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Afilias buys .Mobi registry

Afilias, a company well known for operating the .org and .info gTLDs, has purchased the .MOBI registry for an unknown sum. While Afilias has always been in charge of handling the technical aspects of the extension, this purchase gives it total ownership of the domain. While the company will leave …

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Twitter uses BitTorrent to boost performance

To speed up performance on its one billion tweets-per-month network, Twitter has started using BitTorrent to distribute files faster. Codenamed “Murder,” the project involves transforming Twitter’s servers into BitTorrent distribution clients. User bandwidth is not be utilized, but rather, one seed server distributes files between thousands of other servers owned …

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VMware launches data center on wheels

In an effort to show off its virtualization software, VMware has turned an eighteen-wheel truck into a mobile data center. Dubbed The VMware Express, it will travel around the United States and Canada, stopping at a number of locations to demo VMware. The mobile facility contains equipment from Dell, Cisco, …

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What's my IP address?

When you connect to the Internet, your ISP assigns you an IP address. This unique number tells servers where to deliver content and identifies you to websites. While you can use computer-side commands to display your IP, the easiest way to find out your IP address is to use a …

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