Friday's Five: A Handful of Tech Headlines You May Have Missed, Feb. 12

February 12, 2016 | Web Hosting News
This weekly column aims to wrap up the news we didn't get to this week (in no particular order), and that may have slipped under your radar, too. ...read more
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Toronto Raptors Turn to IBM Cloud for NBA Trade Deadline

February 12, 2016 | Web Hosting News
The Toronto Raptors have partnered with IBM Cloud to develop IBM Sports Insights Central, a “war room” where data can be comprehensively viewed, analyzed, and compared just in time for the February 18 NBA Trade Deadline. The platform includes all NBA players and prospects, not just the Raptors' roster. The idea is to use data and analytics to strengthen the Raptors' talent evaluation process. Here's what the “war room” looks like: The Tor
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US Congress Votes to Pass Ban on Internet Access Tax 75-20

February 12, 2016 | Web Hosting News
The United States Senate voted on Thursday to pass a permanent ban on an Internet access tax. The bill was passed with a bipartisan vote of 75 in favor, 20 against. The bill is now awaiting the President's approval and is considered a victory for the digital economy. here. ...read more
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Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Legacy Featurette

February 12, 2016 | Uncategorized
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in theaters December 18, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan & Abrams, and features a cast including actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Academy Award winner find more information Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Legacy Featurette
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US Congress Passes Ban on Internet Access Tax

February 12, 2016 | Web Hosting News
A decision by the US Senate on Thursday to pass a permanent ban on Internet access tax as part of a customs enforcement bill, was hailed by telecom trade association USTelecom as a victory for US consumers and the digital economy. ...read more
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What's Behind Rackspace's Private OpenStack Cloud Partnership with Red Hat

February 12, 2016 | Web Hosting News
OpenStack is hard. It's hard to take the conglomeration of about 20 open source projects, each at its own stage of maturity, collectively referred to as OpenStack, and turn it into a functioning cloud. ...read more
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One Firefly Announces Expansion into Web Hosting

February 12, 2016 | Web Hosting News
Recently, One Firefly, a marketing and design company, announced its' expansion into web hosting service. They are targeting technology integrators with the new products. One Firefly is based out of Davie, Florida and was established in 2007. The company will be extending their service to include more than just web hosting. They will also offer creative options, such as logo design, website building and branding. The web hosting services also off
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Backdoor Access to US Data Would do Nothing to Stop Availability of Encryption: Report

February 12, 2016 | Web Hosting News
Proposals from lawmakers to force US companies to provide government agencies with backdoors to encrypted data would put them at a competitive disadvantage, without reducing the global availability of encryption, according to a report released Thursday. ...read more
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US Lifts Sanctions, while IBM Softlayer Blocks Services

February 12, 2016 | Web Hosting News
IBM SoftLayer recently blocked all IPs coming from Iran. This was found in a report by VentureBeat and the ban impacts customers, such as Cafe Bazaar and Elix-Tech. The ban was issues because Iran currently doesn't comply with the standard procedures for US trade. Even though the US lifted sanctions, the ban continues. Even though IBM has put a ban in place, both Lenovo and Apple are looking into returning to the Iranian market. Read the full st
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