Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology behind Bitcoin, is suddenly getting a lot of businesses very excited. Earlier this month, Microsoft opened its inaugural Envision conference in New Orleans with the announcement that it was teaming up with a consortium of over 40 banks to work on the technology. The R3 consortium includes big names such as Barclays, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, RBS, HSBC, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley.
This week 100TB brings you the highlights from the world of science and technology: NASA is a step closer to its manned mission to Mars; scientists make further predictions of Planet 9’s location in our Solar System; rumors of the iCar are spreading fast.
Research from TapInfluence and Influitive found that 92% of consumers turn to people they know for a referral, and Deloitte established that customers who come through word of mouth have a retention rate which is 37% higher than the norm.
In previous posts of the Hosting 101 series we have looked at setting up the Apache web server and configuring to handle virtual hosts. In this part we will be looking at setting up PHP 5 for running dynamic websites. Netcraft’s statistics show that more than a third of websites they’ve checked are running PHP on their servers. These numbers show the importance of understanding PHP.
We’re used to the idea that every two years computer processors double in speed and fall in cost – a prediction first made by Gordon Moore, then head of Intel, in 1965. For 40 years, what’s become universally known as ‘Moore’s Law’ has held true, fueling the phenomenal growth in IT that has transformed our world. But Moore’s observation was not the eternal, immutable ‘law’ that many assumed it to be. There’s a physical limit to how many transistors you can squeeze onto a wafer of silicon before they start behaving unpredictably.
It was in the 2000s when consoles began to rise up to gaming dominance, with many touting that the day of the PC was over. It was this awkward correlation between game and capability which many attribute to the gradual demise of the PC.
Many small companies, just like their larger counterparts, need to keep a close eye on what is happening in the business world to identify commercial opportunities and stay ahead of the game. That often means scrutinizing dedicated business news television channels from around the world which are not always available on terrestrial TV, including Bloomberg, CNN, euronews LIVE, Fox Business News or the Economic Times of India (ET Now Live).