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Sharing Links on Twitter Gets Harder

As of February 20th, 2013, you’re going to have two fewer characters to send a message on Twitter when you’re sharing a link. The t.co wrapper that Twitter is using to shorten web addresses is lengthening from 20 to 22 reserved characters. This means that any link you share will now take up two more spaces that you could previously use for letters. ...

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Google Ads New Clickable Arrow to Text Adsense Ads

Google has announced last week a few changes to their Adsense text ads. One change, rolling out already, will make the look and feel of text ads more consistent as consumers and advertisers use screens interchangeably, and distinctions between devices fade. You’ll notice a new clickable arrow icon, as well as slight optimizations to font size, spacing and text layout. These ...

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IX Hosting Announces Future cPanel Based Shared Plans

IX Web Hosting has sent their partners an email about their latest updates with their redesign of MyIX – their customized online control panel for their customers. Well all the way at the bottom of this email – they mentioned they are working on releasing a new cPanel solution for shared hosting. While IX does offer Linux shared hosting – ...

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Syria Experiencing an Internet Blackout

Syria’s internet stability has been questionable in the recent past as-is – so the latest news from Internet Security firm Renesys that all 84 of Syria’s IP address blocks have become unreachable won’t help the situation any. This was originally reported at 10:26 UTC on Thursday, 29 November – 2012. As of the writing of this post – no sign from the ...

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IE Sucks … Less

The new commercial from Microsoft’s latest “The Browser You Used to Hate” campaign is, honestly, quiet funny. It’s fairly true though – it will be hard for Internet Explorer to gain the trust back, especially after all the years of torture it has put us all through. There will be plenty of people that will stay firm on their hatred ...

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Google Adsense Now Features 300×600 Sized Banners

Google has recently announced the addition of 300×600 units for their Adsense platform.  “As screens grow and web content continues to become richer, the format and capabilities of ad units continue to evolve as well,” says AdSense UI engineer Omer Gimenez Llach, adding that one of the top requests from publishers has been for larger ad sizes. “The 300×600 unit, sometimes referred ...

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SugarSync 2.0 Beta Launched

SugarSync is proud to announce the release of their new 2.0 Beta product!  This new and improved version takes all the features you loved from the original, and adds a number of improvements as well. The switch to SugarSync 2.0 Beta is quick and seamless, and files and folders you are currently syncing will not be affected by switching to the newer version. ...

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cPanel Releases Stable 11.34 Build

cPanel Inc. just recently spoke about the release of a Stable version 11.34, and a few short days later – it’s finally here. Announced yesterday the release of version 11.34 Stable of cPanel & WHM software brings many improvements and upgrades to the package. As per cPanel CEO, J. Nick Koston’s Keynote speech at the 7th annual cPanel Conference, some of ...

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Volusion Introduces New All-Time Low Pricing!

The team over at Volusion is excited to announce the launch of their newest ecommerce plan, the Mini! The Mini allows you to purchase their award-winning software at an all-time low price of $9 per month. Going hand-in-hand with the launch of Volusion Mini is a completely new pricing setup for all Volusion’s other ecommerce packages. As always you can ...

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FeedBurner API Shut Down

As part of Google’s spring-cleaning announcement –  the FeedBurner API has been shut down. Any application that requests subscriber information will fail to retrieve the data. This includes custom subscriber count widgets, and various iPhone apps – like Ego. This does bring up the concern of what will come of FeedBurner over the next several years. Will the service slowly be phased ...

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Business Loans Available for Those Hurt by Hurricane Sandy

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the New York Business Development Center have announced the availability of loan programs designed to help businesses in declared disaster areas suffering storm or flood damage. The U.S. Small Business Administration can be reached by phone via: 1-800-659-2955 or 1-212-264-4354 or 1-404-331-0333. Meanwhile the NYBDC can be reached online via their website at http://www.nybdc.com. Furthermore the Small Business Administration will be ...

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LunarPages Partners with Conversion Pipeline

LunarPages has recently announced a partnership with online marketing agency Conversion Pipeline in an effort to provide their web hosting customers with Search Engine Optimization and Pay-per-Click services. This new partnership with Conversion Pipeline affords clients the opportunity to promote their brand and advertise their website with first-class Internet marketing expertise. Lunarpages Marketing Manager Alfonso Fernandez explains, “There are numerous ...

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1&1 Launches Veteran Appreciation Program

1&1 has launched their Veteran Appreciation Program in support of all United States’ troops. This is the first campaign of its kind in the Web hosting industry, and provides veteran small business owners with a 1 &1 MyWebsite Plus package free for 6 months. The all inclusive website package provides entrepreneurs with an effective platform for getting their business online ...

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UK2 Rated #9 in Top10 Hosting for Bloggers List

John Rampton, founder of Blogging.org, ran a poll recently asking genuine bloggers which hosts they liked using and which they would recommend to others. UK2.net came 9th in the poll, with 25 hosts listed in total. John called the poll ‘one of the most complete guides on the best hosting companies in the world. No bloggers out there want to have ...

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Hivelocity Offers Free SSD Drives on all New Servers

Hivelocity announced earlier in the week that they are now including a free 60GB Intel 520 series Solid State Hard Drive with all new servers. The free SSD is included as an extra drive and not a replacement for the SATA or SAS drives already included with the standard server configurations. Customers have the choice of having the free SSD ...

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1&1 Introduces Web Apps to 1&1 MyWebsite

1&1 have launched a free suite of drag-and-drop style web applications available for use within its MyWebsite package. Up to 100 applications have been included, many offering useful sector-specific functionality across areas including eCommerce, communication, social media, and daily management tasks. The development means that customers signing up for selected 1&1 MyWebsite packages can enjoy more impact on the web and ...

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SugarSync iOS App Updated

The SugarSync app for iOS has been updated for iOS 6, and the update is available for download now! The new app has been optimized for iOS 6, which also means that it now has support for the larger/taller screen on the iPhone 5 as well. In addition to iOS 6 optimizations and the taller format, the changes made in the previous ...

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SingleHop Announces New Data Center Outlet

SingleHop launched a new and improved Data Center Outlet at singlehop.com/outlet – the Data Center Outlet offers several unique features, including exact real time inventory from SingleHop’s data centers. The inventory figures are updated hourly on the page and there is also a countdown clock to let the user know how much time they have to take advantage of the deals. It’s an ...

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