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Patent trolls under attack, but not dead yet

August 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

When I started covering technology in the ’80s, the last thing I thought I’d need to learn about was intellectual property law. But as Nicolai Tesla learned in his fight with Thomas Edison in the electrical-current patent wars of the 1890s, wherever technology goes, IP law is sure to follow. My moment of revelation came […]

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Tags: Business · Legal · Microsoft

ICANN offers fix for domain name collisions

August 15th, 2014 · Comments Off

I recently got a call from a friend whose business was having problems with an internal network whose web server had a URL that included .guru. One day, their staff had trouble reaching it. They’d made no changes and you could still reach the server using its IPv4 address; it was a mystery. It took me […]

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Tags: Business · Internet · Network · Network Services

Why the Internet hiccuped

August 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

The good news is that the Internet’s behaving itself today. The bad news is that by November we will see another burst of Internet slowdowns and sites becoming unavailable as we did on August 12. Here’s how it all went wrong and why we can expect it to happen again. Why the Internet hiccuped. More>

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Tags: Business · Internet · Network · Network Services · Verizon

SUSE releases Icehouse OpenStack cloud

August 13th, 2014 · Comments Off

When you think of Linux companies associated with OpenStack, you probably think of Canonical and Red Hat. SUSE would like to remind you that they’re also an OpenStack player with its release of SUSE Cloud 4. SUSE releases Icehouse OpenStack cloud. More>

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Tags: Business · Cloud Computing · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Open Source · Operating System · SUSE · Virtualization

Internet hiccups today? You’re not alone. Here’s why

August 12th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you found your Internet speed has been pathetic today and some sites wouldn’t load at all, you’re not alone. Many tier-one Internet service providers (ISPs), and in turn, the last mile ISPs they support, experienced technical problems that resulted in bad service throughout the US and some parts of Canada. According to postings in […]

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Tags: Business · Cisco · Internet · Network