Google retires faster SSL feature due to Legacy code
Eighteen months ago Google launched the False Start feature on Chrome to speed up the SSL handshake by as much as 30%. However, Google is now retiring the feature with Chrome 20 as it caused unavailability for several websites. Although Google tried to tackle the problem on several fronts it was unable to find a solid solution. The biggest challenge was legacy code in SSL Terminators, especially for international website.
Just when you thought your job never ended…
Engineers of Interxion, a collocation services company in charge of managing the Olympics, will work, eat, breathe, and sleep at their datacenter during the games. The datacenter is equipped with sleeping pods, assuring they will always be onsite in case of a failure.
New strides for Quantum Computing
Physicists from Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Germany have been able to transmit qubits, a quantum bit, across 21 meter optic fiber network by exciting atoms to release photons.
ICANN misses its own deadline
Because of internal software issues, ICANN went “temporarily” offline for four days. This unavailability lined up exactly with the deadline for TLD applications and thus ICANN is extending the deadline one week to April 20.
HP PC sales grow faster than Mac in Q1
Q1 Reports show Hewlett-Packard domestic computer sales passed Apple at 4.6 million PCs to 1.7 million Macs with a growth rate of 6.6% and 5%, respectively, over the previous quarter.
New Concurrent User Record for Skype
On Tuesday, April 10, Skype reached a new high record of 40 million concurrent users on their service.