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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The Difference Between IPv6 and IPv4?

Confused by phrases like Internet Protocol (IP), IPv6, IPv4 and IPng? Webopedia explains the difference between IPv4 and IPv6, and looks at the topic of migrating to a 128-bit address space.
What is Internet Protocol -- IP?

IP (short for Internet Protocol) specifies the technical format of packets and the addressing scheme for computers to communicate over a network. Most networks combine IP with a higher-level protocol called Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), which establishes a virtual connection between a destination and a source.
IP by itself can be compared to something like the postal system. It allows you to address a package and drop it in the system, but there's no direct link between you and the recipient. TCP/IP, on the other hand, establishes a connection between two hosts so that they can send messages back and forth for a period of time.
There are currently two version of Internet Protocol (IP): IPv4 and a new version called IPv6. IPv6 is an evolutionary upgrade to the Internet Protocol. IPv6 will coexist with the older IPv4 for some time.
 
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VeriSign to Operate .GOV Domain Name Registry

VeriSign, Inc. has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to operate the nation's mission-critical domain name Registry for .GOV.
VeriSign, Inc., a provider of internet infrastructure services, yesterday announced that it has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to operate the nation's mission-critical domain name Registry for .GOV.

It articulates that following a competitive RFP and evaluation process, the GSA granted it the authority to provide designated domain name registration services to federal, state and local governments operating sites under the .GOV and FED.US domain names. The services include processing requests, help desk assistance and operation of the authoritative .GOV Domain Name System (DNS) servers. It also will support the implementation of DNS Security Extensions (DNSSEC) on .GOV and FED.US.

The company explains that from federal organizations like Congress and the Federal Bureau of Investigations to state and county governments and small municipalities, .GOV is the Registry of choice for the vast majority of government domains. In addition, agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service (FS.FED.US) and U.S. District Court in New Mexico (NMCOURT.FED.US) rely on the FED.US Registry to reliably serve many more sites and the citizens who visit them.

It says that in making its selection, the GSA determined the company readily addressed all of the items it identified as essential for operating the .GOV domain name Registry. These included:

  • Designing and operating a Registry infrastructure capable of scaling to meet the needs of the GSA, while maintaining best-in-class reliability and accessibility
  • Operating a network infrastructure that supports both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
  • Full support of DNSSEC
  • Unmatched security and stability

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Barbour International's Stylish September


The month of September is a busy one for Barbour International's Heritage store located in Foubert's Place off Carnaby Street in London. With the store as its base the brand famous for great outdoor apparel will be participating in two great fashion industry events. Not only is Barbour International taking part in Vogue's Fashion's Night Out, but only a week later they will be participating in Carnaby Catwalk along with other local fashion businesses. Despite the age of the brand Barbour jackets are currently hotter than ever and the brand is capitalizing on their popularity with recent exclusive collaborations and by participating in high profile events like those they have scheduled for September 2010.


The first Vogue Fashion's Night Out, which was held in 2009, was the biggest shopping event in history and 2010 promises to be an even bigger spectacle. Taking place in sixteen different countries, with the kickoff in France on September 7th, the event will hit London on Wednesday, September 8th when 200 high end stores across the city will keep their doors open until 11pm. Barbour International is one of the high street chains participating and the Fashion's Night Out event will give shoppers a chance to peruse the brand's new Autumn/Winter 2010 lines including vintage pieces and memorabilia from Barbour International's vast archives.


If you can't wait for London Fashion Week then be sure to attend Carnaby Catwalk being held on Saturday, September 11th. The event is meant to bring exposure to the brands, stores and design talent in the Carnaby area. There will be three runway shows being held on Carnaby Street--at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm--which will focus on key trends for fall and winter. After the show head to Barbour International's Foubert's Place store for style consultations and to browse the brand's Autumn/Winter 2010 collection, which includes collaborations with designers Anya Hindmarch and Tokihito Yoshida along with traditional waxed and quilted Barbour jackets.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Menswear brand Luke 1977

Cult British menswear brand Luke 1977 is the perfect option if you're looking for some great end-of-summer t-shirts and polos. Luke clothing is a brand favoured by many celebrities and footballers for the simple reason that it manages to breathe some fresh air into classic pieces. The trademark Luke lion can be found on a variety of items from button-downs and pullovers to cargo shorts and jackets. Whether you're looking to add to your summer wardrobe or to your Autumn fashion choices, Luke 1977 is likely to offer something that catches your fancy.


The Polo


The classic polo is an essential piece in any modern man's wardrobe. Easily dressed up or dressed down it is more put together than your usual plain t-shirt. Luke 1977's polos come in single colours and stripes, with lions on the chest and on the shoulder, and buttons that are either neutral or multi-coloured. The introduction of bright colours and pattern is what makes Luke 1977 polos both unique and fun to wear. Luke 1977 Dennis Polo / Luke 1977 Yellow Polo


The Button-Down



There are times when a man wants to look put together, but not too dressy. Sharp and stylish, but not uncomfortable. It is for these situations that the short-sleeved button-down is ideal. Paired with jeans this shirt can take you from day to night, and from summer right into Autumn. Luke 1977 Mob Short Sleeved Shirt / Luke 1977 Checked Shirt


The Stylish Tee


Plain, boring t-shirts are a thing of the past. These days style doesn't have to be sacrificed in the name of casual dressing. Luke clothing offers a variety of t-shirts for the modern man. There are y-necks with pockets and regular t-shirts decorated in bright hues. Even simple one-coloured styles are given a little extra  oomph with the addition of pockets and shoulder detailing, because while Luke 1977 does the classics and does them well, they also remind us that traditional staples don't have to be boring. Luke 1977 Crayon Tee / Luke 1977 Y-Neck Tee

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Monday, August 09, 2010

Paul Smith Shoes & Accessories

Paul Smith's designs are about wearability and functionality, but the designer also manages to infuse a happiness and liveliness into his products that set them apart from the pack. By using colours and prints--like Smith's trademark stripes and fun florals--the designer's accessories are easily recognizable and a joy to carry and use. Paul Smith shoes are a perfect foil to the designer's somewhat snappier clothing and accessory items, as they are the kind of never-go-out-of-style, well-made classics that everyone needs in their wardrobe.
The signature Paul Smith stripe can be seen everywhere from wallets and socks to a new limited edition collection of Evian bottles, but don't think the designer has nothing else to offer. On the contrary, Paul Smith accessories also boasts a variety of supple leather luxury goods, durable canvas bags and muted colours to choose from, depending on your tastes and needs.

As for shoes, Paul Smith offers an array of styles, colours and materials. The line offers everything from sturdy black boots and shiny brown loafers to colourful boat shoes, trainers and moccassins.

If classic with a twist sounds like your style then Paul Smith shoes and accessories are for you. Durable, stylish and classic with the small, personal touches that scream Paul Smith, these items will give you great joy wear after wear and last for years to come.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Alibaba.com to Acquire Vendio

Alibaba.com, an e-commerce company for small businesses, yesterday announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Vendio Services, Inc. (vendio.com), a multi-channel e-commerce company providing a one-stop solution for small businesses that are selling online across multiple channels. The company says that from the Vendio Platform, merchants can source products from its supplier network and sell through channels such as eBay, Amazon, and their own Vendio-supported store. It adds that this platform is offered on Software as a Service (SaaS) cloud-computing model to help businesses increase their sales while managing costs to enhance their profit margin.

The company states that through this acquisition, it gains access to numerous targeted small businesses in the U.S. with potential sourcing needs from suppliers on its sourcing platform and AliExpress (aliexpress.com), a wholesale transaction platform operated by the company. In addition, the acquisition will provide access to e-commerce storefronts and multi-channel selling services for AliExpress customers looking to reach consumers online through the Vendio Platform. AliExpress and Vendio customers are able to source efficiently from the products available on AliExpress and then sell goods through Vendio on the retail marketplaces of their choice around the world.

It further states that with the acquisition, it will connect AliExpress directly with Vendio through back-end integration, creating an AliExpress tab within the Vendio Platform. This integration allows Vendio users to easily access a private sourcing experience within their Vendio inventory and sales management interfaces. Exclusive guarantees, promotions and special deals on AliExpress wholesale products will also be available to Vendio users.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Google to shut down Google.cn?

Google today anounced on their blog that, they may close google.cn and their offices in china, according to a post from official google blog

We launched Google.cn in January 2006 in the belief that the benefits of increased access to information for people in China and a more open Internet outweighed our discomfort in agreeing to censor some results. At the time we made clear that "we will carefully monitor conditions in China, including new laws and other restrictions on our services. If we determine that we are unable to achieve the objectives outlined we will not hesitate to reconsider our approach to China."

These attacks and the surveillance they have uncovered--combined with the attempts over the past year to further limit free speech on the web--have led us to conclude that we should review the feasibility of our business operations in China. We have decided we are no longer willing to continue censoring our results on Google.cn, and so over the next few weeks we will be discussing with the Chinese government the basis on which we could operate an unfiltered search engine within the law, if at all. We recognize that this may well mean having to shut down Google.cn, and potentially our offices in China.

The decision to review our business operations in China has been incredibly hard, and we know that it will have potentially far-reaching consequences. We want to make clear that this move was driven by our executives in the United States, without the knowledge or involvement of our employees in China who have worked incredibly hard to make Google.cn the success it is today. We are committed to working responsibly to resolve the very difficult issues raised

You can read more about from google blog

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Twitter Search Deal

The deal between Twitter and search giants Google and Microsoft to blend the microblog into their search results will have a big impact on the search marketing industry. Doug Platts, head of natural search at iCrossing, tells you what you need to know

Its important for travel brands :-

Travel is already one of the biggest sectors in search, both paid and natural, and these deals have potentially massive implications for the sector. One of the big issues for travel marketers is trying to communicate last minute deals in real time. At the moment the best routes are by constantly updating paid search inventory and communicating via your own website. Now that Twitter results are going to be feature in Google and Bing's search engine results pages, however, travel brands can potentially just tweet their latest deals and let the search engines do the rest.

Its going to be big for retailers this Christmas :-

This Christmas online is going to be all about price, and retailers will ideally want to be able to price reactively and in real time, and to be able to communicate these price changes quickly. At the moment they're relying on search engines spidering their sites quickly, but that's never guaranteed. With tweets feeding directly into the search engines, you can now just release new pricing information via Twitter and it will appear in relevant search results in real time.

Twitter becomes important for transactional sites :-

Hitwise recently unveiled figures showing that, while 55.9 per cent of outbound traffic from Twitter goes to media sites, only 9.5 per cent of traffic goes to transactional sites. This is going to fundamentally change with these deals. The attractions of marketing via the newly-increased distribution of Twitter mean that this is likely to fundamentally change as brands jump on board. This could have significant implications for Twitter's business model - instead of covering their service with ads they could potentially just look to sell it as a qualified traffic driving tool.

Customer service becomes more important :-

A lot of brands are already using Twitter as a customer service and research tool - monitoring for negative brand comments and trying to resolve customers' issues raised on the service. With tweets appearing in mainstream SERPs then this is going to be more important than ever as negative customer comments could potentially be exposed to massive audiences via the search engines. You don't want a customer tweet saying ‘I'm never going to shop there again' appearing against your search results. There's a also a black-hat spam opportunity here for the less ethically minded - if you post negative comments about your competitors on Twitter, those tweets could then appear against your competitor's brand search terms.

Twitter's only going to get more important for marketers :-

This announcement shows how important Twitter is becoming to the internet ecosystem. If both Microsoft and Google have decided that Twitter is the only game in town when it comes to this sort of real-time search, then you can take it that it's going to be an ever more important part of the way people navigate the web. If you haven't already got a Twitter strategy in place then you're going to need to get one quickly - Twitter's audience is going to jump massively as a result of this announcement and if you're not on board then you're going to miss the boat.

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