Online Gambling Company 888.com Buys Bwin.Party For $1.4 Billion Dollars

According to The BBC,  Online gambling firm 888 said it buying  Bwin.party Digital Entertainment in a cash and stock deal valued at £898m or  $1.4 billion dollars. Bwin.Party website is bwinparty.com and the company's name was created long before the new gTLD's If you're wondering, the new gTLD domain name Bwin.Party is owned by the company and is being forwarded to bwinparty.com. The … [Read more...]

John Ferber’s Bidtellect Raises $22.35 Million Dollars In Series B Funding

Bidtellect just raised $22.35 million in new capital to help the company build out its technology platform, product development, and sales and marketing teams. John Ferber formerly of Advertising.com and DomainHoldings.com is the Chairman of the company. The Series B funding round was led by new investors Blue Chip Venture Company and G20 Ventures and also included existing investor Valhalla … [Read more...]

Fake Story on New gTLD Domain, Bloomberg.Market Sends Twitter Shares Up Over 5%

  According to several sources, a fake news story appearing on a new gTLD domain name Bloomberg.Market sent shares of Twitter up over 5% today when they reported Twitter was going to be bought for $31 Billion dollars to over $38 a share. The domain is  Bloomberg.market, not Bloomberg.com but its made to look like Bloomberg.com   We have chatted on many occasions that … [Read more...]

Verizon Telematics May Be The Buyers Of Hum.com

On June 29, 2015 I had reported the domain name Hum.com had been acquired by a company going by the name of "1877 Holdings LLC" according to whois records. That same company filed an image mark and word mark. The word mark is for an OBD product / service  and bares the name of: Hum I have discovered a little bit more information and this has lead me to believe that Verizon Telematics may be the … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Prime Day Is July 15th But The Domain PrimeDay.com May Sell Today

Amazon announced yesterday that its "Prime Day" sale using the hashtag #PrimeDay on July 15th in celebration of  Amazon's 20th birthday will "Bury Black Friday" by comparison. We noticed that the domain name PrimeDay.com was not owned by Amazon. It seems we weren't the only one that noticed the domain name PrimeDay.com, was registered way back in 2005 and would most likely receive a lot of … [Read more...]

UPDATED: Cisco Is Buying OpenDNS For $635 Million

According to a post on its company blog, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is buying OpenDNS. According to VentureBeat.com, the deal is valued at $635 Million.  OpenDNS has raised north of $50 million in funding to date, including a $35 million round last May." This is from the Cisco blog post: I am pleased to announce our intent to acquire OpenDNS, a leading provider of advanced threat protection for … [Read more...]

Click Fraud Malware Can Lead To Bigger Problems

Ashley Carman published an article today on SCMagazine.com that deals with click fraud malware and how it can lead to bigger problems. In her article she referenced a report by Damballa.com that was basically a overview of all potential infections going around the web. The report points out that click fraud malware is usually deemed "low risk" but it can lead to bigger problems. From the … [Read more...]