This week, it was leaked that Endurance International Group will acquire HostGator for $225 million, a New Zealand court ruled that the search warrants New Zealand police used in their raid of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom’s mansion were illegal, and web hosting provider Web.com signed a 10-year agreement with the PGA.

 

June 29, 2012 — At least one web host is taking advantage of the discontinuation of Apple MobileMe web hosting this weekend by offering a discount on its Mac hosting services. In the week ending June 29, 2012, Little Oak is offering 25 percent off its Mac hosting accounts.

 

June 29, 2012 — Web hosting provider BrainHost announced on Friday it has introduced a new bonus structure to appeal to affiliate marketers who are looking to get away from the larger hosting conglomerates and work with independent web hosts.

 

June 29, 2012 — Cloud storage provider TwinStrata released results from a new study on Thursday that finds 72 percent of cloud storage users estimate they could recover their data within 24 hours, compared to 62 percent of non-cloud storage users.

 

June 29, 2012 — Web hosting provider WebHostForASP.net announced on Friday it has launched its VPS hosting service, which is offered in three plans of basic, medium and premium.

 

June 29, 2012 — Apple’s hosting service MobileMe, and its accompanying website publishing tool iWeb, will no longer be available as of Sunday. While users have had ample time to prepare for site migration it does not mean that all users have found a way to save and migrate data.

 

June 29, 2012 — For a growing business, acquiring new customers is a main concern, but what happens once they have been acquired? Customer retention is the next challenge, and Boston startup Apptegic has created a cloud-based service that helps businesses with this critical step.

 

June 29, 2012 — Web hosting provider American Internet Services announced on Wednesday it has launched AIS BusinessCloud1 infrastructure as a service based on the widely used VMware software suite with compute and storage technology featuring Cisco, Dell, Arista and NetApp.

 

June 29, 2012 — Google launched the latest version of its App Engine platform designed for hosting and developing applications on Wednesday at its developers conference in San Francisco. One of the major upgrades to Google App Engine 1.7.0 is the launch of the first App Engine cluster in the EU.

 

June 29, 2012 — Data Center solutions provider OnX Enterprise Solutions announced on Thursday it has named former SAP executive, Rosalind Lehman, the company’s EVP of finance/operations and chief financial officer.

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