Is Twitter Really Building Its Own Data Center?

Twitter will move into its own data center soon as it seeks to scale its social messaging service. Speaking at the Chirp developer conference yesterday in a session on scale, John Adams, a Twitter engineer, laid out Twitter's strategy to keep the fail whale at bay…

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Scotty, We Need More Bandwidth!

A slew of news out this morning ranging from AT&T's $1 billion expansion in its network, to Cisco's update of its unified computing system highlights the need to invest in networking -- both inside the data center and on the long haul fibers between them.…

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Global Telcos Plotting a Skype Rival?

AT&T, in conjunction with some 10-15 incumbent telecom carriers, is plotting to launch a Skype competitor, according to a research report issued this morning by ThinkEquity analyst Anton Wahlman. He argues that big shifts in the telecom landscape are forcing the carriers to think along these lines: Voice has become a losing proposition, and they're losing fixed-line customers at an alarming rate. Continue Reading

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