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ICANN Runs Last Resort Auction for Contentious New gTLDs, Raises $59M

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With the sale of .stream to Famous Four Media, ICANN has completed the sale of rights to new dot-word TLDs, The Register reports. Four other gTLDs were resolved in the past week, all through private auctions, as .stream was, however ICANN completes the process having raised $59 billion from the 13 domains that sold through its public process. Read More

European Commission Creates Plan for Europe to Challenge US Tech Dominance

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The European Commission will unveil its plans for a European “Digital Single Market” on May 6, The Wall Street Journal reports. The goal of bringing together member countries into a common market for digital goods, capital, content, and services is to bring Europe’s main industries into the digital age to help drive a continent-wide economic recovery. Read More

Adaptive Phishing Techniques Outpace End-User Education, Putting Companies at Risk: Report

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Highly adaptive strategies are leading to phishing success for cybercriminals, as 1 in 25 malicious emails were clicked on in 2014, according to Proofpoint. The messaging security company found in its “Human Factor 2015” (PDF) report that phishing is being targeted at those most likely to fall prey to it, as cybercriminals focus on the weakest link in the security chain. Read More

Cloud Infrastructure Spending Grows, Will Reach $32 Billion in 2015

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Cloud infrastructure spending will account for 33 percent of all IT infrastructure spending in 2015 according to the Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker released on Tuesday by IDC. This growth represents an increase of 21 percent over 2014. Peer 1 research released earlier this month shows hybrid cloud tripling… Read More