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June, 2010

  • 4 June

    Smokescreen to Create Flash-free Ads

    When it was officially announced that the iPhone would never have Flash player installed, Apple users moaned. When Steve Jobs denounced Flash and swore that the iPad would also be Flash-free, people began to become concerned. For animation and video, Flash currently reigns supreme on the Web, but it has …

  • 2 June

    Facebook social networking king according to Google

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    Figures recently released indicate that Facebook is the number one social networking site in the world, outstripping competitors and flying in the face of privacy concerns surrounding the social networking phenomenon. According to Google figures, Facebook now enjoys visits from more than 35 percent of the internet population, amounting to …

May, 2010

  • 25 May

    Google owns the shortest domain ever

    We’ve covered the world’s longest domain, but what about the shortest? That prize goes to g.cn, a name Google purchased some time ago to make it easier for Chinese users to access Google.cn. There are other one-letter domains, such as Nissan’s z.com and PayPal’s x.com, but both of these are …

  • 24 May

    Web Hosting Advertising Options

    Regardless of what type of website you are creating, you have spent time and money getting the domain, web hosting account, and web development. In the ideal world, that would be enough, but the reality is that none of those components will get people to your website. For that, you …

  • 21 May

    Google Pleases the Masses

    As I predicted and many observers had hoped, Google has released their newly acquired VP8 video codec into the open source wild. To be quite honest, it happened sooner that I expected, and Apple H.264 developers have already chimed in to call the VP8 codec “a mess”. But biased commentary …

April, 2010

  • 27 April

    Test Your Website in Multiple Browsers

    The most difficult task in creating a new website is having to test it in all of the various browsers that your site’s visitors might use. The days of Netscape versus Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) are over, and the days of MSIE reigning supreme are just about gone as well. …

  • 21 April

    Google to create a travel booking website?

    According to Reuters, Google is in the process of buying ITA Software, a company that helps airlines and hotels list themselves on sites like Expedia and Travelocity. Rumours are now abounding Google is now looking to compete with Bing and help its search users book trips. ITA is supposedly looking …

  • 20 April

    Google pioneers water recycling in the data center

    Data centers use a lot of water for cooling. A lot. According to one estimate, a 15-megawatt facility uses some 360,000 gallons of water per day! That’s why Google has been pioneering water recycling. Joe Kava of Google stated: You need a holistic approach to water management. Water consumption isn’t …

  • 16 April

    The Latest in the HTML 5 Saga

    For the past year, we have been following the development of the HTML 5 standard, particularly as it relates to streaming video, an issue of importance for both web hosting providers and their clients. There are some new developments that may change the situation for the better. Originally, HTML 5 …

  • 12 April

    How an overloaded server could hurt your Google ranking

    There have always been rumours that site speed impacts Google search rank, but now Google has confirmed this myth on its blog: Like us, our users place a lot of value in speed — that’s why we’ve decided to take site speed into account in our search rankings. We use …