Verizon’s numbers suggest that agencies still lean more heavily on phone-service providers than Internet companies for information. Google Inc., operator of the world’s largest search engine, received fewer than 11,000 requests for user data
Sunset Development, the primary builder of Bishop Ranch, and insurance company MetLife have joined forces to buy the 1.8-million-square-foot AT&T regional headquarters, which is larger than most major shopping centers
Alcatel-Lucent‘s 100G technology will enable the system to ultimately carry capacity in excess of 10Tbit/s, further complementing its ability to carry high volumes of data capacity on the EASSy system, which runs 10,000km from South Africa to Sudan, in support of the continued explosion of data traffic in Africa.
IBM’s cloud strategy looks promising. Data-center expansion and the acquisition of SoftLayer, which offers public cloud virtual servers for as little as $50 per month, will allow Big Blue to capture market share in the promising public cloud segment. At the same time, the company will continue providing mainframe and private cloud solutions to institutional clients.
“For poorer people, Internet access will equal Facebook. That’s not the Internet—that’s being fodder for someone else’s ad-targeting business”