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July, 2009

  • 16 July

    Google runs Belgian data center without chillers

    Because of the intense heat generated by servers, most data centers use equipment called chillers to cool water before circulating it around the servers to reduce heat. These are expensive and use a great deal of energy, but the alternative is a bunch of overheated systems. In a new data …

  • 14 July

    A myth that won't die

    The Boston Herald ran an article yesterday about how companies are using domains to cash in. It took a look at the recent sale of candy.com, but also interviewed long-time owners of generic .com domains. One was John Ebb, who registered suitcase.com in 2005 for his luggage shop. He said …

  • 13 July

    Domains are like wine: the older, the better

    Just like certain vintage wines become more valuable with age, older domains are more desirable than newly registered ones. While a bit of age won’t make a terrible name any better, it is something buyers like to see and can increase the name’s value. One or two years won’t do …

  • 8 July

    Google Announces Chrome Operating System

    In a move that has surprised few in the tech world, Google has announced plans to release an operating system for netbooks in 2010. Analysts have long speculated that the search giant would release a desktop OS to compete with Microsoft on its largest front. Not surprisingly they intend to …

  • 6 July

    Apple, Google and the death of HTML 5 video

    Who done it, with what, and where? Was it A) Microsoft, inside their security deficient, sub-standard browser with an over-hyped search engine? Was it B) Apple at its elitist developer conference with an exploding iPhone app? Was it C) Google in a YouTube video with a poison drop of lonelygirl15‘s …

June, 2009

  • 30 June

    No, you can't have gail.com

    When Kevin Watson bought the domain gail.com for his wife, Gail, back in 1996, I don’t think either of the two ever imagined how much the gift would end up being worth. If you use Gmail, at one point or another you may have misspelled gmail.com and ended up at …

  • 11 June

    Google's new change of address tool

    Not to be outdone by the postal service, Google has introduced a highly requested feature that allows website owners to inform Google when they have moved to a new domain name. The “change of address” tool updates Google’s index to reflect your new URL. The changes last 180 days during …

  • 5 June

    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 …

May, 2009

  • 22 May

    Does PageRank Influence Search Engine Ranking?

    As most webmasters are aware, PageRank is a numerical ranking Google assigns to each webpage it indexes. Ranging from 1-10, some will swear by the number, while others could care less about it. Should you be concerned about PageRank influencing search engine rankings? In short, no. There is the old …

  • 18 May

    Free Web services a more reliable choice

    Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are better served by free web services rather than in-house solutions, according to ZDNet. Uptime and additional features are the main draws to these services without the heavy startup costs of developing similar applications on their own hardware. “Scott Rutherford, CTO of UserVoice, a …