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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald