Written by May 9, 2012

Ongoing Legal Battle between Google and Oracle Heats Up

Can’t we all just get along?

Perhaps that’s a question that the minds at Google may be pondering. It has recently been reported that the company wants a mistrial in their ongoing legal feud with Oracle. It turns out that Oracle took the search giant to court in regards to them believing that Google violated copyrights related to its Java API package back in 2010. According to CNET, Google’s request was supplemented by a formal proposal to the court asking it to “declare a mistrial” in order to bring in a new court proceeding.

Can’t we all just get along? Perhaps that’s a question that the minds at Google may be pondering. It has recently been reported that the company wants a mistrial in their ongoing legal feud with Oracle. It turns out that Oracle took the search giant to court in regards to them believing that Google violated copyrights related to its Java API package back in 2010. According to CNET, Google’s request was supplemented by a formal proposal to the court asking it to “declare a mistrial” in order to bring in a new court proceeding.">

Written by May 8, 2012

Google's self-driving car is a success

As if we needed to be any more certain of Google taking over the world, the mega company is once again in the news for another awe-inspiring reason. It seems they’ve been working on a self-driving automobile and it has just gotten a license in Nevada. Yes, that’s right. According to Mashable, the state issued the license — but there has to be two people inside the car at all times.

As if we needed to be any more certain of Google taking over the world, the mega company is once again in the news for another awe-inspiring reason. It seems they’ve been working on a self-driving automobile and it has just gotten a license in Nevada. Yes, that's right. According to Mashable, the state issued the license -- but there has to be two people inside the car at all times.">

Written by May 4, 2012

Three Social Networking Sites That You May Not Be Aware Of

We all know that when it comes to social networking, Facebook and Google+ seem to be where it’s at. In fact, it’s even been proven that both are pretty good for business. However, with those two prevalent forms of social media, along with Twitter, continuing to be dominant, other social networking sites are being kicked to the curb. Perhaps it pays to know what else is out there. To that end, here is the lowdown on three social networking sites that you may have heard of, but never took the liberty to visit…

We all know that when it comes to social networking, Facebook and Google+ seem to be where it’s at. In fact, it’s even been proven that both are pretty good for business. However, with those two prevalent forms of social media, along with Twitter, continuing to be dominant, other social networking sites are being kicked to the curb. Perhaps it pays to know what else is out there. To that end, here is the lowdown on three social networking sites that you may have heard of, but never took the liberty to visit...
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Written by May 2, 2012

So, you have just launched your new website and everything is looking good. There is one problem though — no traffic! If you are selling a product or service, you cannot expect to make any sales without people visiting your website.

The two ways people try to obtain links are through paid advertisement and non-paid advertisement. Paid advertisement includes things such as banners on the sides of other websites, paying to be a sponsor at an event, being listed in Google AdWords — which, by the way, will allow you to be listed on the side of search results pages, etc. However, there are some cons. One of the problems with this is that it can cost your company/website a lot of money before you see any return. On top of the cost, most of these advertisements are not very effective. How many times have you actually clicked on advertisements on a website? I bet it’s not that often.

So, you have just launched your new website and everything is looking good. There is one problem though -- no traffic! If you are selling a product or service, you cannot expect to make any sales without people visiting your website. The two ways people try to obtain links are through paid advertisement and non-paid advertisement. Paid advertisement includes things such as banners on the sides of other websites, paying to be a sponsor at an event, being listed in Google AdWords -- which, by the way, will allow you to be listed on the side of search results pages, etc. However, there are some cons. One of the problems with this is that it can cost your company/website a lot of money before you see any return. On top of the cost, most of these advertisements are not very effective. How many times have you actually clicked on advertisements on a website? I bet it’s not that often.">

Written by May 2, 2012

Is the Google Drive really that Big of A Deal?

Okay, so being fairly new to the world of technology and web hosting, I was equally interested and perplexed when Google unveiled their highly anticipated Google Drive last week. It seemed that practically everyone was going crazy over this new thingamajig. Not that that’s surprising. After all, whenever Google unveils something new, such as Account Activity, businesspersons and nerds alike tend to lose their minds. It’s just something that I’ve noticed.

Okay, so being fairly new to the world of technology and web hosting, I was equally interested and perplexed when Google unveiled their highly anticipated Google Drive last week. It seemed that practically everyone was going crazy over this new thingamajig. Not that that’s surprising. After all, whenever Google unveils something new, such as Account Activity, businesspersons and nerds alike tend to lose their minds. It’s just something that I’ve noticed.">

Written by April 26, 2012

Nintendo loses Millions in Revenue

Video games are a dime a dozen. For every version of Microsoft’s esteemed Xbox, there’s another equally entertaining edition of Sony’s Playstation. For years, video games have been captivating the minds of youngsters and adults alike, and for some individuals, they may just be timeless. After all, Mario and Zelda seem to be aging rather gracefully, don’t they? However, what happens when one of the top video game companies begins to show sign of age and fatigue? It has recently been reported that Nintendo has stated the results of their recently concluding fiscal year…and it ain’t pretty. The company took quite a hit and had their first annual loss of roughly $460 million.

Video games are a dime a dozen. For every version of Microsoft’s esteemed Xbox, there’s another equally entertaining edition of Sony’s Playstation. For years, video games have been captivating the minds of youngsters and adults alike, and for some individuals, they may just be timeless. After all, Mario and Zelda seem to be aging rather gracefully, don't they? However, what happens when one of the top video game companies begins to show sign of age and fatigue? It has recently been reported that Nintendo has stated the results of their recently concluding fiscal year...and it ain't pretty. The company took quite a hit and had their first annual loss of roughly $460 million.">

Written by April 24, 2012

Have you ever played that game where you had to guess how many jelly beans were in a jar? It’s not easy, and as much as you try to use mathematics to figure it out, it’s going to be mostly about guessing a lucky number. Well, our latest contest is asking you, “How much Disk Space is in the DimeNoc Datacenter?” HostDime’s datacenter is located in Central Florida, and we have THOUSANDS of servers. Can you guess how much disk space is in those servers? We would like your answer in the form of Gigabytes.

Have you ever played that game where you had to guess how many jelly beans were in a jar? It’s not easy, and as much as you try to use mathematics to figure it out, it’s going to be mostly about guessing a lucky number. Well, our latest contest is asking you, “How much Disk Space is in the DimeNoc Datacenter?” HostDime’s datacenter is located in Central Florida, and we have THOUSANDS of servers. Can you guess how much disk space is in those servers? We would like your answer in the form of Gigabytes.">

Written by April 20, 2012

Smart Phones and Apps to use in Web Hosting

The world of business has always been a constantly evolving one. The average businessperson is now hardly ever relegated to their office. On the contrary, most corporate professionals and entrepreneurs are on the go. To that end, they tend to utilize the best in what technology has to offer — whether it is in communication or even web hosting. Lately, smartphones, tablets and laptops have been playing a key role in business activities — and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.

The world of business has always been a constantly evolving one. The average businessperson is now hardly ever relegated to their office. On the contrary, most corporate professionals and entrepreneurs are on the go. To that end, they tend to utilize the best in what technology has to offer -- whether it is in communication or even web hosting. Lately, smartphones, tablets and laptops have been playing a key role in business activities -- and it doesn’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.">

Written by April 19, 2012

Google Launches the Gmail Meter

It seems that the folks at Google are always up to something. Nothing new there. So, what are they planning now, you may ask? Introducing the Google Meter, a new feature that analyzes the email habits of individuals that utilize Google’s esteemed services. According to Mashable, this new digital item essentially allows Gmail users to learn more about their respective in-boxes by examining their email patterns.

It seems that the folks at Google are always up to something. Nothing new there. So, what are they planning now, you may ask? Introducing the Google Meter, a new feature that analyzes the email habits of individuals that utilize Google’s esteemed services. According to Mashable, this new digital item essentially allows Gmail users to learn more about their respective in-boxes by examining their email patterns.">

Written by April 17, 2012

Just when you thought it was safe to log back on to your Apple computer after this month’s previous virus scare, it seems that maybe it isn’t. According to the Herald Sun, another Mac Trojan virus has been discovered, and this one has been infecting Apple computers via a Java plug-in. It seems to be spreading across computers when individuals open their respective emails with links leading them to vicious malware. The newest virus has been christened “SabPub,” an abbreviation of its official name, “Backdoor.OSX.SapPUb.” Researchers and experts are saying this new threat has the potential to taint more Mac computers than the one that infected over 600,000 earlier this month.

Just when you thought it was safe to log back on to your Apple computer after this month’s previous virus scare, it seems that maybe it isn’t. According to the Herald Sun, another Mac Trojan virus has been discovered, and this one has been infecting Apple computers via a Java plug-in. It seems to be spreading across computers when individuals open their respective emails with links leading them to vicious malware. The newest virus has been christened “SabPub,” an abbreviation of its official name, “Backdoor.OSX.SapPUb.” Researchers and experts are saying this new threat has the potential to taint more Mac computers than the one that infected over 600,000 earlier this month.">

Written by April 12, 2012

Facebook now Offers More Data to Users

It’s certainly been a busy few days for Facebook. After making headlines for acquiring Instagram to the tune of a billion dollars, the social media company is back in the news again for yet another interesting reason. Facebook has now upgraded the “Download Your Information” feature which enables users to download an archive of their entire account history. Pretty nifty, right?

It’s certainly been a busy few days for Facebook. After making headlines for acquiring Instagram to the tune of a billion dollars, the social media company is back in the news again for yet another interesting reason. Facebook has now upgraded the “Download Your Information” feature which enables users to download an archive of their entire account history. Pretty nifty, right?">

Written by April 10, 2012

The Disadvantages of Free Web Hosting

In this economy, the word ‘free’ can hold a certain kind of significance for some individuals. With wallets getting tighter and penny pinching becoming the norm, it helps to be able to get items at a discounted price. However, does the same apply to finding a web host reseller? Now, there’s a million dollar question. It is a fact that web hosting is a booming enterprise. With more and more people looking to launch their own respective websites for business or personal use, web hosting providers are thriving. While having free web hosting can be good for those that are on a budget, there are some disadvantages that consumers may not be aware of. To that end, it helps to be informed.

In this economy, the word ‘free’ can hold a certain kind of significance for some individuals. With wallets getting tighter and penny pinching becoming the norm, it helps to be able to get items at a discounted price. However, does the same apply to finding a web host reseller? Now, there’s a million dollar question. It is a fact that web hosting is a booming enterprise. With more and more people looking to launch their own respective websites for business or personal use, web hosting providers are thriving. While having free web hosting can be good for those that are on a budget, there are some disadvantages that consumers may not be aware of. To that end, it helps to be informed.">