OpenSRS announced on Monday that it has joined Sedo’s domain distribution network, the SedoMLS network. SedoMLS network places domain names in front of potential buyers, and OpenSRS said that it will now be able to automatically distribute more than 17 million premium domain name extensions to its resellers.

 

Torrent uploads to The Pirate Bay increased by 50 percent in 2013, despite numerous roadblocks including ISP blockades in various countries, according to a report on Monday by Torrent Freak.

 

DigitalOcean is updating its code in order to make its public cloud platform more secure after a German researcher pointed out that it doesn’t automatically wipe data off of fast solid-state disk drives used for storage.

 

China’s video game industry is worth approximately 83.17 billion RMB (or $13 billion) after growing nearly 40 percent in 2013, according to a report from a Chinese organization called GPC.

 

Japan, US, Australia, India and France are the top five countries affected by bitcoin-mining malware, according to a new study by security company Trend Micro.

 

Internet performance solutions provider Dyn announced last week that it has acquired ReadyStatus, a tool that notifies customers of service interruptions, for an undisclosed amount.

 

Hundreds of companies and more than 10,000 individuals have been part of the OpenStack project, which in its three years of existence has become a widely used software platform for building open-source cloud solutions. But as larger companies are looking for cloud solutions that will transform their businesses, OpenStack is at a crucial stage where it has to convince IT departments that it’s up to the task.

 

Chinese ecommerce company Alibaba Group announced last week plans to offer international cloud services from its cloud division, Aliyun, starting in March. According to a report by ZDNet, this move will make Aliyun the first Chinese vendor to address the global public cloud market.

 

Big projects, big budgets, design innovation and repurposing the old economy’s infrastructure for the new economy were key themes during 2013.

 

With the year almost over, there are a number of excellent web hosting deals to take advantage of which include a variety of hosting and domain deals from UK web host Astutium to many low-cost shared hosting plans from the likes of SiteGround, Bluehost, InMotion Hosting and others.

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