- Green hosting
Green or Eco-friendly website hosting is a recent addition to the field of website hosting which involves a given website hosting company attempting to prove that they are not having any negative impact on the environment in an attempt to attract consumers.
World internet usage statistics show that the internet is still doubling in size in the U.S. and growing from 400 to 1000% a year, worldwide. In fact, the total electric bill to operate those servers and related infrastructure equipment was $2.7 billion in the United States and $7.2 billion worldwide. It is estimated that if energy consumption with web hosting keeps raising at the current rate by 2020 the industry will be more polluting than the airline industry. With so much demand on resources, eco-friendly hosting services, utilizing green marketing, has emerged.
- Infinitely Virtual
Infinitely Virtual is (IV) a California-based hosting company and subsidiary of Altay Corporation. The company supplies IT products and services that leverage server virtualization concepts and technology. IV builds products that meet the needs of small and medium companies internationally.
Products and Services: Infinitely Virtual specializes in Windows- and Linux-based Virtual Server Hosting, as well as Exchange Hosting, Office Virtualization, and Cloud Hosting solutions.
Corporate History: Adam Stern started Altay Corporation in 2003, the same year he completed a business degree from California State University, Northridge. Stern’s purpose was to provide professional services to small- and medium-sized businesses. Altay Corporation experienced rapid growth as it provided companies such as Tutor-Saliba Corporation with Windows and VMware solutions. Stern previously worked for CallOne, Inc., a value-added reseller of headset equipment and accessories. From 1997 to 2000, Stern led [read more...]
RuTube is a Russian online video sharing and transmitting service and is not associated with YouTube. As of 2008, it is visited by 400,000 people daily and plays over 40 million videos every month. According to TNS Gallup Media, over 5.5 million unique users visit it every month.
It currently transmits several dozen TV and radio channels online, and also gives its users the chance to create video-blogs and personal virtual channels.
Media holding "Gazprom Media".
Comparison of video services
· · Online distribution platforms
Amazon Kindle · Barnes & Noble Nook · PocketBook Reader · Sony Reader · iBooks · List of digital library projects · FanFiction.Net · FictionPress
Google Docs · Docstoc · Scribd · pastebins (Pastebay) · Blogger · Bloglines · TypePad · WordPress.com · LiveJournal · Docs.com
Online music store · 7digital · Amazon MP3 · Amie [read more...]
Truveo is a search engine for Web video, based in San Francisco and operated by AOL. Truveo was founded in 2004 by Timothy Tuttle and Adam Beguelin. Truveo launched its first commercial video search service in September 2005. Truveo was acquired by AOL in January 2006. The name Truveo is a combination of the modern French verb trouver (meaning "to find") and the Latin term video (meaning "I see").
In addition to operating its own search engine at truveo.com, Truveo powers video search on hundreds of websites including AOL Video, AOL Search, Microsoft websites, Sports Illustrated, Brightcove, CBS Radio websites, Qwest, CNET Search.com, CSTV, Excite, Flock, Infospace, Kosmix, Netvibes, Pageflakes, Widgetbox, and others.
Truveo claims to be one of the largest and most widely used video search engines, indexing over 600 million videos and reaching 75 million unique visitors every month across all websites it powers. As of March, 2008, the Alexa traffic ranking for the truveo.com website [read more...]
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Type of site
Pikeo was a photo sharing website and an online community platform. Registered users could share their photos with either the community of users or only their friends and family, and they could also add comments. Visitors could discover photos by using a search engine, a map of the world, or their contacts' tags and home pages.
In addition to being a Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service was used by bloggers as a photo repository.
The Pikeo project began in 2004 in the Orange Labs in [read more...]
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Webshots is a large free online photo sharing site owned by American Greetings. It celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2010.
Webshots was created in 1995 by Auralis, Inc. in San Diego, California. It was initially a sports oriented screen saver sold at retail for PCs. Founders Andrew Laakmann, Danna Laakmann, Nick Wilder, and Narendra Rocherolle gradually migrated the desktop software to the Web and became one of the earliest instances of photo sharing found online. The Webshots Community launched in 1999 as an early social network and very quickly the largest public image directory on the Web.
In October 1999, Webshots was sold to Excite@Home for $82.5 million dollars in stock. The service continued to grow and when Excite@Home [read more...]