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Dupont Fabros’s stock soars toward record after Digital Realty buyout deal – MarketWatch

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Shares of Dupont Fabros Technology Inc. DFT, +9.83% soared 13% in premarket trade Friday toward a record high, after the developer and operator of multi-tenant data centers announced an agreement to be acquired by Digital Realty Trust Inc. …

Digital Realty Agrees to Buy DuPont Fabros for $4.95 Billion – Bloomberg

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Digital Realty Trust Inc. agreed to buy DuPont Fabros Technology Inc. for about $4.95 billion in stock, a deal that would add to its data-center properties in areas such as California’s Silicon Valley. Investors in Washington-based DuPont Fabros will get 0.545 Digital Realty shares for each of their shares, the real estate investment trusts said in a statement Friday. That values DuPont Fabros stock at $63.63 a share, about 15 percent more than…

Checking a Digital Photo’s Dimensions – New York Times

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

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Digital Realty expands data center reach with DuPont Fabros buy – Reuters

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Digital Realty Trust Inc (DLR.N) said it would buy fellow data center operator DuPont Fabros Technology Inc (DFT.N) for an enterprise value of about $7.6 billion, its biggest-ever deal, to help expand in high-demand markets in the United States amid a rapid shift to the cloud by technology companies. DuPont Fabros’s shares rose as much as 14.6 percent to hit a record high of $63.46, just below the offer price…

Toshiba says Western Digital meeting didn’t dispel concerns over chip proposal – Reuters

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

TOKYO Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said that Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) CEO Steve Milligan met with its executives on Friday but failed to dispel concerns about the U.S. firm’s proposal to buy Toshiba’s prized chip unit. Milligan met with his Toshiba counterpart, Satoshi Tsunakawa, at Toshiba headquarters on Friday afternoon. “Toshiba listened to Western Digital’s thinking, but our concerns about the prospects of success for a deal were not wiped out,”…

Clock Ticking Down for European Digital Single Market – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Filmmakers, in Europe and Hollywood, fear legislation set to pass this year could destroy the foundations of independent film financing. With the chaos resulting from this week’s British election, the ongoing uncertainty over Brexit and the daily eruptions out of the Trump White House, news from the European Union on its plans for a digital single market (DSM) has slipped out of the headlines. But proposals to create a pan-European…

Toshiba unconvinced by Western Digital’s last-ditch chip bid – Reuters

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

TOKYO Toshiba Corp (6502.T) said on Friday it wasn’t convinced by an effort by Western Digital Corp (WDC.O) CEO Steve Milligan to win the Japanese conglomerate’s backing for the U.S. tech firm’s bid for Toshiba’s highly prized chip unit. The failure of the two business partners to resolve tensions comes as uncertainty spikes over the make-up of the groups bidding for the world’s second-largest producer of NAND memory chips, less…

Apple hires Sumbul Desai, Stanford digital health executive director – CNBC

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

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US considers expanding a laptop ban as lithium battery fires increase – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

As the U.S. government considers expanding a ban on laptop computers and other electronic devices from the cabins of commercial flights, federal data show that storing such devices in the cargo area of a plane could increase the risk of fires. Federal Aviation Administration statistics indicate that airplane fires involving lithium batteries are on the rise. In 2014, the FAA reported that such batteries were responsible for nine fires, extreme…

Can Air Travel Get Any Worse? TSA Laptop Ban Prompts the Question – Inc.com

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Air passengers have shown they can grow accustomed to just about anything these days. But a news report–declared to be false by the Transportation Security Administration–had me wondering what it would be like to go to another level of inconvenience. Veteran correspondent Alex DeMetrick reported for the CBS affiliate in Baltimore that the ban on bringing laptops aboard U.S.-bound flights from seven African and Middle Eastern countries “could spread to…

How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICO’d digital assets – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. For most of the history of blockchain-based currencies and assets, the story has been all about Bitcoin. At a market capitalization of around $40 billion, it remains the most valuable cryptocurrency. But with the rise of a new ‘chain on the — ahem — block, namely Ethereum, and new ways to fund the development of new crypto-platforms with…

Warner Bros. Promotes Digital Exec JP Richards to Chief Data Strategist – Variety

Posted: Friday, June 09, 2017

Warner Bros. has promoted its lead digital strategist, JP Richards, to the post of executive vice president, worldwide marketing and chief data strategist. The studio made the announcement Thursday, a week after its highly successful opening of “Wonder Woman.” Warner Bros. parent Time Warner agreed in October to be acquired by AT&T for $85 billion. Richards will report to Blair Rich, president of worldwide marketing. He joined the studio in…

US might expand laptop ban to 71 airports: Homeland Security – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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How to work on an airplane when you can’t use your laptop – CNET

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

If you’re freaking out about the proposed laptop ban on international flights, well, I don’t blame you — especially considering that the ban includes tablets, which would be the logical go-to alternative. Fortunately, nothing is set in stone, so freaking out won’t do you any good. However, you may want to start considering your options should the ban go into effect. Although your productivity may well take a hit if…

15 Small Habits To Help You Overcome Digital Overload – Forbes

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

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Gigabyte’s AERO 15 gaming laptop comes close to displaying the correct colors – TechCrunch

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

The Gigabyte AERO 15 seen here is your usual gaming laptop, but with a twist — a color-corrected screen. While Retina displays on Macs have become the gold standard for laptop displays, Windows machines have instead opted for absurd amounts of pixels or touchscreens — with inconsistent color reproduction and color gamut. Razer is trying to fill this gap with their Blade THX edition and Gigabyte just brought in their entry…

NBC News Teases New Digital Video Unit Dubbed NBC Left Field – Variety

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

NBC News teased a new digital video unit that will focus on producing exclusive programming for social media, publishing on Wednesday a video teaser on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube that likened the launch to the invention of color TV. NBC Left Field promises “creative and important stories straight to your social feed — or wherever you’re watching,” and the video teaser stated that the broadcaster will have “filmmakers, programmers, and journalists…

How to work on an airplane when you can’t use your laptop – CNET

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

If you’re freaking out about the proposed laptop ban on international flights, well, I don’t blame you — especially considering that the ban includes tablets, which would be the logical go-to alternative. Fortunately, nothing is set in stone, so freaking out won’t do you any good. However, you may want to start considering your options should the ban go into effect. Although your productivity may well take a hit if…

How to work on an airplane when you can’t use your laptop – CNET – CNET

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

If you’re freaking out about the proposed laptop ban on international flights, well, I don’t blame you — especially considering that the ban includes tablets, which would be the logical go-to alternative. Fortunately, nothing is set in stone, so freaking out won’t do you any good. However, you may want to start considering your options should the ban go into effect. Although your productivity may well take a hit if…

The US Might Expand the Laptop Ban to Flights From 71 Airports – Fortune

Posted: Thursday, June 08, 2017

The U.S. government might expand a ban on larger electronics like laptops in airplane cabins to flights originating from dozens of airports in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the head of Homeland Security said on Wednesday, though an expansion could be avoided if countries agree to improved security procedures. The U.S. restrictions imposed in March currently cover about 350 flights a week originating from 10 airports, primarily in the…

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