New “TLDs” a Revolutionary Change to the Internet
Two Arabic-language Top-Level Domains (“TLDs”) applied for by The Ooredoo Group have been approved today by domain name regulator ICANN.
Adding the names .QatarTelecom and .Mozaic in Arabic script into the domain name system as substitutes for TLDs such as “dot com” and “dot net” represents the biggest change to the Internet since its inception, according to Ben Crawford, CEO of CentralNic, the technology company whose “DotBrand Solutions” division was tasked with obtaining and powering these new TLDs.
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10 Tips for Building Up an Independently-Financed Software Business Every young software business is different. Yet regardless of niche, competitive pressures or economic conditions, all startups face the same key issues. It’s possible to survive those hectic, early years as a bootstrapped business—even thrive during them. All you need is…
1) an idea for a software product that is needed on the market or a product that has passed its first function tests with flying colors. In other words, the market requires products that are great right from the start or that promise greatness.
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Samsung recently held the launch for its newest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S4, which will be released nationwide in the coming months. With a host of actors and an elaborate show depicting the new features, many are still signaling the initial media launch as a flop. Tech Expert Karl Volkman discusses where Samsung went wrong and what the phone needs to be a success.
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Last night Samsung delivered a flash-mob style performance in Times Square ahead of it’s Galaxy 4S device unveiling tonight at Radio City Music Hall. Literally, turning the U.S. wireless communication competition into a circus. In another limited-edition special, Apple’s VP of Marketing, Paul Schiller, defended Apple’s products and pointed out major flaws in Samsung’s products and tactics to the Wall Street Journal. Samsung is delivering its new product with circus-like fanfare. In a quick role-reversal, we have Apple on the defense, and Samsung on the front-line (but not in front of true innovation).
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Guaranteeing school safety is increasingly more difficult. But tech expert Scott Schober has some important points to keep in mind. Even though parents may feel they have no control over their children’s safety once they leave home, he says, technical advances applied with old-fashioned common sense are one way to feel more prepared.
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Federal agencies are under increasing pressure to reduce costs while maintaining services. While there are many ways to cut costs, such as contractor cuts, data center diminution, and even the reduction of key services, many IT departments are overlooking a pivotal savings opportunity – diversity. According to a new study by MeriTalk, the government IT network, underwritten by Brocade, moving to a multi-vendor environment reduces capital expenditures while only minimally increasing operating expenditures. The new report, “Infrastructure Independence: Set My IT Free” examines the benefits of a multi-vendor environment and what is holding agencies back from realizing infrastructure independence.
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Alliances with Microsoft and Integration with Samsung KNOX Provides Extension of Enterprise Software to iOS, Android and Windows 8 Devices
AgreeYa Mobility, a mobile-engineering product and service firm headquartered in Mountain View, California, has introduced Onvelop, a first-of-its-kind intuitive, unified collaboration and communication platform. Onvelop utilizes licensed Microsoft protocols to provide secure access to enterprise server software such as SharePoint, Lync, Office 365 and more from smartphones and tablets across multiple operating systems like iOS, Android and Windows 8 devices.
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Using a building’s analytics and mobile gamification by employees to save energy and money for companies
Intelen, the leading start-up in building analytics and game mechanics applications for energy efficiency, has announced its participation in the one of the largest exhibitions worldwide, CeBIT 2013 in Hanover, Germany.
The company is one of the top-50 winners from the Code_n global digital innovation contest for innovative CleanTech startups (http://www.code-n.org/cebit/startups) and will present in Hanover an updated building analytics product enhanced with a special engagement platform that puts the consumers and employees of big commercial buildings in a continuous social gamification process to save energy by changing their collective behavior.
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The divorce process is often muddied with a number of issues -- all of which are saturated with heavy emotions and stress. Property division, child custody and visitation rights are just a few subjects that are a part of the process.
In the midst of it all, many individuals fail to consider how angry comments on Facebook or Twitter might affect their divorce. If you are dealing with the end of your marriage, you may want to reflect on the online social presence of you and your former partner.
According to the president of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, managing an online footprint is becoming a regular part of divorce conversations as social networks become mainstream ways of communicating information about life.
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Entrepreneurial drive comes naturally for two high school boys in Chicago who launched a start-up DJ business a year ago. One of them is a first-generation Mexican with a 4.0 GPA who takes honors Calculus and Physics. He is going to college to be a Doctor. The boys built their company from scratch, bought their own equipment, and have engagements every week. The business is cash-flow positive and the boys are saving their profits for college.
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Bit Refinery today announced that it has joined the Zerto Cloud Disaster Recovery Ecosystem (ZCE) to offer clients cloud-based disaster recovery (DR) services powered by Zerto's award-winning hypervisor-based solution, Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR). As a member of the ecosystem, Bit Refinery is able to provide unparalleled, real-time cloud DR services, enabling businesses of all sizes to cost-effectively protect production applications both to the cloud and in the cloud.
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SuChef, LLC announced today the launch of its new website Su-Chef.com, in preparation for the upcoming launch of the innovative SuChef mobile recipe app for iPhone and android. SuChef helps users save money and time on groceries, shopping, meal planning and cooking by instantly searching the database of more than 100,000 recipes to find recipe options for ingredients already on hand.
| Read more... [What to Cook: SuChef Launches Website for Soon-to-be-released Money and Time Saving Recipe App]|