Archive for June, 2012

Socialcam slipstreams Instagram by cornering mobile video sharing market

Posted on June 30th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

While Instagram has cornered the market in mobile photo sharing using vintage filters, another startup called Socialcam is carving out its own presence in mobile video sharing. It recently hit 3 million downloads and has been described as the most talked about video app by the New York Times.    The nifty little app allows you…

In the world of web servers, Moore’s Law is alive and well!

Posted on June 29th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

A recent white paper by Information Week confirms that Moore’s law is alive and well in the realm of web servers, which powers shared hosting packages, dedicated servers, reseller hosting and new VPS cloud offerings. The visionary co-founder of Intel microprocessor chips, Gordon Moore, formulated a loose law that states that the number of transistors…

Vimeo quietly shakes up world of video players for small business websites

Posted on June 29th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Vimeo is increasingly being used by small businesses to showcase website video on shared hosting packages, dedicated servers and reseller hosting platforms. While it still lags far behind YouTube in terms of user penetration, it is often the first choice for website owners who wish to elegantly display business video to a qualified audience. The…

FourSquare tear up and rebuild their mobile app to keep up with competitors

Posted on June 28th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

“Companies capture the public imagination. They become the center of attention. But it is very difficult to continue to offer an intriguing and valuable enough service for people.” ~  Susan Etlinger, Altimeter Group. The statement above comes in the wake of new tremors at FourSquare, which suggest the pioneers of location-based check-ins on mobile devices,…

What Can You Do to Protect Yourself on Website Hosting Platforms?

Posted on June 27th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

It’s happened to Sony and now LinkedIn is a victim. It recently had to deal with the thorny issue of stolen passwords, which has consumed their engineering teams time and resources. “[Yesterday] we learned that approximately 6.5 million hashed LinkedIn passwords were posted on a hacker site. Most of the passwords on the list appear…

Firefox 14 Beta promises to jack up web browser security

Posted on June 26th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

With recent news that Linkedin suffered a security breach that compromised over 6 million passwords, the new robust version of Firefox browser 14 Beta is a welcome development. Often the browser of choice for web developers and designers around the world, Firefox has a great reputation for locking down security for web-hungry users who consume…

Apache and Nginx: The secret weapons of open-source web hosting providers

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

It’s official! Pingdom Blog reports that 75% of the top 10,000 websites on the planet Earth are powered by Open Source software, with Apache web server the clear leader followed by Nginx. Together these two web server titans account for 61% of the top 10,000 websites on hosting platforms in the UK.  Proprietary web server,…

Homeland Security warns of increasing DDoS attacks on web

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

“When an attacker attempts to prevent legitimate users from accessing a computer resource, normally by overwhelming it with malicious traffic. By targeting a company’s Internet-connected infrastructure—its websites, portals, email, databases and more— an attack can block end users from doing business as usual” – Definition of an DDoS attack, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Computer…

Penguin Approved Link Building Strategies

Posted on June 8th, 2012 by Dustin Williams

With the launch of Google’s Penguin Algorithm, it has been made very clear that certain types of link building activities can hurt your website rankings. Google has declared war on webmasters trying to use spammy link building tactics to game the rankings and the Penguin Algorithm is all about discovering those sites that participate in…

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