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Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
22 Nov 18
Facebook launches mentorship feature
Some Facebook Groups will people to connect with mentors and mentees based on specific topics of interest.
15 Nov 18
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
15 Nov 18
Facebook's on a mission to bring music to the masses
Harking back to the days of MySpace’s music playlists, Facebook will soon launch the ability to add songs to a new music section on user profiles... but that's not all.
29 Oct 18
Facebook, Sticks 'n' Stones take online safety to NZ schools
According to Sticks ‘n’ Stones founder Karla Sanders, everyone should have the right to be their real selves.
18 Oct 18
Facebook breach: Ready for the coming phishing wave?
Much of the information accessed in the Facebook breach is perfect for cyber criminals planning their next phishing attack.
17 Oct 18
Gartner’s top tips to keep relevant in the face of change
“Continuous change can be made into an asset if an organisation sharpens its vision in order to see the future coming.”
17 Oct 18
Auckland Uni celebrates 40 entrepreneurs under 40
The University of Auckland’s annual 40 Under 40 list recognises some of the most outstanding graduates
15 Oct 18
Facebook Marketplace gets a dash of AI for smarter listings
“If you wanted to sell your home office chair, Marketplace could use AI to help you sell it even faster by suggesting you price it between $50-75 based on what similar chairs recently sold for."
04 Oct 18
What's next for Oculus - a look at the latest announcements
It’s shaping up to be a big year for Oculus and VR fans, especially those who who fancy a bit of Star Wars and some new gear to go with it.
02 Oct 18
Experts comment on Facebook’s 50 million user credential leak
Barracuda Networks, Sophos, RedLock, and Darktrace offer their views on the data leak that affected close to 50 million accounts.
01 Oct 18
40 million more likely affected by massive Facebook data leak - Bitdefender
Almost 50 million accounts have been compromised through a daisy-chained vulnerability in the View As feature, which allowed an unknown party to snatch authentication tokens of 50 million users.
01 Oct 18
Facebook seals 20 year deal to supply Singapore data centre with solar power
After recently announcing its plans for the largest data centre Singapore has ever seen, Facebook has revealed its first renewable energy partner in Asia.
19 Sep 18
Facebook to launch first data center in Asia – a S$1.4b colossus
The new data center will be located in Singapore and will be more than three times bigger than the nation's current largest facility.
06 Sep 18
NZ urgently needs to get the Privacy Bill right for everyone's sake, says InternetNZ
“There’s currently no law requiring companies like Z Energy, Vector, or LinkedIn to tell New Zealanders if their data has been leaked."
04 Sep 18
Facebook video creators can now monetise 'Ad Breaks'
Facebook has rolled out Ad Breaks for New Zealand businesses who want to make money from their Facebook videos.
03 Sep 18
Hyperscale data centre CAPEX up 59% - but dominated by usual suspects
In the first half of this year more than US$53b has been spent on hyperscale data centre development, with the bulk of that from just 5 companies.
28 Aug 18
Facebook rolls out updates to nurture business-customer connection
Facebook has rolled out another round of updates that it says will make things easier for people to interact with small businesses.
07 Aug 18
Facebook to bridge distances with new ‘Watch Party’ feature
Effectively, participants of a Watch Party can watch videos from anywhere (live or recorded) and interact with each other at the same time.
27 Jul 18
Facebook commits to 100% solar power for data center campus
"We are committed to supporting 100% renewable energy, and we are thrilled to have found a solution for our first data center."
19 Jul 18
Submarine cable project connecting Asia and the US signed off
A consortium of global heavyweights has signed a contract with an Asian company to lay a high performance submarine cable spanning almost 16,000 km.
09 Jul 18
What Facebook and Google can teach you about DC networking
Enterprises of any size can learn a thing or two from hyperscalers like Facebook and Google.
19 Jun 18
Facebook app shares your data with phone manufacturers - time to say 'I quit'?
According to NordVPN, Facebook’s data harvesting, sharing, and profit goes far beyond Cambridge Analytica.
11 Jun 18
Synergy reports record-breaking Q1 capex spend for big cloud providers
The capital expenditure (Capex) of hyperscale operators jumped to $27 billion in Q1, according to Synergy.
29 May 18