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Amazon Invests in Qualcomm-Backed Israeli Semiconductor Startup

Amazon Web Services has invested in Wiliot, a semiconductor company that focuses on wireless technology that tracks the location of goods during manufacturing
• Wiliot has closed a $30 million Series B funding round, with investment coming from AWS, Samsung Venture, and Avery Dennison
• It plans to announce a battery-free bluetooth sticker-sized sensor tag, which it says can be embedded in the production phase of consumer goods

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Intel Steps Up Its Challenge to Nvidia’s AI Chip Dominance, with Facebook’s Help

Plans to release processors for AI training and inference; still emerging, the latter is expected to become a bigger market than the former.

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Linux's Systemd Hit With Three Security Holes

Red Hat has issued patches for the two most serious security vulnerabilities discovered in Linux’s systemd.

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In the Shutdown, the US Government Is Flirting with Cybersecurity Disaster

Network security is an around-the-clock battle. Agency cybersecurity teams are left with skeleton staff, and many furloughed security experts may not come back.

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Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: January 12, 2019

For your weekend reading, here are some of DCK’s most popular articles this week.

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CERN's New Data Center for the Large Hadron Collider 'beauty' Project

The modular 3MW facility will use free air cooling and is expected to run at PUE 1.1. It will serve a single project, which aims to find out what happened after the Big Bang.

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Four Risks to Physical Data Security That Data Centers Must Consider

Today, data centers are realizing that they must take a holistic approach to data security.

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A New Type of Network Is on the Rise to Combat the Quantum Threat to Encryption

“Quantum-proof” encryption algorithms won’t be entirely quantum-proof. Quantum key distribution networks could be the answer.

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Microsoft Is Expanding Its Virginia Data Center Footprint, But Not in Ashburn

Microsoft is expanding its data center campus in Boydton, a town in southern Virginia
• The campus hosts one of three availability regions for the company’s Azure cloud in the state
• Not counting the latest expansion, Microsoft has invested about $2 billion in the campus, which has been active since 2010, according to a Richmond Times-Dispatch estimate

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Amazon Acquires AWS Backup Solutions Firm CloudEndure

CloudEndure, a provider of AWS backup solutions, cloud disaster recovery and migration, has been acquired by Amazon.

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