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The best news is not always the freshest, but often the most interesting and unusual stories.

Multitasking man with sign/book

Multitasking

Signs of the times. An unknown sign holder announces the closing of the Wolf Camera store on Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, Ga while reading a book.

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Blogger in Prison

Jailed Bloggers Around the World

Omidreza Mirsayafi, just 29 years old, was taking sedative tablets to treat his depression. Depression can be understandable when you live in one of the world’s most famous prisons for political prisoners, located in the northwestern section of Tehran, Iran. After all, how great can a place be when it’s …

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The Digg Bar

DiggBar Diggs Up Controversy

Recently, Digg launched a new tool known as DiggBar, which is essentially a Web gizmo that allows you to Digg items, read comments, and find related content from any point on the Web.  Sounds pretty good, right?  That’s what Digg thought until the DiggBar met with some serious backlash across …

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Facebook Rep

25 Things… About Facebook

Actually, this title actually overshoots its target:  it’s really one thing about Facebook, and to anyone who’s been traversing on the world’s most sociable networking site, you know what it is:  the “25 Things About Me” meme. If you’re unfamiliar with the meme, Facebook style, the concept is simple:  the …

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George Bush Holding Book

Georgewbushlibrary.com Domain Name Sells for $35k

George W. Bush library picks up its domain name for $35k File this in the “Ouch” category. Not keeping track of domain name registration info can cost big Texas bucks. George W. Bush’s presidential library domain name has been repurchased after a Web development company accidentally let it expire. Raleigh, …

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Playing PC Games

10 Questions to ask before you buy PC Games

The games in the back aren’t always fresher. This holiday season gamers are being courted with better games, slicker packaging and easier ways to buy. PC games will always exist in a state of change; what the consumer should consider before purchasing remains the same. Some questions that one should consider before purchasing a game…

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Road Sign: Truck Crashes into Data Center

The Planet Datacenter Catches Fire

In Houston, Texas, a transformer in The Planet H1 datacenter caught fire. The fire department required them to take down all generators. This serious outage is impacting around 9,000 servers and 7,500 customers. An explosion blew down three walls surrounding the electrical equipment room. No injuries were reported. In late …

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HostGator Facilty

HostGator Free Templates

Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – December 21, 2007 – Shared, dedicated and reseller web hosting firm, HostGator, is offering 4,500 free website templates to customers and resellers, covering nearly 120 different types of businesses, designed to enable non-technical building of effective websites. Brent Oxley, Founder and President of …

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HostingCon 2007 Coverage

Greetings fellow web hosting freaks of all shapes, sizes, bandwidths and disk capacities. I have never been to a web hosting conference and could not attend HostingCon this year held on July 23-25 at the Navy Pier in Chicago. My understanding of what takes place at these conferences is simply …

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Windmills

Web Hosting 2.0 – Green Web Hosting

Stop the presses! Web hosting 2.0 is here. The revolutionary technology that web hosting 2.0 entails? Trees, wind power, and renewable energy. Okay, so it may not be web hosting 2.0 and it may not be ultra exciting from a technological standpoint, but eco-friendly hosting or green web hosting is …

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The Planet Customer Service

HostGator, The Planet, Join Forces

Houston, Texas – (The Hosting News) – March 22, 2007 – Shared, dedicated and reseller web hosting firm, HostGator, and privately held dedicated hosting company, The Planet, have extended their strategic business relationship by entering into the largest customer transaction in the history of the two companies. Through the terms …

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Wikipedia Sustaining Corporate Donor Links are DoFollow

Wikipedia Adds Google nofollow

Search Engine Journal has confirmed that Google methods of avoiding spam are being integrated into Wikipedia. The nofollow attribute introduced by Google in 2005 was originally intended to hamstring blog comment spam and has since been the source of much wrangling and discussion by SEO’s as to what exactly it …

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Earthlink

EarthLink Unveils Tribute Site for Former CEO

Atlanta, Georgia – (Website Hosting Directory) – January 5, 2007 – EarthLink interim CEO, Mike Lunsford, will remain in the position he has held since November 27, 2006, when 49 year old Gary Betty, President and CEO, took a leave of absence, before passing away on Tuesday, January 2 due …

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