September 26, 2005

Nine Systems Delivers Amazon Events

As the realms of media and entertainment continue to converge with technology, joining traditional mediums of television and radio with broadband streaming, a rising and unprecedented demand for content delivery networks has emerged.

In fact, broadband as a distribution system has become so popular that Web-based companies like Amazon and AOL are no longer simply taking on third-party content to distribute, but are producing offline content of their own.


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September 19, 2005

Portal bid drives eBay Skype deal

At first glance, auction giant eBay and net phone firm Skype seem to have little in common apart from the fact that both do almost all of their business online.

eBay is a giant marketplace used by more than 100 million people to buy and sell all manner of things to each other.

In comparison, Skype has about 53 million users who make cheap phone calls via the service that relies on the net to carry the conversations.

Certainly, many analysts have questioned why eBay splashed out $2.6bn (£1.4bn) to buy Skype.


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June 22, 2005

US Internet Announces Nationwide Web Hosting Charity Program

US Internet announces nationwide web hosting charity program; all non-profit children's charities able to receive free web hosting.

US Internet, an international Internet and hosting provider (, today announced a nationwide web hosting charity program that includes free web hosting for all non-profit organizations whose primary beneficiaries are children.

To qualify for US Internet's Children's Charity Web Hosting Program, charities must be a 501(c)(3) organization, as set forth by the IRS, with virtual web hosting needs that don't exceed 50 Megabytes. US Internet is offering dedicated hosting or shared hosting in its highly secure, state-of-the-art data center with tech support available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


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June 20, 2005

Hostway Says Netscape Nicked Ad Idea

Comparable ideas are bound to arise in industries as saturated as marketing and advertising, where ad agencies strive to one-up one another, and often end up tapping into the same elements of culture.

Whether it be creative inspiration, interpretation, or coincidence, similar advertisements often appear in print, television, on billboards and, more recently, online.


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May 02, 2005

VitalStream Acquires PlayStream

VitalStream Holdings Inc. today announced that it has acquired the business of PlayStream, LLC, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The combination of PlayStream's small business streaming platform with VitalStream's enterprise streaming solutions will provide customers with a scalable solution for delivering their digital media content on the Internet. Together, VitalStream and PlayStream will offer a self-service platform suited for SMB, SOHO, and resellers. This service will be offered under the PlayStream brand.


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April 22, 2005

Active 24 Releases Reseller Framework

European Web hosting provider Active 24 ( said on Thursday that it had released a new provisioning framework (, which enables partners to resell its hosting services.

Within the new framework, Active 24's partners will be able to virtually host Microsoft ( products such as Exchange and SharePoint. They will also be able to offer Live Communication Server based on Kerberos, dedicated servers and Linux-based solutions. The company says implementation of the framework can be completed within a single working day.

"With the launch of this framework, Active 24 can provide products more flexibly, reliably and quickly to the market," says Jan Sverre Larsen, chief operating officer of Active 24. "We believe this will be a great advantage for us as well as our partners in today's market, and a platform for future growth. Active 24 can with this innovative go-to-market strategy seek new revenue opportunities."

Active 24’s new framework is based on the Microsoft Provisioning System. The company has signed a deal with eQuest Technologies (, who is delivering the system for Microsoft as a preferred partner.

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April 20, 2005

Cisco Buys Topspin for $250 Million

Cisco Systems ( announced on Thursday that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Topspin Communications (, a developer of server fabric switches, for $250 million in cash and options. Topspin and its 135 employees, split between California and India, will join Cisco's data center, switching and wireless technology group, led by senior vice president Luca Cafiero.

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April 15, 2005

Top Layer Defends DNS Cache Poisoning

Security solution provider Top Layer Networks ( announced on Wednesday that its Attack Mitigator IPS 5500 can now be used as a defense against a new scam that preys on victims using "DNS Cache Poisoning."

The newest form of cyber-theft gives false information to DNS servers, allowing hackers to re-direct users to illegitimate Web sites. While in the past, links to fake Web sites were found in emails victims had to access themselves, "pharming" involves the subtle re-direction of a user's browser from a legitimate Web site to a hacker's "look alike" page.

The victim is under the impression that they are visiting a trusted Web site from their financial institution, when they are submitting personal data directly to a scammer. Using a built-in checking system, the IPS 5500 prevents customers from being redirected to a false site.

"In recent weeks there have been a number of DNS poisoning attacks that have all the earmarks of a proof-of-concept that has the potential to be the next wave of phishing scams" says Peter Randall, CEO and president of Top Layer Networks. "Internet service providers have an obligation to protect their DNS infrastructures from these sophisticated attacks or face the reality of possible liability as users' confidential information and financial accounts are compromised."

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April 11, 2005

Host Designs Launches Instant Web Design Quote System

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April 01, 2005

Arrests Made in Malicious Virus Attack

According to reports, two men were arrested last Friday in connection to a virus attack that left an estimated 100 Web sites stranded and causing $1.2 to $2 million in damage. The computer attacks were orchestrated by a Southfield, Michigan man with the intention of crippling competitors to his online sportswear business and were deployed by a New Jersey teen, according to federal and state authorities.

"This was a malicious attack that had widespread practical and financial consequences. The damage literally rolled across the country and beyond," US Attorney Christopher J. Christie said in a statement.

Jason Saleh Arabo, 18, was arrested by FBI agents in Detroit and charged with conspiring to transmit a program to damage a computer. A 17-year-old boy in Edison, Middlesex County, was arrested by New Jersey State Police and charged with one count of computer theft by denial of service. Arabo was released on $50,000 bond, while the boy is currently being held at the Middlesex County juvenile detention center.

Arabo operated two sports clothing companies, and, from his home. He reportedly met the teen online last June in a chat room, commissioning him to conduct the attacks in return for some of the historic uniform reproductions he sold, along with high-end sneakers and a watch.

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