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Wercker Acquisition Helps Oracle Target Developers

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:00:11 +0000

Oracle recently announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Werker, which is a continuous integration and delivery platform. The goal of the acquisition is to be able to better target developers and give them the ability to do more. Oracle wants to be able to compete with Oracle Cloud and they are building a top PaaS and IaaS platform to do so. They understand to become a leading cloud company, they need great tooling. Adding Werkers gives them better tooling and allows for a better opportunity to compete in the cloud market. Read the full story here.


Echo Cloud Acquired by Online Tech

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:04:12 +0000

A hybrid cloud service called Online Tech recently acquired Echo Cloud. The move is expected to help Online Tech reach the Midwest market and will help strengthen the complaint services of the company. Online Tech is based out of Michigan, while Echo Cloud is based in Kansas City. Two edge data centers are now a part of Online Tech from the acquisition. Both are found in Kansas City and will be added to the other four data centers the company owns. The existing services will be combined to give customers access to all Online Tech can now offer. Read the full story here.


Spanning Cloud Apps was Sold by Dell EMC Recently

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:01:10 +0000

Last Thursday, Dell EMC announced it has sold Spanning Cloud Apps, which it acquired in October 2014. The company hasn’t released the terms of the deal yet, but it will allow Spanning to become an independent company. Spanning is known for offering SaaS applications, such as Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce applications. The company will be led by Jeff Erramouspe and all 56 employees will stay with Spanning. Read the full story here.


Google has Launched Google Hire

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:04:44 +0000

A new job site from the search and cloud giant Google has been launched. While no official announcement has been made by Google, the site is live and can be accessed online. While some of the services created by Google have flourished, others have not. Google Spaces recently shut down because it wasn’t performing as expected. However, Google Hire has great potential as Google tries to compete with LinkedIn. The site was developed by the Bepop team and will make it easier for companies to track and manage applications. It already has some job listings. Read the full story here.


Why Should You Use Link Building?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:56:05 +0000

Link building has been frowned upon, in some ways, when it comes to SEO. However, it’s still a very important strategy and works great, when done correctly. Since you cannot just build a website, add some content and expect people to find it, link building and other SEO strategies have to be employed. If you already have quality content designed for good on-page SEO, you just need to start building good links. Here’s a look at why you should use link building and how to go about using it. What is Link Building? An SEO term used to describe the process of having another website or blog link to your website or blog from inside the content is known as link building. This helps to earn you a better ranking on Google and other search engines. They value quality links over quantity, so buying a link building package isn’t always a good idea. However, when you acquire trustworthy links from […]


How to Clean Up Your Online Presence For A Job

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 18:52:04 +0000

Have you Googled yourself lately? What comes up? Are there embarrassing pictures, stories you don’t want people to see or something else that nobody wants found? If you’re active online, there’s a good chance information can easily be found just by Googling your name. This isn’t the best thing when you’re searching for a job. Your potential employers may Google you and find out all kinds of things you don’t want them to know. There are ways to defend against this with good reputation management. Make sure you take care of all of the things on the following checklist before you start hunting for a job. If you don’t, it could be the reason you don’t get called in for an interview. Check and Change your Social Media Settings When it comes to your social media, you don’t have to be super public. You can change all of your settings to private and should before you start hunting for a […]


Yahoo Customers Going to Court in Class Action Suit

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:01:00 +0000

A class-action suit was recently filed against Yahoo Small business and Aabaco, the parent company. A customer believes that Yahoo took down his website without warning or notice and still charged him for hosting it. The suit was filed by Photographer Ronald Meyer in Northern California District Court. He is demanding a jury trial to seek damages and “declaratory relieve.” The suit is said to be in the amount of more than $5 million. Read the full story here.


Domain Anonymization Service Launched by Co-Founder of Pirate Bay

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:10:16 +0000

Peter Sunde, a former co-founder of Pirate Bay has launched a domain name registration anonymization service. The service is called Njalla and offers protection for customer data and privacy. Instead of the customer owning the domain, the company will own it on behalf of the customer. Njalla isn’t a domain registrar and doesn’t offer ownership by proxy, like many other privacy services. They own the domain fully for the customer and give the customer full control over it. The domain can even be transferred to the customer or another third party without charge. Read the full story here.


Deis Acquired by Microsoft from Engine Yard

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:17:17 +0000

Microsoft, a cloud services company, recently acquired Deis from PaaS company Engine Yard. The Deis platform will be used by Microsoft to help attract developers. It offers tools for application addition to containers. No financial details were released. Deis is a San Francisco based company, while Microsoft is based in Redmond, Washington. The goal of the acquisition is to make Microsoft Azure the best platform available for application development. Deis is an open source option with tools, such as Helm and Workflow. Read the full story here.


Melbourne IT Starting to Recover from DDoS Attack

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 12:54:49 +0000

Melbourne IT, an Australian domain registrar and hosting company, suffered from a 90 minute DDoS attack recently. It was a huge interruption for customers and subsidiaries TPP Wholesale and Netregistry. The attack had an impact on many international and national customers. The DDoS attack affected cPanel and cloud web hosting and kept customers from being able to access their administration portal. It happened on Thursday and DDoS mitigation services were made standard operating procedure shortly after. Read the full story here.