j2 Global Buys Six Companies In Q2


j2 Global said it has acquired SMTP , a provider of email marketing services; GameTrailers , a digital media publisher; Publicaster , an email marketing company; Electronic Vaulting Services , a backup services provider; Safebackup , another backup provider, and Ireland-based , also in the backup area. j2global global merger acquisition backup smtp gametrailers publicaster safebackup 24sevenbackup

J2 Global Inc. Acquires Another Six Companies in Q2

L.A. Business Journal

The acquired firms include email marketing companies SMTP and Publicaster, digital media company GameTrailers, as well as backup storage companies Electronic Vaulting Services, Safebackup, and 24sevenbackup As it does every quarter, J2 Global Inc. gobbled up another slate of companies. The Hollywood-based internet services company acquired six small companies for an undisclosed amount in the second quarter.

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Sendio Enhances Email Appliance


The appliance uses a combination of SMTP tests and other methods to identify e-mail servers, along with sender address verification to very senders of emails to a user.

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The Case For & Against Cryptocurrencies (for those tired of all the noise)

Both Sides of the Table

The Internet and World Wide Web themselves emerged from open protocols (HTTP, HTML, SMTP, etc) that allowed businesses, individuals and governments to put information online that was accessible to the masses and then to build applications on top of this infrastructure to the benefit of the masses.

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The Web is Against the Ropes, But it’s Not Dead

Both Sides of the Table

The start of the argument is that you need to separate using the Internet into “infrastructure & cloud services&# (basically the protocols of the Internet such as HTTP, TCP/IP, SMTP, etc. +

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Brad Feld Drops Knowledge. Here’s What He Said …

Both Sides of the Table

We have a theme we call Protocol, which are technology protocols and markets built around technology protocols like SMTP for email and RSS. Brad Feld is a fountain of knowledge & wisdom.

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Choosing Internet Platforms


He sees this as similar to what happened with SMTP, POP, HTTP, etc. I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform? A very interesting topic, especially for those of us involved in developing for start-ups. At the CTO Group that I organize in Santa Monica, we've had lots of discussions around this. The basic conclusion was that it was a bit premature if you were talking about a serious, funded start-up.