Arik Hesseldahl

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Amazon Adds a Cloud Data Center in Oregon

Amazon Web Services, the Web retailer’s for-hire cloud computing unit, said today that it has opened a new data center in Umatilla, Oregon. The company is the latest on a growing list that includes Google and Facebook to locate a data center in Oregon. Amazon says customers who host their services at this data center will pay 10 percent less than they would at Amazon’s data centers in California and Virginia.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus