Archive for October, 2012

Phone System Migration and New Office

Posted on October 31st, 2012 by Jake Neeley

We are very excited to announce we’re moving our U.S. headquarters to a newer, bigger, and better office! Located close to our old location, the new office brings together a lot of work and effort by many of our team members. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ Important Notice Due to the office move, our phone systems will be unavailable…

Browser, Get Ready for the Smaller Screen!

Posted on October 29th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Just like in physics, where events unfolding before our eyes in the real world don’t seem to bear much correlation to what’s happening at the quantum or microscopic level, such is the situation in web browser usage when comparing desktops to mobile devices. Using NetMarketShare as the source for Internet statistics we see the interesting…

Chrome and Android May be the Biggest Weapons in Google’s Arsenal

Posted on October 23rd, 2012 by Jake Neeley

When a respected financial publication like Barron’s releases analyst reports on tech companies it is probably worthwhile to listen. A short paragraph under their “Research Reports” section on September 24 highlights a Morgan Stanley finding that Android and Chrome may be two of Google’s biggest assets, despite more sexy Google products being touted by other…

Come On – Have a Laugh!

Posted on October 17th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Managing global, bandwidth-hungry datacenters is no laughing matter: It requires scores of engineers, networks, SANs and a huge server infrastructure to deliver the uptime and reliability necessary to run blogging websites, corporate intranets and sophisticated content managements systems. With all that, everyone needs a quick vent every now and then to lighten up.  Come on,…

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Location-aware Browsing Steps Out of the Shadows: Why Firefox Wants to Track You!

Posted on October 12th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

It seems you cannot switch on an app or open a web page without being asked: –          Can [we] track your current location:  Allow / Don’t  Allow This flood first began with a trickle, manifesting itself in changes to search engine behavior, particularly Google, who started asking small business owners to create Google Place listings…

Another Thumbs Up for Linux Servers: Twitter Joins Linux Foundation

Posted on October 10th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

You better tweet this: Twitter has joined the Linux Foundation confirming the growing stature Linux in the world of web servers and global data centers. The Linux Foundation is a non-profit consortium, which recently signed on Broadcom, Nvidia and Samsung.

Is A Facebook Search Engine On The Horizon?

Posted on October 5th, 2012 by Jake Neeley

Those magic words that Google hoped it would never hear: “At some point we’ll do it.” Zuckerberg was referring to a potential new Facebook search engine that could threaten Google’s stranglehold on the tech industry. Zuckerberg spat them out at a recent TechCrunch Disrupt talk after confirming that Facebook is generating close to 1 billion…

How to Point Your Domain Name to an Existing Blog

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Jake Neeley

While most web designers and web developers generally deploy self-hosted WordPress blogs for their own sites and their customers, there are some instances where the small business may need to temporarily slipstream their existing website until they have put the finishing touches on a custom WordPress site hosted on Midphase servers. This route becomes…

IPv6 and What your Hosting Provider Needs to Do

Posted on October 3rd, 2012 by Jake Neeley

It was only recently that nearly 3,000 websites, ISPs, router vendors and hosting providers, including Midphase, enabled IPv6 on their internal data center networks, marking a major milestone in the growth of the Internet. Since IPv4 addresses are running out, or have run out in certain parts of the world, the new protocol was required…

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