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Welcome to the Rapid Purple Blog, featuring the latest webmaster related news from around the internet – such as updates from various hosting providers regarding their infrastructure and/or new offerings and services. To go along with this you can also find the latest coupons and discounts from popular hosting providers and domain name registrars such as GoDaddy, 1&1, HostGator, UK2 Group, Namecheap, SingleHop, and many more.

Once you have your hosting and domain name established you will also find a large variety of tutorials aimed at helping you get a better grasp on different languages and tasks associated with being a webmaster and running your own website. For starters, many of you who are taking college courses will most likely encounter programming in C within on of your entry level classes. I have a great tutorial series aimed specifically for those classes covering many of the Basics in C Programming. You will also find many other interesting tutorials in HTML/CSS, PHP, HTACCESS, Adobe Photoshop, and various other miscellaneous ones – such as turning a webpage into a PDF through the use of Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Skype For Business Has Launched


Skype is currently used by more than 300 million people these days and it many rely on it for more than just personal use. I can think of a few people, cough Illicit cough, who practically refuse all other sorts of communication methods especially for business use. Well, Illicit and everyone using Office 365 and Office 2013 will be happy to ...

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YouTube Testing A New Transparent Video Player


As is the usual case with any Google brand – new things are always being tested and worked on. So while YouTube works to get their ad-free service up and running they’re also testing a new UI for their desktop video player. The new UI offers a transparent control bar which automatically hides when it’s not in use and then ...

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Can We Stop Hating On Google Please?


The webmaster community has quiet the love/hate relationship going on with Google. Unfortunately I think alot of the blame we throw on Google is quiet undeserved. I can understand, to a point, why so many webmasters can get upset with Google – however I also can see how many of the times everyone is putting the blame on Google they ...

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Bing Starts Showing Mobile Friendly Badge On Mobile Search Results


It seems Bing has decided to follow along with Google and introduce mobile-friendly badges on mobile search results to help users identify whether or not the link they’re about to click is optimized for their device. The news was first spotted by nomis5 in the WebmasterWorld forums – and since then numerous people have reported seeing the same badging, including myself: Bing themselves ...

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Amazon Files Lawsuit Against Fake Reviewers


Amazon has established themselves as the go-to source for not only online shopping but also for honest community based product reviews. As such a huge majority of Amazon’s traffic comes from people reading online reviews as they make their shopping decisions. However this popularity of Amazon reviews has a dark side – fake reviews. Fake reviews have became quiet a ...

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LinkedIn Acquires For $1.5 Billion


LinkedIn was always focuxed on helping professionals grow their careers – so last weeks announcement regarding the acquisition of online education company made total sense. First off some of my very first webdesign books were books from roughly 20 years ago – so it’s pleasant to see this company grow enough over the decades to be acquired by ...

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Mozilla Firefox Downloaded Over 1.5 Million Times From Google Play Store


As I booted up my tablet this morning and browsed through the Google Play Store I noticed something pretty awesome. The download counter for Mozilla Firefox has surpassed 1.5 million downloads. Late last week Mozilla wrote on their blog that they have surpassed 100 million downloads – and it seems that number skyrocketed some-more over the weekend (with 1,688,753 downloads at ...

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Google Going After Angieslist?


According to BuzzFeed  Google is working on a new product which will help connect Google users to local home-service professionals such as electricians, roofers and plumbers. I suppose Google has recognized that as it sits right now easily targeting your local market and designing the perfect Adwords advertisement to provide your contact info and the perfect description isn’t exactly the ...

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YouTube Soon To Offer Ad-Free Version


Half way through the day yesterday as I was sorting through my constantly full inbox I noticed a new email from Youtube titled Updated YouTube Partner Terms – and there was something in that email that immediately caught my attention. We’re excited to build on this momentum by taking another big step in favor of choice: offering fans an ads-free version ...

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