Coca Cola jumps on IBM’s private Cloud

IBM has won a five-year contract to manage Coca Cola Amatil’s (CCA) mission-critical SAP infrastructure on its private Cloud hosted in its Sydney datacentre.  The project is expected to “drive significant operational costs” out of CCA’s South Pacific business. The company operates in Australia, NZ, Indonesia, PNG, Fiji, and Samoa.
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Top 15 Most Popular File Sharing Websites | December 2014

Here are the top 15 Most Popular File Sharing Sites from December 2014;

 

1 | DropBox
35,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 114 – Compete Rank | 314 – Quantcast Rank | 110 – Alexa Rank |

2 | MediaFire
22,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 531 – Compete Rank | NA – Quantcast Rank | 171 – Alexa Rank | 

3 | 4Shared
21,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 936 – Compete Rank | 239 – Quantcast Rank | 169 – Alexa Rank | 

4 | Google Drive
18,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *100* – Compete Rank |*1,000* – Quantcast Rank | *NA* – Alexa Rank | 

5 | SkyDrive
16,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *650* – Compete Rank |*550* – Quantcast Rank | *NA* – Alexa Rank | 

6 | iCloud
9,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 429 – Compete Rank | *1,536*- Quantcast Rank | 987 – Alexa Rank | 

7 | Box
6,750,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,274 – Compete Rank |1,028 – Quantcast Rank | 877 – Alexa Rank | 

8 | Mega
6,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,936 – Compete Rank |*NA* – Quantcast Rank | 670 – Alexa Rank | 

9 | ZippyShare
6,250,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,337 – Compete Rank |*NA* – Quantcast Rank | 370 – Alexa Rank | 

10 | Uploaded
6,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,943 – Compete Rank |*NA* – Quantcast Rank | 292 – Alexa Rank | 

11 | DepositFiles
4,750,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 4,709 – Compete Rank |*2,913* – Quantcast Rank | 1,927 – Alexa Rank | 

12 | HighTail
4,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,459 – Compete Rank |*4,297* – Quantcast Rank | 2,938 – Alexa Rank | 

13 | SendSpace
4,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 5,790 – Compete Rank |2,551 – Quantcast Rank | 1,474 – Alexa Rank | 

14 | RapidShare
3,250,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 7,217 – Compete Rank | NA- Quantcast Rank | 2,084 – Alexa Rank | 

15 | FileCrop.com
3,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 14,239 – Compete Rank |*NA* – Quantcast Rank | 5,823 – Alexa Rank |

The Pirate Bay shutdown: the whole story (so far)

For the past decade, if you wanted to download copyrighted material and didn’t want to pay for it, it’s likely you turned to The Pirate Bay. Up until a police raid took it offline last week, it was the most popular place to grab Sunday’s episode of The Newsroom or Gone Girl months before the Blu-ray hits stores. You didn’t have to log in to some arcane message board or know someone to get an invite — the anonymous file-sharing site was open to everybody and made piracy as simple as a Google search. That’s what scared Hollywood.

The movie industry claimed that in 2006 alone, piracy cost it some $6.1 billion dollars. Naturally, it went after the biggest target to exact its revenge: the Sweden-based Pirate Bay. Given Sweden’s lax laws regarding copyrighted materials, Hollywood had to enlist the United States government for help cracking down on the site. The US threatened that unless something was done to take the site offline, it’d impose trade sanctions against Sweden by way of The World Trade Organization. That led to Swedish police raiding the outfit in 2006, confiscating enough servers and computer equipment to fill three trucks and making two arrests. Three days later, the site was back up and running and more popular than ever before thanks to a swell of mainstream media coverage.

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