Alibaba’s cloud business has built a data center cooled by lake water

  AliCloud, the cloud computing division of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, has built a new data center that has the interesting distinction of being cooled by water from a nearby lake. It’s just the latest in a string of advances and progressive designs for giant computing facilities over the past several years, as Internet […]

New boss, old tune: Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer reviewing strategy

In an SEC filing, Yahoo’s newly-appointed CEO hints at a restructuring and a new plan for the billions it expects from the company’s stake in Alibaba. Yahoo’s new CEO, Marissa Mayer, says in an SEC filing that she might restructure the business and, as a result, might not give back to shareholders the billions in […]

Yahoo looks for ways to shed Japanese namesake

Yahoo is currently in discussions with Yahoo Japan to sell off its share in the Asian company. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Yahoo Japan Chief Financial Officer Akira Kajikawa said that Yahoo is trying to “finalize the mechanism [for selling its stake] and we are cooperating with them,” according to The Wall Street Journal, which was […]