Paywalls are systems designed to monetize online and other digital information by preventing visitors from accessing web sites and similar content providers without having a paid subscription. Online news and sports web sites are the most frequent users of paywalls, with some sites implementing hard paywalls while others deploy soft paywalls.
A hard paywall’s content restrictions are much more stringent than a soft paywall, allowing either no access or minimal access to free content. A soft paywall, on the other hand, provides significant access to free content as a means of encouraging users to subscribe for access to premium content.
Webspam (also referred to search spam) is a phrase used to describe webpages that are designed to “spam Google search results” using SEO tactics that are against Google publishers guidelines. Pages that use webspam to improve search engine results page (SERP) rankings typically use black hat SEO tactics such as keyword stuffing or cloaking, the […]
- Mountain Lion Server
Mountain Lion Server is the business-oriented server version of Apple Computer’s Mac OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) operating system. Like its predecessors, Snow Leopard Server and Lion Server, Mountain Lion Server represents Apple’s successor and replacement for the company’s older enterprise-grade server product, Xserve, which Apple discontinued in 2011. Unlike Xserve, Mac OS X Mountain […]
- Google TV
A Smart TV platform from Google and co-development partners Intel, Sony and Logitech that provides an Android-powered interactive television system for users. While Google TV is integrated into some newer televisions and Blu-ray players, consumers that don’t have Google TV built into their systems can purchase a separate set-top box that provides Google TV functionality. […]
- Google Play
Google Play is Google’s renamed and rebranded Android Market online store for purchasing and downloading apps, music, books, movies and similar content for use on Android-powered smartphones, tablets, Google TV and similar devices. Google launched Google Play in March 2012 as a single brand for all of its Android content, with Google Play replacing the […]
- Scale-Out Storage
A storage system that uses a scaling methodology to create a dynamic storage environment that will support balanced data growth on an as-needed basis. Scale-out storage architecture uses a number of storage nodes — consisting of multiple low-cost computer servers and storage components — that are configured to create a storage pool or are configured […]