Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Acquires Thomson Reuters Data Centre for $19 Million

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT, Inc. has acquired the Milwaukee Data Center used exclusively by Thomson Reuters U.S. LLC for $19,500,000. The property, located in Harland, Wisconsin, covers 59,000 sq ft. The deal was part of a dual purchase which included the Windstream Charlotte Data Center in in Charlotte, North Carolina, which went for $26,400,000. This second property has a number … Read more Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Acquires Thomson Reuters Data Centre for $19 Million

Looking Ahead to the Solar System Internetwork – Scott Burleigh

Communication with spacecraft, both crewed and robotic, and both in Earth orbit and in deep space, should become a bit easier in the near future.  The world’s national space agencies have converged on standards for building a “Solar System Internetwork” (SSI) that is aimed at simplifying communication among engineers, scientists, and robots in space flight … Read more Looking Ahead to the Solar System Internetwork – Scott Burleigh

Twitter Shares to Start Trading Under NYSE: TWTR from 09:30 EST

Twitter shares will begin trading at 09:30 EST on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker NYSE: TWTR. 70 million shares of common stock priced at $26 per share have been issued as part of the Initial Public Offering via Goldman, Sachs & Co, Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank … Read more Twitter Shares to Start Trading Under NYSE: TWTR from 09:30 EST

Rakuten Vies With Amazon for Slice of eCommerce Market

Rakuten (JASDAQ: 4755) has staked its claim on the global eCommerce market with a new fulfillment center near Scranton, Pennsylvania, approximately 80 miles from New York City, and an expanded presence in Las Vegas that doubles the size of an existing Webgistix fulfillment center. Semi-automated logistics centres are the powerhouses driving the world’s largest eCommerce … Read more Rakuten Vies With Amazon for Slice of eCommerce Market

LinkedIn Reveals Most Popular Employers in UK

LinkedIn has revealed the top 20 most in-demand employers among its 13 million UK-based members. The social network for business, LinkedIn is heavily geared towards the job and career markets. The latest statistics display the way in which LinkedIn’s user demographic is focused around the professional classes. The company has already been marked out for … Read more LinkedIn Reveals Most Popular Employers in UK

Brave New World: Tackling Internet Governance at IGF 2013

Debate about the future of Internet governance has recently gained great currency and pierced the Twitter sphere. Over the past year, major developments in the internet landscape have brought the global internet governance ecosystem firmly into the spotlight. Internet governance issues are now in the mainstream of international policy concerns and there is a growing … Read more Brave New World: Tackling Internet Governance at IGF 2013

UN’s Internet Governance Forum to Meet in Indonesia

The United Nation’s Internet Governance Forum will meet in Bali on 22-25 October 2013. The theme for this year is “Building Bridges – Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development”. Governments, businesses and campaigners will come together in Nusa Dua to discuss cross-border challenges and common opportunities regarding the internet, under the auspices of … Read more UN’s Internet Governance Forum to Meet in Indonesia

Web Archiving and Web Archives, Why does it Matter? – Niels Brügger

Try and visit the Internet Archive at www.archive.org, type ’www.ox.ac.uk’ in the so-called Wayback Machine and press ’Take me back’, and you will find out that Oxford University had a web page as early as 1997 — and you can even see how it looked, and how it has changed in the following years. What … Read more Web Archiving and Web Archives, Why does it Matter? – Niels Brügger

Magazine Industry Moves to Standardize Digital Audience Metrics

Adobe has worked with magazine publishers, MPA – The Association of Magazine Media, Adobe and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) to standardize audience and engagement metrics. Through analytics included with the Adobe® Digital Publishing Suite, Adobe now enables digital magazine publishers to measure: The total number of tablet readers per issue; Total number … Read more Magazine Industry Moves to Standardize Digital Audience Metrics

Warning to Crowd Funding Websites from Australian Securities & Investments Commission

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission has issued a warning to operators of crowd funding websites to check whether the nature of business ideas on their sites amounts to “advertising a financial product, providing a financial service or fundraising through securities”. Crowd funding websites typically use the wide reach of the internet to gather interest … Read more Warning to Crowd Funding Websites from Australian Securities & Investments Commission

NBN Co Spends AUD $620 Million on Satellites to Boost Rural Broadband

NBN Co has contracted US company Space Systems / Loral to deliver two satellites designed to boost broadband service in rural Australia. The deal is worth AUD $620 million. It is hoped that the Ka-band satellites and associated tracking, telemetry and control systems will help deliver peak speeds of 12 megabit per second download  and … Read more NBN Co Spends AUD $620 Million on Satellites to Boost Rural Broadband

News Through Your Xbox

Microsoft and News Corp have announced a new app which allows Xbox owners to access Fox News and The Wall Street Journal through their games consoles. The apps for Xbox LIVE will also give users access to programs from Fox Broadcasting such as “Glee,” “House,” “The Simpsons,” and “Family Guy”. The latest gaming news and … Read more News Through Your Xbox

Tech Poll: What’s Your Favourite Social Media Link Sharing Tool?

Whether we use them to tell our friends about great articles we’ve read, or videos we just watched, many of us use Social Media to share – and receive – links every day. From micro-blogging websites like Twitter – which, with their shortened format are perfect for quickly grabbing a URL for “followers – to … Read more Tech Poll: What’s Your Favourite Social Media Link Sharing Tool?

Council of the European Union Weighs in on Internet Freedom

On the occasion of Human Rights Day on 10th December 2011, the Council of the European Union weighed in on the debate over internet freedom, joining calls from world leaders, at a Google hosted meeting, that co-ordinated activism on the web should go unrestricted. The High Representative of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, said in … Read more Council of the European Union Weighs in on Internet Freedom

Google Hosts Foreign Ministers For Meetings on Internet Freedom at The Hague

Google, one of the world’s largest internet-based businesses, has rounded up Western leaders for meetings on internet freedom at The Hague in The Netherlands. Telecom operators, bloggers and foreign ministers from United States, Canada, Estonia and Kenya were all present for the meetings on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December 2011. Dutch Foreign Minister Uri … Read more Google Hosts Foreign Ministers For Meetings on Internet Freedom at The Hague