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WordPress now powers 25% of the Web

WordPress now powers 25% of the Web

One in four websites is now powered by WordPress. Today is a big day for the free and open-source content management system (CMS). To be perfectly clear, the milestone figure doesn’t represent a fraction of all websites that have a CMS: WordPress now powers 25 percent of the Web. The…

Using Google’s SMTP Server to Send Mail

Using Google’s SMTP Server to Send Mail

Using Google’s “portable” SMTP server as your outgoing email server gives you another option when your email isn’t getting through or as a means of having Google store and index the emails you send, so all your sent emails backed-up and searchable on Google’s servers. To use the Google SMTP…

19 percent of the web runs on WordPress

19 percent of the web runs on WordPress

SAN FRANCISCO — At the annual San Francisco WordCamp, WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg told the audience a fascinating stat about the service. In a talk that also included details on the next two versions of WordPress, Mullenweg said, “We’re now up to 18.9 percent of the web running WordPress. ……

Watch out for “Corporate Records Services” Scam

Watch out for “Corporate Records Services” Scam

I received a green envelope in today’s mail bearing the words, “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement.”  The enclosures mimic Arizona Corporation Commission documents and ask for a payment of $125.  They promise to return “completed documents” to you within in four weeks. The most important text on the envelope is “This…

The Internet A Decade Later (infographic)

The Internet A Decade Later (infographic)

Internet design is an ever evolving field. New and emerging technologies continue to dictate designs across the web. Smart phones forced companies and organizations to create mobile friendly versions of their website. With the creation of HTML, web designers no longer need to use flash players. And in just 10…

A Fifth of the World’s Spam Dries Up as Grum Botnet Goes Down

A Fifth of the World’s Spam Dries Up as Grum Botnet Goes Down

  The world’s third-largest spam-generating network was knocked offline Wednesday, according to a security researcher who was directly involved with the takedown of the once formidable Grum botnet’s infrastructure in three countries. “I am glad to announce that, after three days of effort, the Grum botnet has finally been knocked…

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