4.8 billion

After months of bidding, Verizon will officially acquire Yahoo’s operating business. The acquisition will go for $4.83 billion in cash, and consist of Yahoo’s advertising technology, mobile and search content, including Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Tumblr. This massive acquisition follows Verizon’s purchase of AOL for $4.4 billion in May 2015. The combination of both…

HOBI News of the Week 7/17-7/21

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/17-7/21 Survey indicates IT professionals’ confidence dwindling in Q3 A report issued Wednesday by CompTIA indicates senior IT professionals’ confidence is dwindling in the third quarter. The report’s results come from a survey conducted earlier this month that interviewed 257 tech executives around…

Survey indicates IT professionals’ confidence dwindling in Q3

A report issued Wednesday by CompTIA indicates senior IT professionals’ confidence is dwindling in the third quarter. The report’s results come from a survey conducted earlier this month that interviewed 257 tech executives around the U.S. The third-quarter IT business confidence index dropped to 61.7 points, a 1.4-point decrease on a 100 point scale. This…

HOBI News of the Week 7/11-7/15

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 7/11-7/15 Study indicates school districts are struggling with proper classroom technology integration A study conducted by Edgenuity indicates a substantial amount of schools around the country are struggling with successful classroom technology integration. This survey interviewed teachers of various grade levels around the…

ISRI issues response to pending SEERA legislation

Billy Johnson, chief lobbyist for ISRI, issued a formal response to the pending the Secure E-Waste and Recycling Act (SEERA) legislation last Friday. SEERA, proposed by the Coalition for American Electronics Recycling (CAER), is currently in the drafting stages and  aims to regulate the exportation of used electronics. SEERA’s framework aims to forbid the export…