Amazon 'Digital Day' to offer deals on apps, games, comics

Mark your calendars, deal hunters: Amazon is bringing back a one-day, post-Christmas promotion it started last year offering steep discounts on all kinds of digital content.

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AMD Will Build Epyc Servers for Baidu, China’s Largest Search Engine

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Intel has signed a deal with another major hyperscale data center. Baidu may not be a familiar name in the US, but it’s the largest search engine by far in China.

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Robot security guard freaks out homeless people … and neighbors

The robot was put into place to try and deal with the number of needles, car break-ins and other crimes that have reportedly come from a nearby encampment of homeless people.

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Amazon Spends $14B on Whole Foods


Amazon on Friday announced that it has inked a deal to acquire Whole Foods Market for close to $14 billion in cash. The agreement includes assumption of Whole Foods’ net debt. Whole Foods will run as a wholly independent subsidiary of Amazon. It will continue to operate stores under its own brand and source products from vendors and partners. Cofounder John Mackey will continue in his role as Whole Foods’ CEO, and the company’s headquarters will remain in Austin, Texas. The deal is expected to close in the second half of the year.

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Federal Agencies Turn to Software-Defined Data Storage


Federal agencies seeking to deal with huge amounts of information have begun embracing the software-defined data center, a technology tool that has come into vogue for managing and storing data. The SDDC is an offshoot of IT virtualization that uses a software-defined architecture. Agencies have been striving to save money and improve the management and storage of data in response to government mandates. With pressure from directives adding to the consistent requirements of tight budgets, federal agencies increasingly have turned to SDDCs.

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HPE to Buy One-Time Rising Star Nimble for $1B Cash


Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced a deal to acquire flash storage firm Nimble Storage, once viewed as a darling of Wall Street, for $12.50 a share in cash, or $1 billion. HPE also agreed to assume or pay out Nimble Storage’s unvested equity awards, which are valued at $200 million. Upon completion of the deal, Nimble Storage will merge with a unit of HPE and become a subsidiary of the company. The Nimble Storage acquisition is meant to strengthen the breadth of HPE’s offerings as it competes in the mid-to-high end flash storage market.

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Verizon Cuts Better Deal for Breach-Battered Yahoo


Verizon and Yahoo on Tuesday announced new terms for the acquisition deal they inked last summer. Verizon will pay $350 million less than the original contract price, which places the new value of the deal at $4.48 billion. Yahoo will be responsible for 50 percent of any breach-related cash liabilities incurred as a result of non-SEC government investigations and third-party litigation, under the new agreement. Yahoo will be fully responsible for any liabilities resulting from shareholder lawsuits and SEC investigations. The acquisition still “makes strategic sense,” said Verizon EVP Marni Waldon.

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Apple will start building iPhones in India this spring

President Trump is still attempting to negotiate a deal that will bring iPhone manufacturing to the United States, but on Friday, Bloomberg reported that Apple would begin building smartphones in India by the end of April.

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Fitbit Pulls Pebble From Rock, Hard Place


Fitbit on Wednesday announced an acquisition deal with smartwatch maker Pebble. The company clearly has been struggling, having laid off 25 percent of its staff earlier this year, when CEO Eric Migicovsky acknowledged that money was tight. “Fitbit is acquiring certain assets of Pebble, including key personnel and intellectual property specific to software and firmware development,” a Fitbit spokesperson said. “The majority of Pebble employees in the software engineering function … will join Fitbit.”

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AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing

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There’s a rumor going around that AMD and Intel may have inked a deal to put Radeon graphics IP in future Intel CPUs. There are still more questions than answers, but this could be a positive development for both companies.

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Dubai, Hyperloop One to study potential for building Abu Dhabi line

The futuristic city-state of Dubai announced a deal on Tuesday with Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One to study the potential for building a line linking it to the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi.

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Broadcom Sews Up $5B Deal for Brocade


Chip manufacturer Broadcom has announced a deal to buy Brocade Communications, a major supplier of fiber channel storage area networking technology to data centers, for $5.5 billion in cash and the assumption of Brocade’s $400 million debt. That represents a 47 percent premium over Brocade’s closing share price last week, said Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney. The “architecture, algorithms, software [and] semiconductor chips embedded in Brocade’s fiber channel systems are what’s valuable to Broadcom,” Broadcom CEO Hock E. Tan told investors.

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AT&T, Time Warner Brace for Regulatory Firestorm


AT&T and Time Warner on Saturday announced they had reached a merger deal, setting off alarm bells across the industry. AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion. At least a year’s worth of regulatory scrutiny, public hearings and political maneuvering is expected. The deal, which followed days of speculation and tightly held negotiations, essentially would create the industry’s first vertically integrated mobile provider of premium cable. AT&T is already the largest pay-TV provider and one of the biggest telecoms in the world.

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Here's What AT&T's Acquisition of Time Warner Means for Consumers

Now that AT&T has reached a deal to acquire Time Warner, consumers could soon be getting both their cell phone service and the next installment of “Game of Thrones” from the same gigantic company…

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Space invasion: Solar storms pose critical threat to internet, US infrastructure

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A new report on vulnerabilities in the US power grid sheds stark light on our ability to deal with certain kinds of threats. A coronal mass ejection of an equivalent magnitude to the one that hit the Earth in 1859 would cripple our infrastructure today, with some areas losing power for up to two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/161301-space-invasion-solar-storms-pose-critical-threat-to-us-infrastructure

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