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IBM Wins Government Cloud Contract with State of California

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IBM has won a significant contract with the state of California to supply 400 state and local agencies with cloud services. Under the deal, IBM will power the infrastructure behind CalCloud, a new government cloud platform that is available to municipal, state and local agencies on a subscription basis. So far, more than 20 state departments have requested IT services through the platform. Read More

ICANN Suspends Brandon Gray Internet Services, Demands it Stop Sending Deceptive Marketing Materials


ICANN has suspended Brandon Gray Internet Services (DBA Namejuice), the company behind the Domain Registry of America, from registering names until Oct. 17, 2014. For the past 10 years, the company has been sending misleading letters to trick users into renewing their domains with the DROA instead of renewing with the company where they bought it from, usually for a much higher fee. Read More