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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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Facebook’s Internet Mess

Well well, Facebook took the bait and the fight has begun, Changes to Sharing and Viewing News on Facebook in Australia: “In response to Australia’s proposed new Media Bargaining law, Facebook will restrict publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content.” Uh, ok. A couple of salient takes from […]

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.COM Price Increases Happening

We’ve hit the final four years of the negotiated six year periods between ICANN and Verisign. A “fiscal” year in this case goes from September through October. As reported last year in .COM Price Increase is No Big Deal, “Verisign and ICANN may agree to amend the .COM Registry Agreement to permit an increase to […]

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Web Hosting News is a Minefield

I have many Google Alerts running, and this one caught my eye yesterday, and then the whole article drove me nuts, TechBullion, Cloud Industry Overview 2021: Web Builders is the latest tool against hypercompetition. This is the kind of post (which is getting infinitely more credit by just being linked) that is a mess of […]

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Buy the Internet for $35 Million

At least $35 million! Internet.com has been privately trying to be placed for a few weeks now, I’ve been sitting on this for a bit since respecting your sources is important. Luckily for the public, now we can talk about it courtesy of Elliot Silver, at DomainInvesting, Internet.com Goes Back on the Market: “Sealed bids […]

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Terms of Service Own You

I wrote about terms of service and how they will ultimately effect anything Parler tries to do in Epik and Parler vs Terms of Service but there is so much more to dive into. The New York Times weighed in with What Happens When You Click ‘Agree’?: “The root problem is that consumers are simply […]

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Steadfast Partnership with NAKA

Chicago’s very own Steadfast partners with NAKA. Yes infrastructure is not as sexy as the latest and most visible WordPress sites like WhiteHouse.gov but these are pretty big relationships that propel business. Oh yeah, and everyone is moving to the cloud so no brainer. “There is an overwhelming number of name-brand cloud suppliers in the […]

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WhiteHouse.gov’s Big Fail (The Mea Culpa Update)

There’s been much coverage about WhiteHouse.gov running WordPress, and it will always be warming to see one of the most visible websites on the internet running an open source site builder that everyone in the world can use. From Dave Amirault, Pagely, Whitehouse.gov Chooses WordPress, Again: “Personally, I’m a sucker for clean and focused designs, […]

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Section 230 and Hosting

The politics side of the universe has been debating the infamous section 230 of the Communication Decency Act for the last three to six month to some degree. No one seems happy with what §230 does – well except those who can take advantage of it in such a way that they can have their […]

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It’s a Subscription World

Cloud based software is changing the way small and midsized companies do business. For many, the benefits are a no-brainer; the right technology can mitigate operational expenses and exponentially improve business productivity. For others, however, hesitation exists due to the size of investment and concerns around the safety of data.  Regardless, traditional IT systems are […]