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Sneak Preview of PEER 1 ‘Growing Pains’ Episode 2

Here’s a sneak preview of PEER 1 Growing Pains, episode 2 – ‘A Walk in The Park’ of our humorous (now award-winning) short video series about web hosting. See Episode 1 here. Some time after being tossed out of the house, Todd and Janet try to mend fences over a nice walk in the park. All seems well and the moment feels right, or so Todd thinks….

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PEER 1 ‘Growing Pains’ Viral Series In Production

Growing Pains Episode 3We have just completed filming episodes 2 and 3 of PEER 1’s “Growing Pains” series (episode 1 has reached 50,000+ page views on free video hosting site Viddler). Filming took place last week on location in New York City. We hope to have both episodes ready to go in the next month or so. To see photos from the film shoot, click here.

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Great Offer from Microsoft and PEER 1 for Online Business Operators

Running an online business or looking to do so? Want to test the latest software applications from Microsoft on a hosted server? At PEER 1, we’ve teamed up with Microsoft to offer 50 servers (valued at $1,000 each) FREE for 30 days to approved individuals. If interested, you can apply here. This is ideal for developers and entrepreneurs to play around with MS software like Expression Tools and Visual Studio in a hosted online environment at no cost. We have a great relationship with Microsoft and are working together on various packages that would appeal to small-to-mid size online businesses and startups. Some specs on the offer are shown below:
SERVER SPECS:
  • 2 x Intel Xeon 5320 Quad-core CPU
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1 x 250GB HD

Each server includes:

PLATFORM

  • IIS 6
  • .ASP.NET 2.0
  • .NET 2.0
  • PHP 5.0
  • Silverlight
  • SQL Server Standard

EXPRESSION TOOLS

  • Expression Blend
  • Expression Web
  • Expression Design


VISUAL STUDIO EXPRESS EDITIONS

  • Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition
  • Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition
  • Visual C# 2005 Express Edition

Full details here.

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Bye, Bye YouTube… Your Time is Up

Some of our staff members at ServerBeach got together to produce a hilarious farewell video to YouTube. YouTube started hosting their site at ServerBeach as a startup and continued on until their last server went offline here November 2007 and moved over to Google’s data centers as a result of being acquired. Check it out.

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Vonage Proves People are Switching to VoIP

Here’s another Customer Story video we released on Vonage and their cool and practical V-Phone. We filmed this at their location in Mississauga, ON this past Fall. Andrew Peart, Manager of Network Services for the company talks about the explosive growth of their broadband telephone services (VoIP) and the over 2 million subscriber lines they currently have… a strong indication of the increasing number of consumers who are willing to replace their traditional phone services with affordable and flexible VoIP technology.

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See What a Google Adsense Millionaire Looks Like


We just launched our second customer story video which profile’s local wonder kid, Markus Frind, founder of the No. 1 free online dating site, Plentyoffish.com. Markus started a homegrown programming project to learn .asp and later morphed it into POF. The site now averages 1.4 million visitors daily and millions of dollars in revenue thanks to the Google ads he runs on the site. This is an extraordinary story of a one-man operation who is now taking on the likes of Lavalife and Match.com head on. Watch here

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