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How the USB-IF Protects Consumers and Drives Innovation as We Move Toward a Single Port for Audio, Video, Data, and Power

USB Implementers Forum Transforms Connectors and Protects Consumers

Formed in 1995 by companies that developed USB cables, connectors, and communications protocols, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) sets the standards that govern the... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
2/16/2017
An Ode to WebDAV, CalDAV, and CardDAV: The Origins of a Secure, Dynamic, and Interactive Web

WebDAV: Secure Protocol Gives You Access to Web Servers and Files

Created to explore the concept of distributed authoring on a fledgling World Wide Web in the mid-1990s, WebDAV securely extended HTTP to allow direct and secure access... read more »
Laura Stamey
By: Laura Stamey
2/15/2017
MailChimp’s Big Year — Millions in Revenue Generated for Clients Confirms Marketing Automation is an Effective Solution for Site Owners & SMBs

MailChimp’s Marketing Automation Helps Clients Boost Revenue

Automation is a popular buzzword in marketing circles today. It enables entrepreneurs to avoid routine tasks and focus on the missions of their businesses. Since 2001,... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
2/15/2017
The Tor Project: An Unwavering, 14-Year Commitment to Protecting Civil Liberties and Providing Safe, Secure Access to an Uncensored Internet

The Tor Project's Long Pledge to a Safe, Secure, and Uncensored Web

Using a global network of volunteer-operated servers, Tor helps Internet users improve their online privacy and security. Tor programs direct Internet traffic through... read more »
Laura Stamey
By: Laura Stamey
2/13/2017
Optimizely Allows Quick Deployment of Split Testing Across Devices — How This Helps Businesses Improve UX and Boost Revenue

How Optimizely Split Testing Helps Businesses Improve UX and CVR

Everything seems to be about user experience these days. UX drives behavior, and businesses are lining up to learn how to streamline it to drive conversions.... read more »
Sean Garrity
By: Sean Garrity
2/10/2017
How CompTIA Serves the IT Channel and Hosting Communities — Advocacy, Networking, Education, and Certifications for 65K Members

How CompTIA Promotes the Advancement of the IT Channel Community

 A key ingredient to professional success is networking, and in no other place does this seem more evident than the IT industry. CompTIA, an industry-leading, nonprofit... read more »
Alexandra Leslie
By: Alexandra Leslie
2/9/2017
5 Popular Text Editors for Linux

5 Popular Text Editors for Linux

Yes, all of you Microsoft and Mac users, text editors are still a big deal in Linux systems! You may think graphical text editors are where it’s at, but in a world that is... read more »
Toby Sembower
By: Toby Sembower
7/1/2014
Alexandra Leslie