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Microsoft, Dell, HP, Fujitsu Team Up to Sell Cloud Servers

Microsoft has formed an alliance with Dell, HP, and Fujitsu to sell pre-configured Microsoft Azure-powered cloud servers. By pre-configured, they mean that the servers should be ready to go without any further configuration required. As such, they call them “appliances” rather than servers. These appliances will allow companies to take advantage of the “private cloud”, […]

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From AOL to YouTube: Verisign celebrates 25 years of .com and the internet

VeriSign has announced a “.com 25″ list of some of the most important websites, and their creators, the world has seen in 25 years of the internet. The honorees were selected by a panel of Silicon Valley elites and includes names such as Pierre Omidyar of eBay, who was also nominated in Time magazine’s 100 […]

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eBay opens new data centre

After closing its Sacramento data centre back in February, eBay has opened its new facilities in Utah. Data centres are still in high demand in Silicon Valley, and eBay decided to close its eight-year-old centre in favour of opening a newer and more energy efficient facility. The 250,000-foot new centre has a PUE of 1.4, […]

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eBay axes data center… literally

What does one do with an outdated and costly data center? Axe it, of course. Yesterday, eBay bused a group of employees out to its Sacramento data center to finish the long process of migrating to a new facility. Most of the servers at this 8-year-old data center were sold off, except for one. To […]

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Gangsters.com auction ends at $16,100- Could it have sold for more?

After 30 bids and 7 days, gangsters.com has sold for $16,100 USD on eBay. While the seller did meet his reserve price, could he have gotten more for the name? In short, yes. As I’ve mentioned before, eBay is not a good place to buy or sell a domain. Names frequently sell for too much, […]

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Gangsters.com up for auction on eBay

Whether they’re in a movie, a history book, or standing on the street corner, gangsters are an important part of American society. Domainers can now own a piece of this American legacy with the auctioning of gangsters.com on eBay. As of this post, the auction is at $6,800 USD with 18 bids. The reserve has […]

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WoodPellets.com sells for $115,000

Alternative fossil fuels are a big business. This market trend no doubt influenced the sale of woodpellets.com yesterday, which sold at auction for $115,000 USD, or £70,676. Because of their burning efficiency, wood pellets have become a popular biomass fuel for green furnaces and other applications. Another recent large sale is OnlineEducation.com. It sold on […]

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NSA to build £978 million data center

The National Security Administration has announced plans to build a new data center up to 1-million square feet in size in Fort Williams, Utah. The total cost of the project will be £978 million ($1.6 billion USD). The megalopolis will be built in two phases. The first, which is set to begin construction in June […]

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InMemoryOfMichaelJackson.com sells for £6,103,329

With the death of American pop-star Michael Jackson, the Internet is ablaze with news and domain speculators are rushing in droves to register any name bearing his likeness. In an eBay auction today, InMemoryOfMichaelJackson.com sold for £6,103,329 ($9,999,999 USD) via the site’s Buy it Now feature. The seller says this in the auction description: “It’s […]

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EFF tracks policy changes on Facebook, YouTube and others

TOSBack is a new site created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation that tracks terms of service (TOS) agreements on major websites such as Google, Facebook, YouTube, eBay, Apple, and WordPress. In the past, some major social media sites have instituted TOS agreements that alarmed users and raised questions about their right to privacy. All of […]

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