September 27, 2013 — In the week ending September 27, 2013, Signetique is offering a 15 percent discount on hosting, The Host Group is offering discounts on domains and hosting, and RackHigh is offering 50 percent off dedicated servers.

Keep on reading: Web Hosting Sales and Promos Roundup – September 27, 2013

 

September 26, 2013 — This is the second time in a month I have written about the press being far off on deal estimates and valuations. Last year, the media reported that Endurance International Group (EIG) purchased HostGator for $225 million. At that time I wrote a blog stating my numbers were at least 20 percent greater, adding some $50 million.

Keep on reading: The Real EIG HostGator Deal Valuation

 

September 26, 2013 — EBay officially confirmed its acquisition of Chicago-based startup Braintree on Thursday to bolster its PayPal division, which also added a small business loan program this week.

Keep on reading: EBay Buys Braintree, PayPal Offers Small Business Loans

 

September 26, 2013 — It would seem that the higher risk the service, the more likely it is to be blocked by a company, but the opposite proves to be true, according to a report released Thursday by Skyhigh Networks.

Keep on reading: High-Risk Cloud Services Slip through the Cracks at Most Companies: Report

 

September 24, 2013 — DigiCert announced on Tuesday that it is the first Certificate Authority to implement Certificate Transparency after working with Google for a year to pilot CT.

Keep on reading: DigiCert Works with Google to Implement Certificate Transparency

 

September 24, 2013 — Red Hat announced on Tuesday a new strategy around its platform-as-a-service offerings, which centers on expanding the availability of its technologies as services on OpenShift.

Keep on reading: Red Hat Launches JBoss xPaaS Services for OpenShift

 

September 24, 2013 — Factors that facilitated Internet growth in the US, for example, our hands-off approach to regulation, may be ill suited to respond to the issues presented by widespread acceptance of Internet business. Interestingly, the thoughtful and contemplative approach generally preferred in Europe may actually be better suited to the next phase of Internet growth.

Keep on reading: Is This the European Internet Decade?

 

September 23, 2013 — VMware made several announcements on Monday, including the appointment of Sanjay Mirhandani to senior vice president and general manager to lead the VMware Asia Pacific & Japan business.

Keep on reading: VMware Names Sanjay Mirhandani SVP and GM, Asia Pacific and Japan

 

September 23, 2013 — PayPal is close to making a deal to acquire online payments provider Braintree Payments Solutions, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

Keep on reading: PayPal Nears Braintree Acquisition Deal: Report

 

September 21, 2013 — As third-parties are increasingly being relied upon to host and manage sensitive health data, the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule and its Sept. 23 deadline is ensuring that those with access to Protected Health Information specify their security obligations and be held accountable for failing to adequately protect customer data.

Keep on reading: Providing Healthcare Hosting Services Under the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule

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