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  • ICANN Set To Broaden World of Domain Names
    By on June 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments


    hypnosec writes “ICANN, as a step towards expanding global top level domain (gTLD) names, has approved a new Domain Name Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) that is expected to bring about waves of continued improvements in the domain name ecosystem. The new agreement is a result of efforts of over a year of negotiations that took place between ICANN and Registrar Stakeholders Group. The new agreement brings quite a few improvements, including (more…)



  • Brazil 3-0 Spain
    By on June 30, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Brazil overwhelm world and European champions Spain to claim their third consecutive Confederations Cup title.

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  • Robertson beats Higgins in China
    By on June 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Australian Neil Robertson beats Scotland’s John Higgins 10-7 in the final of the Wuxi Classic in China.

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  • ICANN Working Group Seeks To Kill WHOIS
    By on June 25, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    angry tapir writes “An Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers working group is seeking public input on a successor to the current WHOIS system used to retrieve domain name information. The Expert Working Group on gTLD Directory Services has issued a report that recommends a radical change from WHOIS, replacing the current system with a centralized data store maintained by a third party that would be responsible for authorizing ‘requestors’ (more…)

  • Sony, Microsoft Squabble Over Console Features, But the Real Opponent Is Apple
    By on June 21, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Nerval’s Lobster writes “Now that Microsoft and Sony have unveiled their respective next-generation gaming consoles, the two companies have cheerfully resorted to firing broadsides at each other. Whether the current brouhaha has any effect on sales of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 (if hardcore gamers keep complaining, they may even convince Microsoft to knock $100 off the new Xbox and bring its pricing down to the PS4′s level), it’s also drowning (more…)

  • VIDEO: GB slump to Czech EuroBasket defeat
    By on June 20, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    Great Britain’s women lose 66-55 to Czech Republic in their opening encounter of round two at EuroBasket in France.

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  • Don’t Panic, But We’ve Passed Peak Apple (and Google, and Facebook)
    By on June 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    waderoush writes “Over the last decade, just three companies — Google, Apple, and Facebook — have generated most of the new ideas and most of the business momentum in the world of computing. (Add in Amazon, if you’re feeling generous.) But it’s been a long time since any of these companies introduced anything indisputably new — and there are good reasons to think they never will again. This Xconomy essay argues that the innovation (more…)

  • Higgins wins Bulgarian Open title
    By on June 16, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    John Higgins wins the Bulgarian Open as Ronnie O’Sullivan makes the semi-finals in his first foreign event in 15 months.

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  • The Rails Girls Are Coming to a City Near You (Video)
    By on June 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    So far, the Rails Girls have groups in cities ranging from Warsaw to Wellington, with U.S. gatherings in Washington D.C., Charlotte NC, San Francisco CA, and… let’s make it easy: Here’s a map. OMG! They’re everywhere! Actually, mostly Europe, being as they started in Finland, same as the Leningrad Cowboys and a popular computer operating system. But they’re spreading like mad. Would you believe the reason one of the two founders originally got interested (more…)

  • Santa Anita to host Breeders’ Cup
    By on June 10, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    The Breeders’ Cup meeting will be held at Santa Anita racecourse in California for the third year running in 2014.

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