German WWII U-boat base in Marseille reboots as data center

Business Oct 23, 2019

German WWII U-boat base in Marseille reboots as data center

The thick concrete walls of a long-abandonned World War II German submarine base in Marseille, southern France, are set to find a new purpose: keeping banks of computer servers safe and cool. Dutch cloud services firm Interxion plans to invest €140 million to turn the ...

Samsung to invest $11 billion in next-generation displays

Business / Corporate Oct 10, 2019

Samsung to invest $11 billion in next-generation displays

Samsung Display Co. plans to spend 13.1 trillion won ($11 billion) developing and building next-generation displays, responding to a flood of supply and price pressure from fast-moving Chinese rivals. In an announcement event attended by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Samsung Electronics Co. Vice-Chairman ...

EU hints at Huawei risk in 5G security assessment

Business / Tech Oct 10, 2019

EU hints at Huawei risk in 5G security assessment

The European Union hinted strongly it viewed Chinese tech group Huawei as a security risk to its roll-out of 5G networks in a report released Wednesday. The bloc-wide assessment of cybersecurity for 5G networks also stressed that "threats posed by states or state-backed actors are ...

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-revolutionary app gone in Mac update

Business / Tech Oct 8, 2019

Goodbye, iTunes: Once-revolutionary app gone in Mac update

It's time to bid farewell to iTunes, the once-revolutionary program that made online music sales mainstream and effectively blunted the impact of piracy. That assumes, of course, that you still use iTunes — and many people no longer do. On iPhones, the functions have long ...