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Facebook Results Mixed

Facebook Results Mixed
April 23, 2015 No Comments »

The social-networking model of exchanging user data for services that allow individuals to share selfies and political opinions, all while letting advertisers get in on the action, has yet to prove itself to be profitable for companies like Twitter. Facebook ... Read More »

Simple Power-Based Attack Threatens Data Centers?

Simple Power-Based Attack Threatens Data Centers?
April 22, 2015 No Comments »

Not every cyber attack involves complicated malicious software; some attacks can take a much simpler route. According to Max Smolaks at DatacenterDynamics, some academic researchers have described an attack whereby a data center customer could run power-hogging processes and thereby ... Read More »

Another Rough Quarter for IBM

Another Rough Quarter for IBM
April 21, 2015 No Comments »

Another big quarter of stock buybacks totaling $1.2 billion gave IBM a slight earnings-per-share bump, but it couldn’t reverse its recent downward trend in revenue. According to the company’s 1Q15 results, total revenue fell 11.9% year over year to just ... Read More »

Google Iowa Data Center Expansion to Get Tax Break?

Google Iowa Data Center Expansion to Get Tax Break?
April 20, 2015 No Comments »

Search giant Google has plans to expand its Council Bluffs, Iowa, data center, and it’s likely to receive almost $20 million in state incentives for the project, according to Omaha World-Herald. But the sales-tax breaks, which would total $36.6 million ... Read More »

AMD Shutters SeaMicro Business

AMD Shutters SeaMicro Business
April 17, 2015 No Comments »

Following a big first-quarter loss, AMD has decided to close down its foray into dense microservers, which was based on the purchase of SeaMicro. “It is expected that AMD will focus its efforts on its new range of ARM-based processors ... Read More »

Missouri Adds Tax Breaks for Data Centers

Missouri Adds Tax Breaks for Data Centers
April 15, 2015 No Comments »

Yet another state has jumped on the data center tax-incentive bandwagon. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently signed a bill that offers sales-tax breaks on some equipment and utilities, as well as additional tax breaks for property purchased with a view ... Read More »

Qualcomm’s Investor Troubles

Qualcomm’s Investor Troubles
April 14, 2015 No Comments »

Like so many other technology companies that the Data Center Journal has mentioned in recent months, Qualcomm is using financial gimmickry to appease investors. Charlie Osborne reports at CNet that the company is currently under pressure from “activist investor” organization ... Read More »

Aluminum Battery: Lithium-Ion Rival?

Aluminum Battery: Lithium-Ion Rival?
April 13, 2015 No Comments »

A new battery developed by researchers at Stanford University offers fast recharges that have less of a negative impact on battery life compared with lithium-ion batteries. The lack of a good energy-storage medium is one of the greatest limiters on ... Read More »

The PC Is Dying—Yet Again

The PC Is Dying—Yet Again
April 9, 2015 No Comments »

The PC is reaching the same legendary status as the mainframe: its death is always imminent, according to market observers, but never quite arrives. According to Bill Snyder at InfoWorld, the low price of Chromebooks and “PCs on a stick” ... Read More »

Hackers Hit White House Email System

Hackers Hit White House Email System
April 8, 2015 No Comments »

The U.S. White House email system suffered a recent hack, exposing “sensitive” but unclassified information, according to a CNN report. Blame fell on hackers employed by the Russian government, but given the recent strained relationship between the two nations, this ... Read More »