Egnyte Raises Almost $30 Million for International Expansion Plan

More money for cloud storage and collaboration.
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Western Digital Adds Something New to Hard Drives: Helium

Getting the air out of data storage has some interesting benefits.
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News Byte

Seagate Plans $180 Million R&D Center for Empty Solyndra Plant

The vacated Solyndra solar plant in Fremont, Calif., is getting a new tenant focused on the future of a more mature technology. Seagate Technology on Friday announced plans for a $180 million research and development complex, employing as many as 600 people, to work on next-generation disk drives. The Solyndra plant, highly energy efficient and powered in part with solar panels, is “as close as we could get if we were building a custom facility tailored to our needs,” said Steven Deason, Seagate’s facilities director.

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The Next Step for Computing: The Storage Fabric

The storage fabric consists of the ability to access data nearly anywhere at any time, as well as a superstructure of hardware, software and services to deliver and manage it.
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Seagate Catches Flash Madness With $40 Million Virident Investment

The hard drive maker also reports better-than-expected earnings.
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So What the Heck Is an Apple Fusion Drive Anyway?

Take a typical hard drive, add flash memory chips, and you get what? Something completely new.
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A Hangout for All Your Social-Network Photos

Katie tests two products that pull in and back up photos and videos from various social networks.
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Seagate to Miss Quarterly Sales Forecast by $500 Million

Trouble at a supplier combined with the doomsday-that-wasn’t equals a sales miss.
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Seagate to Acquire Consumer Hard Drive Maker LaCie

The deal would give Seagate access to LaCie’s retail and distribution footprint, and also control of a brand favored by Mac users.
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Gartner Slashes 2012 Global IT Spending Forecast

Research firm Gartner just knocked down its growth forecast for global tech spending by nearly 1 percent. It may not sound like much, but it amounts to slowdown worth about $100 billion.
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Who Isn't Rambus Suing at the ITC?

Seagate Not Going Private After All