DCA opposes inclusion of “.africa” gTLD strings in list of reserved names

The DotConnectAfrica (DCA), one of the organizations that have expressed interest to implement and manage “.africa” gTLD, has opposed plans to include “DotAfrica,” “DotAfrique” and “DotAfriqiya” top level internet domains in the List of Reserved Names, a move that would make the strings unavailable during the ICANN’s new gTLD application process in February 2012. In

Why You Should Not Rely on One Source of Web Traffic

Writing by Nick Stamoulis White hat SEO dictates that you take a blended approach to your link building. A diverse and consistent link building campaign demonstrates to the search engines your commitment to branding your site and building your online presence. It is important to make sure that your site isn’t flagged for trying to

Twitter Recruits Former Oracle Development Executive

Twitter has just announced a key engineering hire today. Adam Messinger will be joining the company as Vice President of Infrastructure Engineering. Messinger was previously Vice President Development at Oracle, where he was responsible for managing the Oracle Coherence, Oracle JRockit, Oracle WebLogic Operations Control, and other web tier products. Prior to joining Oracle, he

The “Big Five” IT trends of the next half decade: Mobile, social, cloud, consumerization, and big data

Summary: In today’s ever more technology-centric world, the stodgy IT department isn’t considered the home of innovation and business leadership. Yet that might have to change as some of the biggest advances in the history of technology make their way into the front lines of service delivery. Here’s an exploration of the top five IT

The Definitive Guide to Integrating Social Media and Email Marketing [hubspot]

Introduction: Social media’s rapid rise in recent years gave marketers exciting new tools for communicating with customers and prospects. Suddenly, established marketing tactics such as email were seen as old fashioned, one-way channels that consumers were increasingly likely to ignore. Social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter offered an alternative: two-way communication channels where