News Corp Acquires Publicly Traded Move.com For $950M

News Corp has agreed to acquire Move, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOVE) "a leading online real estate business that brings consumers and Realtors® together to facilitate the sale and rental of real estate in the United States." "The Move Network of websites, which also includes Move.com, reaches approximately 35 million people per month, who spend an average of 22 minutes each on its sites1. REA Group … [Read more...]

The Bash Bug Has No Easy Fix and Could Be More Problematic Than Heartbleed

Earlier in the year it was Heartbleed and now there is another bug that has been uncovered, Shell Shock, which could be even more problematic. Many outlets have covered the topic and NPR did a good job breaking down, the who, what, where and what potential steps to take. From the article: Hundreds of millions of computers and networks are at risk after a bug called Shellshock was found this … [Read more...]

SeekingAlpha: Facebook May Become Bigger Than Google AdSense

In very interesting post was just published on SeekingAlpha.com, entitled "Facebook May Become Bigger Than Google AdSense" The author of the post is Alex Cho who is according to his bio a  "top contributor on Seeking Alpha in both the long ideas and technology section of the website. Alex Cho's articles have been featured on The Motley Fool, The Street, and Benzinga. Alex Cho has been featured … [Read more...]

There are now over 1Billion Websites on the Internet

The Internet now has over 1 Billion websites, that is according to Internet Live Stats. The website points out, "By "Website" we mean unique hostname (a name which can be resolved, using a name server, into an IP Address). It must be noted that around 75% of websites today are not active, but parked domains or similar. " Tech Times wrote: Rejoice! The Internet recently reached more than 1 … [Read more...]

FCC Receives Over 3 Million Comments on Net Neutrality

Yesterday was the last day to get comments into the FCC with regards to Net Neutrality. Tech Crunch noted that there were over 3 million comments with a few hours left, this was double the number reported last week. There were several websites that asked for the public to speak up. Name Cheap has been out there urging everyone to get involved, and Blake Irving of Go Daddy sent a letter to FCC … [Read more...]

Godaddy Teams Up With Paypal on Its Brand New “Here SDK” Product

PayPal introduced today a new product called "Here SDK" and announced that Godaddy as  one if its "Key Partners" Here is the info from Paypal.com: "We’re always working to build product experiences that simplify payments, and looking to collaborate with businesses that share our vision for making the checkout process more seamless whether it’s online, in-store or on mobile. Today, as we work … [Read more...]

Namecheap Finds & Issues Urgent Security Warning That May Affect All Internet Users

In a post on its corporate blog, Namecheap.com, the domain name registrar, announced it found an attack overnight and blocked over 30,000 IP's that were attempting to  gather the "username and password data gathered from third party sites that were trying to be used to try and gain access to Namecheap.com accounts." This is different than most attacks because Namecheap was not the target of the … [Read more...]