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When Akamai is Bought, What Happens to Linode?

A mysterious private equity buyer has been stalking Akamai (Linode's owner) for months.

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When Akamai is Bought, What Happens to Linode?

You Can Now License Windows Server on a Per-Virtual-Core Basis

One of the headaches in cloud environments is licensing for proprietary software, and no one is more of a headache on this point than Microsoft. If you want to offer Windows as a provider, you need to...

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You Can Now License Windows Server on a Per-Virtual-Core Basis

"Creepy" Isn't What You Want in an Emoji, Microsoft

Earlier this summer, Microsoft released new emojis for their platforms.  If you're a corporate slave staring at Teams all day, there is a palette of these smiling faces to inject some humanity into yo...

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Microsoft Paid Me $400 to Use Bing. They'll Pay You, Too!

Microsoft's Bing search engine launched in 2009 and has been a distant number two to mighty Google.  One might say that Google is the Microsoft of search engines and Microsoft is the Apple...well, if...

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Microsoft Paid Me $400 to Use Bing.  They'll Pay You, Too!

Cloud Providers Prepare to Pull the Plug on Putin

Major cloud services companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Oracle may cut off Russia's access to cloud services in days to come.  Already, Amazon has suspended new service signups. This is...

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Cloud Providers Prepare to Pull the Plug on Putin

Github Entertains During Its Outage

By the time you read this, the issue my be fixed, but today when I went to install Joplin, I was greeted by this amusing picture. Apparently, Joplin is hosted on GitHub and they're having an issue tod...

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Github Entertains During Its Outage

Microsoft Acquires Activision

News broke after market close yesterday that Microsoft is acquiring Activision Blizzard. The acquisition puts many gaming franchises into Microsoft's hands, including Call of Duty, Warcraft/StarCraft,...

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Microsoft Acquires Activision

DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

DigitalOcean (NYSE:DOCN) shares dropped 9% today.  Volume was more than double normal. It's been a rough season for DO.  Shares today traded for as cheap as $59/share - well off the stock's highs abov...

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DigitalOcean Shares Plunge 9% on High Volume

Microsoft Shrugged Off 2.4Tbps DDoS Attack

Microsoft reported recently that it had fended off a 2.4Tbps DDoS attack in August.  The attack - launched from 70,000 sources in Asia and the US - was the second biggest attack on record, eclipsed on...

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Microsoft Shrugged Off 2.4Tbps DDoS Attack

AMD's Server Market Share Hits New High at 16%

According to market research group Omdia, AMD has surged to a historically high server market share of 16%. "In the server CPU market, AMD scored its best-ever quarter from a market share and sales pe...

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AMD's Server Market Share Hits New High at 16%

Microsoft Says Passwords are Passé

Are passwords a dying breed? In a blog post published September 15, Microsoft Vice President of Security, Compliance, and Identity Vasu Jakkal entitled "The passwordless future is here for your Micros...

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Microsoft Says Passwords are Passé

Microsoft Azure's CosmosDB Accidentally Left Wide Open

Microsoft revealed Thursday that some customers' CosmosDB databases in Azure were accidentally left wide open. A security researcher named Wiz discovered that it could access keys that unlocked thousa...

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Microsoft Azure's CosmosDB Accidentally Left Wide Open

Microsoft Raising Fees for Office 365

Microsoft announced that they are raising prices for Office 365 subscriptions. The price increase is between 10% and 16%, depending on product.  This is the first price increase since Office 365 launc...

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Microsoft Raising Fees for Office 365

SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Spamhaus's 2021 Q2 Botnet Threat Update has been released and it's interesting reading. Overall, there has been a reduction in observed command and control (C&C) systems.  However, at regional and...

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SpamHaus Botnet Report Highlights Some LowEnd Providers

Microsoft Azure is the World's Largest Cloud

According to recent data, Microsoft Azure is the world's largest public cloud with $17.7 billion in quarterly revenue.  Amazon AWS trails not far behind at $13.3 billion.  The top five (which also inc...

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Microsoft Azure is the World's Largest Cloud

SecureBit: Quality Hosting in Switzerland (1GB/1Gbps Unmetered from $5.11/mo!)

I love a good logo.  The best ones are memorable, incorporate the company name, and cleverly brand their companies with the owner's desired image.  Check out that cool Securebit logo!  It evokes preci...

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SecureBit: Quality Hosting in Switzerland (1GB/1Gbps Unmetered from $5.11/mo!)

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