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Apple Preps Danish Datacentre

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Apple Preps Danish Datacentre

Construction starts on the Apple datacentre in Denmark-- part of a $2 billion investment in Europe by the iPhone maker when combined with the company's upcoming Irish datacentre.

As the Copenhagen Post reports the Denmark facility is based in Foulum, a small town outside of the city of Viborg in central Jutland. It covers 166000 square metres and is described as the "largest foreign capital investment in Danish history." Apple projects an operational launch date for sometime in 2017, even if construction should continue until 2026.

Foulum houses the agricultural research facilities of Aarhus University-- a relevant fact, since Apple is teaming up with the university on a research and development project on the conversion of biogas into electricity through the use of fuel cells and agricultural waste.

“The new partnership is a good example that [ministry investment organisation] Invest in Denmark’s targeted efforts to attract datacentre investments to Denmark is producing excellent results," Danish foreign minister Kristian Jensen says. "It also illustrates that datacentre investors often wish to contribute to research into and the expansion of the renewable energy capacity in Denmark to the benefit of everyone."

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Lenovo to Buy Fujitsu PC Business?

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Lenovo to Buy Fujitsu PC Business?

Fujitsu plans to hand over the its PC business to Lenovo as part of refocus on higher-priority efforts, the Nikkei Asian Review reports-- and the companies hope to reach a deal some time on October 2016.

The company did release a statement on the matter, but it appears to neither confirm nor deny the story. Instead it simply says Fujitsu is "currently considering various possibilities, including what is being reported, but a decision has not yet been made."

In turn, Nikkei claims the two companies have two proposals for the Fujitsu PC business-- either the transfer of Fujitsu PC design, development and manufacturing operations to a Lenovo-led joint venture, or Lenovo taking a majority stake in the Fujitsu PC subsidiary. Either decision moves 2000 employees from Fujitsu to Lenovo.

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Peerless-AV and Almoe Digital Solution partner for GITEX 2016

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Peerless-AV and Almoe Digital Solution partner for GITEX 2016

Peerless-AV and Almoe Digital Solutions, distributor of AV and IT products and supplier of customised business technology solutions across the UAE, announce their new partnership-- and the launch of new solutions at the 36th Gitex Technology Week (at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 16th to 20th October).

On the Almoe Digital Solutions stand, Peerless-AV will be exhibiting a range of versatile and installer-friendly video wall mounts and kiosk solutions to GITEX's international audience of more than 146,000 professionals.

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Apple Moves London HQ to Battersea Power Station

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Apple Moves London HQ to Battersea Power Station

Apple takes over a famed "cathedral of power" as it announces plans to move 1400 staff from 8 locations in London to the restored Battersea power station, making it one of the biggest Apple sites outside of the US.

The iPhone maker will occupy all top 6 office floors in the Grade II listed building, which has stood derilict for 33 years on the bank of the Thames. The actual move to the building should take place in 2021, and makes Apple the biggest single tenant in the 42-acre complex comprising homes, offices, shops and leisure facilities.

“This is a great opportunity to have our entire team working and collaborating in one location while supporting the renovation of a neighborhood rich with history,” an Apple statement to the Evening Standard reads.

Apple's European HQ will remain in Cork, Ireland, where it employs around 6000 people. The company has 2530 staff in the British capital, 1100 of which work in its retail operations. Its biggest London office is in Hanover Street, Mayfair, near the flagship Regent Street store.

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A New McAfee is Born: Intel Sells Majority Stake

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A New McAfee is Born: Intel Sells Majority Stake

Intel sells 51% of its security business to private equity firm TPG to create an independent company in a deal worth about $4.2 billion.

While Intel paid $7.6 billion for McAfee in 2010, the $3.4 billion difference belies the fact that the security unit is still financially strong and Intel's minority position should generate cash for some years to come.

Last quarter it generated $537 million, a 10% revenue increase over the same 2015 period, and through the first half of 2016, revenue grew 11% to $1.1 billion. 

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