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IBM Declares Firefox Its New Official Browser

Big Blue is not known for making revolution internal changes to its business. After all, the way they do business has worked for over a century. When it comes to technology, however, IBM has lately been very keen to accepting new software, particularly software that is free and open source …

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The Google AdWords Keyword Tool

The Google AdWords Keyword Tool is a site I visit on a regular basis. Although designed for AdWords customers to estimate the search volume of keywords, it’s a great tool for domain owners. When registering domains, I use the search volume data to get an idea of what keywords to …

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Amazon Cloud uses Fedex to ship data

The Amazon Cloud storage service has found a new way to solve the problem of slow upload times that could take weeks for some users uploading terabytes of data. It has taken a more traditional approach to solving the problem, allowing users to physically send their data on storage devices …

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Le Web Paris 2010: speakers announced

Le Web Conference takes place again in Paris this year, from December 8-9 and the speakers have been announced for this year’s conference. Lasting just two days, the conference promises to be bigger, better and busier than the previous edition. Speakers so far announced include Mitchell Baker from Mozilla, Matt …

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Google Boosts Its Servers with Caffeine

Although I am sure plenty of Google employees dope up on gallons of coffee per day, this is not about that kind of caffeine. Google announced on their blog that they are changing the way their servers index sites. As with anything related to Google searching, this is particularly relevant …

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Payment Processor Integration

When using a payment processor for your website transactions, it is important to make the shopping cart and processing pages look as seamless as possible. Users should have a truly integrated experience. There are a few key configurations you can set to get better integration. 1. Callback URL – When …

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5 Indispensable DNS Tools

1. Traceroute – With this quick tool, you can trace the network path from your server to any destination, including your house. If you ever have connection problems with your website or server, this tool may give you clues. 2. IP Whois – Find out what a website’s true IP …

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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 …

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