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After losing roughly 25 percent of its search visibility on Google, Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi stated the importance of knowing what's going on when it comes to SEO practices. In a conference call, Khosrowshahi explained, "We look at all of our practices in Google, our SEM practices. We make sure that the content on from our side is great, our SEO practices, et cetera, and we're constantly auditing them and making sure that our practices are industry leaders. So really, that's the only comment I'll make. Google's a big partner. We continue to grow with them. And from a long-term basis, we look to continue to grow with them going forward." Expedia has recaptured much of the lost traffic since the Google penalty, which was allegedly due to paying for links and other questionable practices in order to boost their rankings in the Google search results. This recover... (more)

Millionaire Virtual Bitcoin Heist in Denmark

A distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on a Bitcoin wallet and transaction facilitator netted hackers with 1,265 Bitcoins worth $1 million. The hack attack started on November 15th, and it followed several other nefarious online maneuvers over a period of 48 hours. The victim is a Denmark-based tech company that as of early December was still trying to figure out how the heist unfolded on their servers. The Danish company explained that the DDOS attack was formidable and succeeded in penetrating various layers of protection. According to blog posts and press reports, Bitc... (more)

Danger: Don't Build Your Online Future on Shifting Sand

Surely you know the parable. One guy builds his house on rock. It's tough, it's expensive, but the house is secure and it lasts. The other guy constructs his home on sand. Easy, cheap ... but then it slides into the ocean. Everything's lost. A story to encourage children to work hard? Perhaps. But a surprising number of new businesses are building their online futures on foundations that are just as unstable. Free ... and worth every penny Too many otherwise sensible business people see an offer for free web hosting and leap at the "opportunity." Some think that adding a top-lev... (more)

One-Size-Fits-All Is the Key to E-Commerce Success

The introduction of mobile devices rocked the e-Commerce world. Instead of knowing that potential customers would use a laptop or desktop, those running web-based stores had to begin to account for users with devices with screens of all sizes; from smartphones, to tablets, to full-size monitors. In addition, many of these devices lack keyboards or accurate cursor devices. As a result, many started creating second sites made for mobile devices. However, new techniques have supplanted this strategy, the most popular of which is responsive design. One Size Truly Fits All Responsiv... (more)

Google Glass Sells Out in Off-White

The color that's officially regarded as the most boring in homes across America is apparently making a comeback. Google Glass in "off-white" (better known as egg shell among professionals in the interior design industry) sold out in just a few hours after being released on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. It was just a one-day sale, when the highly anticipated product was going for $1,500, but even Google didn't expect such a response. According to a Google statement released to the Mercury News, the offer might be extended, but after the company witnessed what a hit it was, the sale offi... (more)