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Roundup: Google, VISI, Level 3, Active Power

Roundup: Will Google build a new data centee in Australia to support Google Apps? Also, VISI announces an expansion of its St. Paul data center facility, Level 3 (LVLT) expands in Florida, and Active Power (ACPW) reports strong flywheel sales in late 2009. Read More

Go Daddy Ad Drives Huge Traffic Spike

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Data from Akamai shows an enormous spike in Internet traffic late in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s Super Bowl, and Go Daddy says the burst of traffic was tied to its ad spot during the two-minute warning. Read More

Layered Tech Gets $20M in Equity Funding

Layered Technologies has received a $20 million growth equity investment from an investor group led by Accel-KKR, which will help fund growth initiatives for the Texas hosting and IT infrastructure provider, which could include acquisitions. Read More

Daniel Golding Joins DH Capital

Daniel Golding, who has tracked the data center and hosting sector for Tier 1 Research, has joined DH Capital as a Managing Director. DHh Capital is an investment banking firm specializing in the hosting and telecom sector. Read More

iWeb Plans Fourth Data Center

Hosting and IT infrastrucutre provider iWeb has announced its plans for a new 31,000 square feet data center in Montreal. The new facility will be able to house up to 20,000 servers upon completion. Read More

Netcraft Survey Dips by 27 Million Sites

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Changes at a Chinese blogging service led to a decline of 27 million sites in the number of global web sites found in the monthly Netcraft Web Server survey for January 2010. The drop was the largest one-month decline ever for the Netcraft survey, which has been a leading benchmark of Internet growth since its debut in August 1995. Read More

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