Archive for the “Industry Trends” Category

Mobile revolution prompts Google to launch new Android mobile analytics platform

Posted on July 29th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

There is no stopping the mobile revolution, just ask Google.  It recently announced a new set of reports in beta called Mobile App Analytics for Android that helps marketers and developers better measure their mobile apps.  Three keywords popup when examining their new reporting features: Discovery Download Engagement For years, Google has been tweaking various…

Why Linux web hosting has become so affordable and popular

Posted on July 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

At some point while researching web hosting companies, you will most likely have observed the differentiation in services based on the type of operating system including Windows and Linux.   Upon further review, a difference is pricing is generally noticeable with Linux hosting in most cases being remarkably cheaper than its Windows counterpart. THE RISE OF…

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,…

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…

Watch out developers! User screen resolutions just got bigger!

Posted on May 25th, 2012 by Clint Reeves

Attention all web developers! There appears to be enough recent data collected by analytics firms to suggest that for the first time1366 x 768 has become the most popular screen resolution worldwide, having overtaken 1024 x 768. StatCounter, a leading web analytics company, reports that since 2009, 1024×768 has been the dominant screen size globally…

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