“Facebook’s decision to build its own highly-efficient data centre in Oregon that will be substantially powered by coal-fired electricity clearly underscores the relative priority for many cloud companies. The US EPA will soon be expanding its EnergyStar rating system to apply to data centres, but similarly does not factor in the fuel source being used […]
Yahoo! has launched a new data center and a customer care center in La Vista, Nebraska – an investment worth $100 million. The facility will hold approximately 100,000 servers and will be operated by 50 employees, making it the company’s biggest data center to date. It will support the company’s core product offerings such as […]
Reuters news agency reports that search engine company Yahoo! has pulled the plug on the sale of its Small Business division that offers domain registration and web hosting services. The report points at high asking price as the reason for company’s decision. In the meantime, Yahoo! has reached an agreement to sell its HotJobs website […]
One of the many tasks assigned to those who create and maintain web sites is the submission of all content to the major search engines. Once the initial submission has been completed, there is the ongoing task of submitting any new or edited content to these very same search engines. It can end up being […]
Zimbra was acquired by VMware from Yahoo! in a deal that is expected to close as early as April. The search engine purchased Zimbra in 2007 for $350 million. However, the financial terms of VMware’s acquisition were not disclosed. Zimbra, which saw an overall growth of 86 percent last year, has more than 55 million […]
Yahoo‘s Geocities web hosting service has finally been shut down by the company. The decision didn’t come as a shock, as Yahoo management announced the plan back in April this year. The Geocities branch has not been performing to company’s satisfaction. Yahoo has been under a lot of pressure and the company directors have been […]
Two unnamed sources said Yahoo is looking for offers between $350 million to $500 million for its Small Business hosting branch. According to sources, potential buyers do not want to bid because the valuation is too high. Yahoo is also selling its job search site HotJobs and email/calendar groupware Zimbra.
Mergers and acquisitions are common occurrences in the web hosting industry but rarely do the numbers involved reach those being tossed around in the media this week in relation to Yahoo‘s attempt to sell its small business hosting service. With unnamed sources saying that the company is looking for between $350 million to $500 million, […]
Yahoo! announced it will shut down its free hosting service Geocities on October 29. The company has first revealed the intention to close the service a few months ago but just announced recently the exact date of when the action would take place. The service declined in popularity due to emergence of social media sites.
Yahoo! confirmed the location for its new data center to be built Lockport Industrial Park in Western New York. It will measure 190,000 square-foot and it will create 50 to 100 jobs. Some states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania had been courting Yahoo to build its new data center on their locations.