Category Archives: Internet Business News

Google Changes Search Algorithm, Mobile-Friendly Sites Get Priority

If you need any proof that mobile is the way of the future, look no further than Google’s mobile-friendly update to search algorithms. With this new release, mobile-friendly sites will be given higher priority and rankings than their non-mobile-friendly counterparts. According to Google, “…we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal.

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Stack Overflow Survey Results – How Do You Compare?

Stack Overflow, the question and answer site for programmers, has released the results of their annual survey of developers and programmers. While the survey is underrepresented by those who don’t like taking surveys in English, the results are still interesting. Luxembourg has the highest number of per capita developers – 39.8 per 1000 people. The

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Google Improves Your Video Viewing Experience with VP9

If you’ve been frustrated with low quality YouTube videos, help is on the way. Google announced they will start encoding YouTube videos in VP9, an open source video coding software, developed by Google. VP9 provides quality streaming, including HD and 4K videos, at half the bandwidth. With video comprising over half of all internet traffic,

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Microsoft Betting on Success with New Web Browser called Spartan

Confirming what has been hinted at for a while, Microsoft recently announced the end of Internet Explorer. Replacing Internet Explorer in the upcoming release of Windows 10, will be a new web browser, currently code-named Project Spartan. Although Windows 10 will be released with a completely new browser, Internet Explorer will not be totally erased

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Kickstarter Simplifies Checkout with New Payment Service

Kickstarter forever changed the way we think about raising money. Starting this month, Kickstarter is changing payment vendors, saying goodbye to Amazon Payments and opting to go with Stripe as their new payment processing service. Per the Kickstarter blog, Amazon discontinued the payment processing product being used, and Kickstarter reviewed other payment processing options before

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Does Your Website Need to be ADA Compliant?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 ensures people with disabilities have full and equal access to employment, public services, public accommodations and telecommunications. When the ADA was passed the internet as we know it did not yet exist. The law is now catching up with technology and changes are coming which affect public

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Small Business Web Design Mistakes

The marketing and branding of a small business website is vital.  The product or service you are selling on your website needs to be ideal so any visitor can get all of their questions answered correctly.  Having the wrong design or not having a website that is user-friendly could mean the loss of thousands of

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The Trend-Setting Flat UI

The digital world is already familiar with flat design. It was not until the mid 2000’s that flat design (also known as Metro design) started be used in web design. Flat design’s goal was to achieve simplification and rely more on typography, instead of relying on graphics.

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WordPress releases “Parker” for 3.8

In honor of Charlie Parker, a bebop innovator the new version 3.8 of WordPress is now available for downloading or updating your current WordPress dashboard.  One of the main new features about the new update is the great looking new modern design.  No more overbearing gradients or multiple shades of grey, but instead bigger, bolder, and

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GoDaddy’s New Acquisition – Media Temple

In less than two years, GoDaddy has made its 6th purchase. A hosting company by the name Media Temple is GoDaddy’s next venture. Media Temple is well known for hosting very large websites for Volkswagen and The Wall Street Journal. Media Temple also has over 125,000 customers and hosts more than 1.5 million websites. GoDaddy’s

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