Three Top Venture Companies Seeking Cloud-Based Startups

lightspeed logo

Venture companies are taking notice of the recent cloud boom. Certain backers are looking for cloud-based startups that provide the cloud sphere with something unique. If you have a great cloud-based idea, there are some venture companies that you’ll want to impress.

Lex Machina: A Review

IP law isn’t something that’s easily understood. Yet, IP disputes are bound to happen if your company creates anything – or does anything, really. When a dispute happens, it pays to understand some legal jargon even if you can afford to hire a pricey lawyer. That’s where Lex Machina comes into play.

When Cloud Costs Rise, Inexperienced Users Could Be To Blame

When you are searching for a suitable cloud hostingsolution, price is obviously a big factor. But what drives cloud hosting costs? Yes, storage space is a factor as well as other technical things. But there is one factor you probably aren’t even considering.

cloud experience

Data Recovery In The Cloud

data recovery

Looking for a backup and data recovery solution for the cloud? Well, look no further than cloud-specific disaster recovery and backup solutions. They are increasing in numbers, and some users feel they offer greater protection than traditional backup solutions do. The sweetest part: they cost less, too.

Groklaw Shuts Down In Face of NSA

Technology legal news site, Groklaw, has officially closed its doors today. The site has shut down due to email security issues. This is the third website to go offline because of government surveillance within the United States. The closings began with Lavabit, followed by Silent Circle, and now Groklaw.

groklaw logo

Social Media For Your Cheap Hosting Site

Social Media For Your Cheap Hosting Site

These days, it’s all about social media. Turning to these types of sites can help increase the traffic you receive on yourcheap hosting website, which leads to increased sales and profits. But are you putting your social media accounts to work as much as possible?

social media twitter

Tips And Tricks For A Successful Blog

Tips And Tricks For A Successful Blog

blog tips

If you have started up a blog associated with your shared hosting website, you have likely integrated your social media accounts so visitors can simply click to visit the associated account. But how did you do it?

Looking To Blog? Give Roon A Try.

You might be familiar with the likes of Blogger, Tumblr, and WordPress. They are ‘The Big 3’ in terms of blogging platforms. They offer a wonderful experience for readers, but what if that’s more than you need? If you don’t need free or cheap hosting of your media-rich blog complete with fancy theme, there are other choices.

One of them is Medium, founded by the same people who founded Twitter. However, it’s not available to the general public as of yet. Ghost is another that has yet to be released. But isn’t there anything that’s usable right now?

Try Roon: simple; easy to use; and multi-device compatible.


This handy little blogging platform is free of charge, and simple to use. Just sign up for free: choose a username and password, and proceed to the minimalistic dashboard. If you wish to begin immediately posting things, just click the ‘+’ button.

The toolbar is located at the bottom of the draft post. It offers basic formatting commands — bold, italic, underline, and highlight — along with the ability to add subheadings and images directly to your post.

If you would rather insert code manually for formatting purposes (there are those out there who don’t want to stop typing and would prefer coding to clicking a button), do the following: Bold, Italic; Underline; ==Highlighted==; and #Heading. Note: you probably know this, but just in case you don’t, you want to type the text you want formatted between the characters rather than ‘Italic’ or ‘Underline.’ Ex: to bold the word dog, you’d type dog.

The dashboard is split into two columns. One side contains a list of all of your posts in draft form, the other features all published posts. You can save any post as a draft to return to edit later. If you wish to delete a post, simply open it in the backend and click the trashcan icon located at the bottom of the post.


You might not be used to this, especially if you have used other blogging platforms: when drafting your post in Roon, a line break in the backend does not equate to a line break in the post viewers will see. If you want text to be on the next line, you must hit Enter twice.

At the top of your draft post, you can put a header image in to sit above the blog post using the image button. Roon recommends using a 2000px image to assure it’s responsive across all devices. At the top of the draft window, you’ll find buttons to save, publish, and preview.


The settings, as I’ve said before, are minimalistic. That can be translated to mean limited as well. Personal settings, which are editable: name; bio; email address; Twitter username; and one website URL.

Blog settings exist in another tab. You are able to configure custom domain settings (which will set you back $12/year), choose a blog title, choose between only two fonts, change color, and export your blog. That’s a big one: if Roon goes down, your blog posts aren’t lost forever!

Try Roon if you’re looking to shine a light on your content rather than flashy designs and icons.

What blogging platform do you rely on?

When Your Cloud Storage Company Goes Bust…

When Your Cloud Storage Company Goes Bust…

Yesterday, I wrote a post about the some new cloud hosting companies that will take your data, disperse it, and make sure that it’s safe and secure forever. But, what if forever turns into a year or less? What happens when a company like Cleversafe or Symform goes under? Where does your data go?

Cloud Storage Risks Internet For All

You started up that cheap hosting site in order to reach out to a global audience and showcase the products you offer. But exactly how big is that audience?

Not very. Only a little more than one-third of the entire worldwide population, 2.7 billion to be exact, have Internet access. What about the other 4 billion-ish people who don’t?