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As Deadline Expires, Problems Persist With Health Site

Technicians in the Washington area raced up to a month-end deadline set by the Obama administration to make the troubled federal insurance website work for a majority of users, but officials acknowledged they still faced a raft of problems that could take weeks or more to fix.

Western Digital Adds Something New to Hard Drives: Helium

Getting the air out of data storage has some interesting benefits.
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How the NSA May Be Tapping Yahoo’s and Google’s Fiber Optic Cables

The latest disclosures from Edward Snowden’s documents raise some interesting questions about how the NSA does its job.
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Apple Will Pump $11 Billion Into Capital Expenditures Next Year

Apple has budgeted $11 billion in capital expenditures for fiscal 2014.
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Apple Reportedly Mulling Oregon Data Center Expansion

A 96-acre parcel of land adjacent to the site of Apple’s Prineville data center has piqued the company’s interest.
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Exclusive: Veteran VCs Peter Wagner and Gaurav Garg Launch Wing Venture Partners

They have raised $111 million to invest in early-stage enterprise companies.
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Apple Plans a Reno Solar Farm to Power Its Data Center

Going green, one data center at a time.
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VMware Veteran Jerry Chen Is Greylock’s Newest Enterprise-Focused Partner

First, disrupt the plumbing.
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Microsoft Pumps $700 Million Into Iowa Data Center

And gets $20 million in tax credits for doing so.
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John Chambers Says Cisco Systems Is “Tough to Beat”

Slow and steady wins the race.
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Apple Putting More Chips Into Reno

Greenpeace’s Hazy iCloud Numbers