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Why Media Companies Are Getting into the Web Hosting Business

Media companies, pressured by intense competition and the rapid migration of eyeballs and advertising revenue from print to desktop browsers to mobile, are evolving. Some, like Vox Media and the Washington Post, are moving in on service areas typically reserved for web services companies like hosting providers.

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The 7 Smartest Companies in Cloud Computing

MIT Technology Review’s list of the 50 Smartest Companies of 2017 is filled with companies selling cloud services, using cloud services or supporting cloud services. Among cloud service providers on the list, most have other lines of business, but their status generally has more to do with cloud and cloud services than w...

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What We Lose When We Give Up the Open Internet

In 2017, WordPress is more popular than ever, but for the niche that it traditionally occupied — bloggers and small publishers — there’s a strong pull toward platforms like Facebook and Medium that make it even easier to publish, provide the network effects of a large platform with millions of users, and offer a pleasant — if anodyne — writing experience. But, in exchange, I think we lose a lot.

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Spending on Non-Cloud IT Infrastructure Continues Decline in 2017

IT budgets will continue to favor cloud deployments over non-cloud IT infrastructure throughout 2017, according to new numbers released this week by IDC that indicate worldwide spending on traditional IT infrastructure will decline 4.6 percent in 2017.

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Top 10 Considerations for Choosing a Hosting Billing System

Ten considerations when evaluating a billing management system. 

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London Connectivity “Not Spots” Limit City Competitiveness

The city of London faces a threat to its productivity and competitiveness from poor connectivity, including “not spots,” “digital deserts” and a lack of fiber connections, according to the London Assembly Regeneration Committee’s report on Digital Connectivity in the city.

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LinkedIn’s New Open Source Apps Should Get Quick DevOps Uptake

LinkedIn's latest open source offerings, Iris and Oncall, will likely become mainstays in IT departments. The two projects, announced as open source on June 29, are designed to work together like a single application, much like an automobile engine and transmission.

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Photobucket Customers Fuming Over Policy Change

Photo-sharing service Photobucket has angered a lot of customers with an update to its terms of service that will charge customers to host images that appear on third-party sites. Many customers took to social media, calling the changes “extortion” after their images were unexpectedly replaced by a notice asking them to update their account to enable third-party hosting.

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