Stolen Yahoo Data Includes Government Employee Information

(Bloomberg) — More than 150,000 U.S. government and military employees are among the victims of Yahoo! Inc.’s newly disclosed data breach, and their names, passwords, telephone numbers, security questions, birth dates, and backup e-mail addresses are now in the hands of cybercriminals. It’s a leak that could allow foreign intelligence services to identify employees and hack their personal and work accounts, posing ...

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United Internet Acquires Arminius Hosting Provider Strato

United Internet AG has reached an agreement to acquire Berlin-based web host Strato AG from Deutsche Telekom, according to a Thursday announcement. United Internet will purchase 100 percent of Strato’s shares for approximately €600 million ($629 million), or just under 12.4 times the hosting company’s expected 2016 EBITDA of €48.5 million. Strato has over 2 million customer contracts, mostly in ...

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Going to the ‘Ship: GoDaddy Plans Return to Super Bowl

GoDaddy is headed back to the Super Bowl for 2017, but this year it will try to score its points for a yet-to-be-released product. The ad will mark GoDaddy’s return after appearing in every Super Bowl since 2005 before skipping last year’s mammoth sports and marketing event. The ad will be the 12th SuperBowl appearance for GoDaddy in the company’s ...

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Incumbents are Nervous almost Hyperconverged Infrastructure, and They Should Be

Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Hyperconverged infrastructure is the fastest-growing category in the data center hardware market, according to Gartner analysts, and while some incumbent vendors have recently introduced their own hyperconverged systems, they are in danger of missing the boat. That boat has already started to crash into racks of their equipment in customer data centers. I ...

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Bitcoin’s Rally Crushed Every Other Currency in 2016. Here’s Why

(Bloomberg) — Bitcoin, that nebulous digital currency that trades in cyberspace and is “mined” by code-cracking computers, emerged as a better bet this year than every major foreign-exchange trade, stock index and commodity contract. The electronic coin that trades and is regulated like oil and gold surged 79 percent since the start of 2016 to $778, its highest level since early ...

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Akamai Report Shows Increase in IPv6, Broadband Speed

Akamai’s Third Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet Report finds that IPv6 adoption appears to be accelerating, though somewhat unevenly depending on where you look in the world. Belgium maintained its clear lead in global IPv6 adoption, with content requests rising 3.3 percent quarter-over-quarter to 39 percent. Greece and Germany remained second and third, respectively, but encouragingly the U.S. rose 13 percent to ...

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TSO Logic: Cloud Migration Offers Instant Savings

Nearly half (45 percent) of on-premise virtualized operating system instances could run more economically in the cloud, for a 43 percent annual savings, according to research released this week by infrastructure optimization company TSO Logic. The research makes starkly clear the cost of legacy hardware, and the savings potential of cloud migration. More than one in four OS instances are over-provisioned, ...

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