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May, 2016

  • 16 May

    WordPress Buys the New gTLD .BLOG for $19M

    Automattic, the very same company behind the WordPress blogging software, and WordPress.com – the remotely hosted blogging service – has recently acquired the new gTLD .blog for $19 million! Granted that’s quite a staggering number, and Automattic did beat out Google in the auction, the more interesting news is what Automattic will do with it in the coming years. Will WordPress.org ...

  • 11 May

    Instagram Goes Through Their First Redesign

    Lately Instagram has been going through some serious changes, updating their app layout to a sleeker, brighter, and more open design – featuring plenty of whitespace and simple black icons. Today the Instagram suite of apps also gets a brand new logo design – heading the completely opposite direction of their recent app redesign and introducing a rainbow-themed set of ...

  • 4 May

    New Monetization Methods for Web Publishers In An Ad-Blocking Generation

    Most webmasters and online publishers hate ad-blocking – and rightfully so as it destroys one of the core monetization methods that keeps most of your favorite websites alive. That being said – users love ad-blockers, and there’s really only so much that can be done in regards to that. This means that websites will need a new form of monetization ...

March, 2016

  • 21 March

    Using A Public Computer? Quickly Log Out From Multiple Sites At Once with UltraLogout!

    Ever logged into you’re email on a public computer and then worried you forgot to log out? Maybe you logged into several different websites. Oh God! Did you leave you’re WordPress blog logged in on that BestBuy display computer?! Next time, use UltraLogout. A simple website you can access via numerous different domain names, and instantly log out of dozens of ...

  • 17 March

    Twitter Updates Moments to Make Link Browsing Easier

    One of the most annoying parts of following links within any social media post on your mobile device is that it usually takes you away from what you wanted to be doing. Facebook solved this by opening links in an internal browser within the Facebook app, and now Twitter has launched a similar feature within Moments – letting you go ...

  • 17 March

    Google, Mozilla & Microsoft Roll Out Support for WebAssembly File Format

    WebAssembly, announced last year in June, is a phenomenal effort put together by the W3C, and backed by Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari browsers, to develop a binary format for web-based applications. According to the WebAssembly design guidelines, the new file format would allow developers to compile their “code” to a binary, which will then be executed inside ...

  • 15 March

    Student Applications Are Officially Open for Google Summer of Code

    Google Summer of Code is an amazing program that lets university students learn and perfect their coding knowledge by spending 3 months working on an open-source project – entirely online! That means it’s a global program – and you can participate from anywhere in the world! For twelve years running, GSoC gives participants a chance to work on an open source ...

  • 15 March

    Most Popular Google Web Fonts

    Typography is crucial in the world of website design where the right font can make or break an entire website. Google Fonts (previously Google Web Fonts) has made it extremely easy for seasoned designers and novice developers to make use of hundreds of fonts throughout their web projects. Recently a new analytics section has been added, showcasing the popularity of the many ...

  • 15 March

    MIT Develops Algorithm That Increases Website Load Times by 34%

    When it comes to speed – history has shown us that there is never enough speed. Race car drivers always want to go faster, gamer’s always want faster graphics and a higher FPS, and webmaster’s always want their websites to load faster. A team over at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL for short) decided to tackle ...

  • 11 March

    The United States of Spam

    Unfortunately – spam is part of most of our daily lives, so much so that we have laws and regulations surrounding how spam can actually be used. A new study from Comodo Threat Research Labs took a look at all of the email that Comodo has filtered throughout the second half of 2015, and put together the following map showcasing ...

February, 2016

  • 24 February

    Facebook Finally Launches Reactions

    Facebook first began testing reactions back in 2015 – introducing the first thoughts that the Like button we have come to love may one day be gone. Well today is that day as Facebook officially rolls out Reactions and replaces the Like button for mobile and desktop users. The Like button does make a come-back as a Like reaction, which is ...

  • 2 February

    Bing Predicts Carolina Will Win Super Bowl 50

    Super Bowl 50 is right around the corner, and if Bing’s predictions are right – the Carolina Panthers are going to be this years winners. Check out the prediction for yourself here. “In Sunday’s title game, the Bing Predicts models project 17-1 Carolina to win the Big Game with 64 percent probability. During the regular season, Carolina was the league’s ...

  • 2 February

    Nearly Half Of The World Is On The Internet

    Every year We Are Social publishes a global report showcasing many of the key statistics surrounding digital, social, and mobile media. Usually these give you a great idea of what to expect for the remainder of the year – letting you tweak your marketing and advertising campaign to better suite the trends. 2016 brings with it some great statistics based ...

January, 2016

  • 29 January

    Introducing TrumpScript – Donald Trump Style Programming

    Sam Shadwell, a Rice University of Texas student, has written a brand new programming language which does everything Donald Trump style. The new language is a modified version of Python, and it will only do and output things that The Donald would do or say himself. Here are TrumpScript’s features: TrumpScript won’t run via root users. Trump is all you ...

  • 29 January

    A Non-Secure Icon Is Coming To Google Chrome

    Talk across the Interwebs this morning is revolving around a possible upcoming decision by Google Chrome to flag non-secure websites via a red “x” icon. The feature hasn’t been officially announced, however a new hidden option is now available within Chrome which lets you “Mark non-secure origins as non-secure, or as ‘dubious’“. Want to try it out for yourself? Head ...

  • 28 January

    Spend Less Time Tweaking Your Facebook Ads With The Facebook Grid Tool

    When it comes to running Facebook advertising campaigns one of the most common issues most business owners face is passing the Facebook text-rule. See Facebook has a rule, ads that have more than 20% of text in their image won’t be approved to run on Facebook or Instagram. However time and time again I find business owners and marketers alike uploading new ...

  • 26 January

    Bing Now Powers AOL Search Results

    Bing and AOL announced a long term partnership back in July of 2015 and now, as of Jan 1st, 2016, Bing has taken over AOL search – successfully powering all of AOL’s search results. As of Jan. 1, Bing powers AOL’s web, mobile, and tablet search, providing paid search ads and algorithmic organic search results to AOL’s properties worldwide. All major ...

  • 20 January

    Pingdom Takes A Look At Internet Performance in 2015

    Pingdom has published their year in review for 2015, which is probably my favorite yearly review. It touches base on the growth of web performance and features some amazing statistics – which if you have the time I highly recommend you browse through. However, in my usual fashion, here is a summary featuring some of my favorite statistics regarding the ...

  • 19 January

    Bing Changes Their Logo – Chooses A Gameboy Teal Color

    Bing, without much fuss, has rolled out a new logo – switching from a bright yellow to a teal color reminiscent of an old Gameboy Color. Check out the new Bing logo below: According to the original AdAge report, Microsoft states that the change from yellow is due to green being “easier to see over yellow.” The newly capitalized B however ...

December, 2015

  • 29 December

    New York City Finally Begins Converting Payphones to WiFi Hubs

    New York City has finally started the process of converting 7500 pay phone locations into WiFi hotspots WITH free calling functionality. The new hubs will offer free gigabit WiFi for anyone within a 150-foot radius. Furthermore the hubs will include USB device charging ports, touchscreen web browsing, and two 55-inch advertising displays. The first hub is going up right now ...

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