Friday Linkapalooza: Google Sites, NYSE

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It’s been another busy week, which we’ll wrap up with some links that caught our attention:

  • Google Blogoscoped reports that Google (GOOG) may be close to launching Google Sites, a joining of Google Page Creator with wiki technology it acquired in the JotSpot deal. Sites is expected to provide Google Apps with a more robust site-building capability.
  • NYSE Euronext will pay $200 million in cash to acquire Wombat Financial Software, a leader in low-latency trading. The deal “moves NYSE Euronext more deeply into the market data business and could allow it to marry low-latency market data with its transaction services business,” according to Wall Street & Technology.
  • Equinix also boosted its low latency trading business by adding Equinix Financial eXchange communities in London and Paris. Participants benefit from direct cross-connects to financial hub resources including traditional exchanges, market data vendors, trading platforms and clearing and settlement providers (link via Paolo Gorgo).
  • Browser pioneer Marc Andreessen says we can expect more server-less startups. “More and more start-ups are basically launching with the assumption that they are going to be purely virtual,” he said. “They have a bunch of laptops to be able to get on the web, and that is all they are doing.”
  • On Tuesday Hosted Solutions held an open house for its newly-expanded data center in Raleigh, which made a favorable impression on local press.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.