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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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”