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  • Hurricane Irene siphons an e-retailer’s site traffic

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    Hurricane Irene siphons an e-retailer’s site traffic

    But US-Mattress.com hopes for more sales as consumers replace ruined items.

    Posted 09/01/2011Allison EnrightPost a comment

    But US-Mattress.com hopes for more sales as consumers replace ruined items.
  • How web pure-play Power Equipment Direct thrives during power outages

    Running three niche web sites keeps Jon Hoch plenty busy, but when an ice storm or hurricane causes a power outage somewhere in the U.S., he puts his operation into overdrive.

    Posted 12/29/2006Internet RetailerPost a comment

    Running three niche web sites keeps Jon Hoch plenty busy, but when an ice storm or hurricane causes a power outage somewhere in the U.S., he puts his operation into overdrive.
  • Vandalism goes virtual

    Hacking is hardly new on the Internet, but the magnitude of last month’s denial of service disruptions reached new proportions. The attacks disabled filters in place to weed out denial of service requests, which occur many times a day at large sites, says Steve Hunt, a director at Giga Information Group, Chicago. “It’s the equivalent of a company preparing for a snowstorm and getting hit by an earthquake.” The attacks shut down several of the...

    Posted 12/26/2000Don DavisPost a comment

    Hacking is hardly new on the Internet, but the magnitude of last month’s denial of service disruptions reached new proportions. The attacks disabled filters in place to weed out denial of service requests, which occur many times a day at large sites, says Steve Hunt, a director at Giga…

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