Hewlett-Packard Company acquires Eucalyptus, names Marten Mickos as cloud head

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Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) has announced that it has acquired cloud platform provider Eucalyptus. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos will be named as the head of HP’s cloud business. He will report directly to HP chairman, president, and CEO Meg Whitman.

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Google Inc invests $145 million in solar plant

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Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is investing $145 million in a Southern California solar project, which could generate enough energy to power 10,000 homes. The 82-megawatt power plant will be built on top of an oil and gas field in Kern County, California as part of a deal with SunEdison — which should generate 650 local jobs. This is Google’s 17th investment in renewable energy since 2010 at over a total of $1.5 billion. “We’re continually looking for newer, bigger and better projects that help us create a clean energy future,” said Google in a blog post.

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Facebook Inc is testing out self-destructing posts

On Mission: Impossible, the missions are provided on tapes that self-destruct after five (or ten seconds). Now Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) is testing something similar with statuses. In the future, you may be able to schedule posts for deletion. The length of time can be set.

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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is spending $50 million to fight ebola

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is going to spend $50 million to fight ebola in West Africa. The funds will be provided to United Nations agencies and several other international organizations to contain the virus.

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T-Mobile’s “Wi-Fi Unleashed” campaign is all about Wi-Fi calling on new smartphones

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Earlier this week, T-Mobile hosted its 7th Un-Carrier event where the “Wi-Fi Unleashed” campaign was announced. All T-Mobile smartphones will be able to use Wi-Fi calling and texting like the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

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4moms raises $41 million in funding

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4moms has raised $41 million in a second round of funding. 4moms is a website that is known for selling innovative baby products like strollers, playpens, etc.

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Macworld has shut down its print publications

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IDG is shutting down the print arm of Macworld, which is its last remaining print publication. Macworld will continue as an online-only publication with a reduced employee count.

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Rumor: Microsoft Corporation is acquiring Minecraft maker for $2 billion

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is rumored to be in talks to acquire Mojang AB, the company behind the Minecraft video game franchise. This deal would value Mojang at over $2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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