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China data centers set to consume more power than Australia – report

Sep 10, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Research finds nearly three-quarters of the electricity used by data centers in China was sourced from coal in 2018, emitting 99 million tonnes of carbon emissions.

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Facebook to build $1-B Singapore data center, first in Asia

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:40 PM

It is expected to be operational around 2022, and will host Facebook servers and centralize its IT operations

Microsoft sinks data center off Scottish island

Jun 07, 2018 - 12:21 PM

'By putting data centers in bodies of water near coastal cities, data would have a short distance to travel to reach coastal communities,' Microsoft says.

PROJECT NATICK. Microsoft's Project Natick aims to lessen the environmental impact of data centers by submerging them in coastal waters to keep them cool and provide coastal communities with better service. Screenshot from YouTube video.

Apple shelves plans for Ireland data center over trees

May 10, 2018 - 6:33 PM

The project, first announced 3 years ago, would have been the biggest private investment in western Ireland

Ireland approves massive Apple data center

Oct 12, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The project, first announced more than two-and-a-half years ago, would be the biggest private investment in western Ireland

Filipino groups present automated poll systems, ideas in tech fair

Jul 29, 2017 - 8:55 AM

It s high time that we have a Filipino system in place for a Filipino election says the alternate chairman of the Comelec Advisory Council

PROUDLY PINOY. These are some of the homegrown technologies and ideas presented at the AES Tech Fair at Novotel Manila, Quezon City, on Wednesday, July 26. Photos by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Jul 10, 2017 - 6:53 PM

The facility will help to handle data from iMessages answers from the voice activated assistant Siri and song downloads from iTunes Apple s director for the Nordic countries Erik Stannow says

APPLE. The Apple logo is seen on the outside of Bill Graham Civic Auditorium before the start of an event in San Francisco, California on September 7, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

Sea ice hits new record low at both poles

Mar 23, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The disappearing sea ice comes as the planet has marked 3 years in a row of record breaking heat raising new concerns about the accelerating pace of global warming

This NASA handout file photo taken March 25, 2016 shows a perspective of the northeast coastline of Greenland, one of the world’s two great ice sheets (the other is Antarctica), captured by the Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) field campaign team flying NASA’s G-III aircraft at about 40,000 feet on March 26.  Handout / NASA

PLDT expands ties with Japan's NTT for 100Gbps ultra-bandwidth

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:20 AM

With the 100Gbps ultra bandwidth connectivity PLDT says it will be able to handle traffic bursts and scale up faster to accommodate subscriber demands

BIGGEST YET. PLDT says this partnership deal will result to 'high-capacity Internet protocol connectivity covering Asia, North America, Europe and Oceania.' Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

PLDT to spend P1.8B for Clark data center

Apr 27, 2015 - 2:51 PM

The dominant carrier’s 8th data center will cater to the business communities and planned IT hubs in Central Luzon

PLDT putting up P1B data center in Makati

Apr 06, 2015 - 9:28 AM

The state of the art data center would cater to the ICT requirements of firms in the CBD

Google opens first data centers in Asia‎

Dec 11, 2013 - 9:11 PM

Between July and September of 2013 alone more than 600 million people in Asia land on the mobile Internet for the first time

Facebook opens Swedish data center, first outside US

Jun 13, 2013 - 12:20 AM

Luleaa s mayor Karl Petersen says the centre puts Sweden and Luleaa on the map