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ESPN streaming content subsidization: mobile carriers mull partial payment

ESPN streaming content subsidization: mobile carriers mull partial payment

As most carriers have now moved toward using data caps and effectively got rid of unlimited data plans, it seems there are still some big companies out there that feel bad for the users, ESPN being one of them. The sports media network has reportedly been in talks with at least one major carrier about paying them as a subsidy so that streamed ESPN video wouldn't count against users' data caps.

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Facebook is reportedly behind “Project Catapult” data center

Facebook is reportedly behind “Project Catapult” data center

Facebook is reportedly the company that's planning on building a $1.5 billion data center in Altoona, Iowa. Before, everything was kept hush-hush, and the only thing we knew about the data center was that it was referred to by officials as the cryptic "Project Catapult". Des Moines Register stated that it spoke with lawmakers about Catapult and discovered that it is Facebook who is behind the project.

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Facebook rolls out near-real-time public PUE and WUE dashboards for data centers

Facebook rolls out near-real-time public PUE and WUE dashboards for data centers

Facebook has launched public dashboards for its Forest City, North Carolina and Prineville, Oregon data centers, providing easily accessible access to near-real-time Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and Water Usage Effectiveness (WUE) information. The dashboards provide continues information that is updated to the minute, also providing a 24-hour set of data and historial view containing the year's numbers.

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DDoS Bandwidth usage skyrockets in Q1 2013

DDoS Bandwidth usage skyrockets in Q1 2013

The average bandwidth used by DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks had dramatically increased in Q1 2013. A report from Prolexic Technologies, a DDoS protection and mitigation service provider, discovered that the average bandwidth usage by DDoS attacks, which used to be at 6 Gbps, has increased 8 times to 48 Gbps. It has also discovered that 10% of all DDoS attacks it had mitigated reached speeds of 60 Gbps.

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Audi T-Mobile in-vehicle data plans revealed starting at $15 a month

Audi T-Mobile in-vehicle data plans revealed starting at $15 a month

This week the folks at Audi and T-Mobile have let it be known that they're going to offer data plans in the near future that allow drivers to be connected at an extremely affordable rate. Connected, that is, to mobile data inside their Audi next-generation Connected Vehicles. You'll be rolling out with web connectivity for a variety of apps and services anywhere you drive for as little as $15 USD a month!

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Android dashboard update shows data based on active users

Android dashboard update shows data based on active users

Android's device dashboard is an easy way to visually access the mobile operating system's use among device owners, and is now more useful than before due to an update in the way the data is calculated. This information comes via an announcement on the Android Developers' Google+ profile, which advises followers that starting today, the pie chart has undergone a bigger shift than is typical.

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HP teases “Moonshot” announcement for April 8

HP teases “Moonshot” announcement for April 8

It looks like HP has something special up its sleeves, and no, it doesn't appear to be another desktop or laptop computer. HP sent out invitations that say "experience the disruption on April 8." Whatever this new product or service may be, the company is calling it "Moonshot" -- whether or not that'll be the official name is still anyone's guess.

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