Nombray is a new site that lets you buy vanity domains for your name. The service is aimed at people with very little experience setting up a Web site, letting them "squat" the page while funneling any traffic to third-party services they're already using.
On Nombray's home page, you simply type in your first and last name, and the site will search to see which coordinating domains have been taken and which are still available. From there, you're able to claim available domains for $20 a pop, which gets you a free year of hosting … Read more
Salesforce.com announced Thursday a 43 percent increase in third-quarter revenue, beating Wall Street's expectations.
Shares of Salesforce.com rose about 11 percent in after-hours trading to $25.30 a share. It closed the regular trading session at $22.83 a share, up nearly 4 percent.
In the period ending October 31, revenue reached $276 million, fueled by growth in the company's subscription and support business. Wall Street had been expecting Salesforce.com to generate $273.5 million, according to analysts' estimates compiled by Thomson Reuters.
The online customer relationship management (CRM) software developer posted net income of $… Read more
The Swedes, it seems, like to add a touch of flair to everything they do. Take Internet service provider Bahnhof's new underground high-security data center built in a former nuclear bomb shelter. Royal Pingdom says it looks like something a Bond villain would have for his headquarters, and I must agree. I think it looks like a combination of all the levels from the N64 game Goldeneye put together.
I want to live here.
Look at the amazing steam waterfall machines! They can be powered by German submarine engines! If that doesn't evoke Thunderball, I'm not sure what else could.
I haven't had a chance to see Quantum of Solace yet as it just opened Friday, but after looking at the amazing photos of the Stockholm structure after the jump, I'm not sure if I have to.… Read more
Internet hosting site McColo disappeared on Tuesday. Along with it went thousands of pieces of spam, thanks, in part, to investigative work by Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs.
For about four months, security experts have been collecting data about McColo Corp., a San Jose, Calif.-based Web hosting service that may have been used by by the cyber underground, according to the The Washington Post. Krebs said that the McColo hosting company had been responsible for up to 75 percent of all spam spent.
Correction: The month of the company's IPO has been fixed.
Rackspace Hosting, flush with cash post IPO, announced Thursday it has acquired two companies as part of a retooled cloud hosting strategy.
Rackspace, a hosting services provider based in San Antonio, Texas, snapped up Xen-based virtual machine hosting company Slicehost and cloud storage company Jungle Disk. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.
"Cloud computing offers tremendous benefits to our customers that complement our traditional managed hosting services," Lanham Napier, Rackspace Hosting CEO, said in a statement.
On Thursday, new code was posted on the Internet that could exploit a flaw in unpatched Microsoft Host Integration Servers.
The exploit is part of Metasploit, a toolkit used by penetration testers and criminal hackers alike.
On Tuesday, Microsoft issued security bulletin MS08-059 to address the vulnerability detailed in CVE- 2008-3466. In its patch bulletin, ranked as critical, Microsoft said "this vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent a specially crafted remote procedure call request to an affected system. Customers who follow best practices and configure the systems network architecture remote procedure call (SNA RPC) service … Read more
Microsoft on Tuesday released its October 2008 security bulletin. The four critical bulletins concern Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Host Integration Server, and Microsoft Excel. The patch for Internet Explorer is cumulative.
Microsoft is now sharing the technical details of new vulnerabilities in advance of so-called Patch Tuesday to give software developers a chance to update affected products before the public announcement.
Microsoft is also including within each bulletin this month an "exploitability index" to help system administrators prioritize the patches--1 is for consistently functioning exploits (of most concern), 2 is for inconsistently functioning exploits (of moderate concern), and … Read more
On Thursday, Microsoft announced four security bulletins for next week. The announcement is intended as a heads-up for IT departments before Patch Tuesday. Four fixes are considered critical, six important, and one is moderate as ranked by the software giant.
Starting this month, Microsoft is sharing the technical details of new vulnerabilities to give software developers a catch to update affected products before the public announcement. And on Tuesday, Microsoft is expected to provide with each bulletin an "exploitability index" to help system administrators prioritize the patches.
Among the critical patches one each affects Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft … Read more
Wall Street gave a nod to cloud computing as San Antonio, Texas-based Rackspace Hosting on Friday opened for trading on the New York Stock Exchange following its initial public offering Thursday.
However, its shares fell 20 percent in their first day of trading, which came as a disappointment for the first venture-backed company to go public in nearly five months, according to a MarketWatch report. Rackspace has received backing from Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners, according to MarketWatch.
The hosting company, which boasts 30,000 customers, is trading under the ticker symbol "RAX." It raised $187.5 … Read more