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Startup domain expires after $30 Million Fundraise

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Plum District was a hyper-local daily deals site created ‘by Moms, for Moms’. It was founded in 2009 by Megan Gardner with an aim of making every mom a ‘momtrepreneur’. It raised a whopping $30 million in funding, with about $10 million in its Series A funding, and the remaining $20 million in December 2011. Off to a great start, it became a leading e-commerce destination with a community of moms...

Can Protocol.com be the ESPN of technology?

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Allbritton rolled out its second major journalism venture with Protocol.com. After Politico’s success expectations are high with Protocol. Protocol is “A new media company focused on the people, power and politics of tech.” People are raising concerns that whether there is any need of a new entrant to tech journalism considering there are already Recode, Wired , the Verge, the Information...

Nominet suspends 29,000 .uk domains

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Nominet, the .uk domain registry has suspended 28,937 domains this year. The takedowns happened because of the company’s vision to clear the UK’s cyberspace. The registry took the action after 5 out of the 10 companies it collaborates with, sent requests on takedowns. Out of the 28,937 takedowns, 28,606 came from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) which deals with...

Headlights.com acquired by HeadlightsDepot.com

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HeadlightsDepot.com has acquired the domain name Headlights.com. The premium was earlier owned by Vertical Axis, parked at Uniregistry. HeadlightsDepot.com had been trying to get the domain name since a long time. They started pursuing the domain name in 2010 but the deal was finalized only in 2019. The owners as well as customers, are very excited about the acquisition. Almost everyone used to...

Elon Musk, X.com and Mystery

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Elon Musk, the one entrepreneur who stands out. Musk keeps surprising us all the time with his innovative and universe-denting ideas. Well, he came up with an interesting….Umm…I don’t know what to call it. Figure it out for yourself! Musk recently tweeted a link to his website x.com, “x.com/x”. This garnered immediate attention because of his history with x.com. x.com was owned by him and...

Ben Chestnut on how buying Mailchimp.com changed his life

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Things are going awesome at Mailchimp. Mailchimp just launched its own website builder and CEO Ben Chestnut is very excited about it. The CEO who finds his name in two of Forbes’ list: “Billionaires of 2019” and “Forbes 400”, revealed some interesting and inspirational facts in a blog. What we know as Mailchimp was initially named as “WeeMailer”. Ben then thought that monkey is a favourite animal...

Microsoft to replace HTTPS with DNS in Windows 10

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The DoH (DNS over HTTPS) protocol has been one of the year’s hot topics. The DoH protocol means that when it is deployed in a browser then the browser can hide DNS requests and responses in an otherwise regular looking HTTPS traffic. Microsoft has also joined the bandwagon when it was announced that it is adding support for the privacy-focused DNS over HTTPS (DoH) protocol in a future...

Nielsen’s Law of Internet Bandwidth

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Nielsen’s Law of Internet Bandwidth states that a user’s connection speed grows by 50% per year. The interesting law was presented by Jakob Nielsen of the Nielsen Norman Group. The law was presented in 1998 and was updated in 2008 and 2019, based on his own connection speed’s growth. In 1998, Nielsen observed that his connection speed grew by 53% and by 49% in 2008 and 2019. He then rounded off...

Unstoppable Domains launches $1M grant in Blockchain Domain Integration

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In a bid to help wallets, browsers and decentralized applications integrate blockchain domains, Unstoppable Domains has launched a grant of $ 1 Million. The step is majorly focussed towards making blockchain domains more accustomed in the Cryptocurrency environment. The wallet service providers are the major beneficiaries here as it is easier to do transactions with a blockchain domain than...

Web Summit Rise Conference 2020 postponed

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The 6th edition of Rise Conference which was going to be held in Hong Kong from March 2020 to March 2021 has been postponed. The reason being the ongoing clashes between the Government and pro-Democracy protesters. The series of protests that began after the introduction of the Fugitive Offenders amendment bill by the Hong Kong government, is seeping into the tech industry as well. Rise is among...

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