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Breaking: LinkedIn Down

Looks like one of my favorite social media sites/tools is experiencing major difficulties. LinkedIn. I’ve noticed this since approximately 13:00 CT, however BleepingComputer notes that the API has been experiencing difficulties since 12:00 CT, LinkedIn is down for many, and we are not sure why: “Reports of LinkedIn users having trouble accessing the service have […]

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WooCommerce Acquires MailPoet

This is very exciting for the first tier of email plugins in the WooCommerce and WordPress space. MailPoet is acquired by WooCommerce: “WooCommerce stores can look forward to improved features to reach their customers in the near future. This is a natural continuation of WooCommerce functionality we added to MailPoet 3 years ago. Nearly a […]

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Salesforce Acquires Slack

Last week was Salesforce and Slack acquisition speculation, and today, direct from The New York Times, Salesforce to Acquire Slack for $27.7 Billion: “Salesforce on Tuesday said it would buy the workplace software company Slack for $27.7 billion in cash and stock, the latest in a wave of deals as the coronavirus pandemic boosts demand […]

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WordPress Clarification to All Media

Today media has been publishing stories regarding the deplatforming of The Conservative Tree House, a website hosted on Automattic’s WordPress.com. For the sake of clarity and correctness, it is critical the reporting be clear that “WordPress” (open source software) is not used as the descriptor of the corporation that has deplatformed The Conservative Tree House. […]

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i2Coalition and The Domain Name Association Merge to Create North America’s Largest Internet Infrastructure Advocacy Group

Great news for two very important infrastructure organizations. I was able to catch up with Christian Dawson, Co-Founder of the i2Coalition, for a quick exclusive to ask what this means for end users, agencies, and site owners. Companies join trade associations to deal with issues on which they can achieve more together than they are […]

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Under the Radar Acquisitions

Just culled from the invisible headlines two acquisitions involving the hosting industry. First, and just announced today, we have Liquid Web acquiring ServerSide (a Windows CMS host). From the press release: “The acquisition of ServerSide supports Liquid Web’s mission to power leading content management platforms. With ServerSide, we are excited about building upon the relationships […]

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Breaking: Hecky Powell Dies

Outside of Chicago most people probably don’t know his name or his eponymous rib joint but for 10s of thousands of north shore residents, Northwestern University students and faculty, and Chicagoans all over Hecky Powell was a rib master and family man and active citizen. CBS Chicago Sun-Times Patch Evanston Now I knew Hecky a […]

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Breaking: 88 MPH for cPanel

And for metric users, 141.622 KPH. If you missed the reference or even what I’m talking about, cPanel just released version 88, and 88 MPH also happens to be the correct Back to the Future speed to travel in time. Pop culture references aside, this release (which effects millions of users), does take things from […]