Fukushima’s Nuclear Signature Found In California Wine

An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: Is it possible to see the effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in California wines produced at the time? Today we get an answer, thanks to a study carried out by french pharmacologist Philippe Hubert and a couple of colleagues. “In January 2017, we came across a series of Californian wines (Cabernet Sauvignon) from vintage 2009 to 2012,” say Hubert…

July 19, 2018
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Internal documents show Amazon’s struggles to fix Prime Day outages as an internal system broke down and engineers scrambled to scavenge hardware (Eugene Kim/CNBC)

July 19, 2018

Eugene Kim / CNBC: Internal documents show Amazon’s struggles to fix Prime Day outages as an internal system broke down and engineers scrambled to scavenge hardware  —  – Amazon wasn’t able to handle the traffic surge and failed to secure enough servers to meet the demand on Prime Day, according to expert review of internal documents obtained by CNBC. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Microsoft surpasses $100B in full-year revenue and beats analyst estimates for Q4; Productivity and Businesses revenue rose 13% YoY to $9.7B (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

July 19, 2018

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Microsoft surpasses $100B in full-year revenue and beats analyst estimates for Q4; Productivity and Businesses revenue rose 13% YoY to $9.7B  —  Microsoft today reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2018, including revenue of $x billion, net income of $8.9 billion … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Google’s Loon Brings Internet-By-Balloon To Kenya

A network of giant balloons will soon bring internet access to remote regions of rural Kenya. From a report: Google’s sister-company Loon has announced its first commercial deal: partnering with Telkom Kenya to deliver connectivity to the region. The firm’s antennae-dangling fleet will ride the wind high above parts of the African country. But experts have warned that the partnership could lead to a communications monopoly. Read more of this…

July 19, 2018
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Sources: Mark Zuckerberg called Trump to congratulate him after his election victory; Facebook has privately praised Trump campaign’s use of its platform (BuzzFeed News)

July 19, 2018

BuzzFeed News: Sources: Mark Zuckerberg called Trump to congratulate him after his election victory; Facebook has privately praised Trump campaign’s use of its platform  —  In the days following Donald Trump’s election victory over Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg placed a secret … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Microsoft Q4: $30.1B in revenue, up 17% YoY; operating income up 35% YoY to $10.4B; Intelligent Cloud revenue up 23% YoY to $9.6B and Azure revenue up 89% YoY (Microsoft)

July 19, 2018

Microsoft: Microsoft Q4: $30.1B in revenue, up 17% YoY; operating income up 35% YoY to $10.4B; Intelligent Cloud revenue up 23% YoY to $9.6B and Azure revenue up 89% YoY  —  Microsoft Cloud Drives Record Fourth Quarter Results  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 19, 2018 — Microsoft Corp. today announced … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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