Daily Video: Microsoft Gains Industry Support in Ireland Email Case

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-12-16 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Microsoft gains industry support in Ireland email case; Publishers in Spain want Google News to stay on after all; Sprint apparently won't renew T-Mobile merger bid, despite rumors; and more.

 
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Last summer, Manhattan's U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska ordered the company to turn over Outlook.com emails sought by U.S. Department of Justice that are stored in a data center in Dublin, Ireland.

Smith revealed that on Dec. 15, several groups are filing friend of the court briefs supporting Microsoft's challenge to federal search warrant. The briefs were signed by 28 technology and media companies, including Apple, Amazon, AT&T, Cisco, eBay, HP, National Public Radio and more.

Spanish newspaper publishers want Google to reverse its decision last week to shut Google News down in the country, citing the company's vital role in driving traffic to their sites.

The Spanish Newspaper Publishers' Association, a major proponent of a new copyright law that prompted the Internet giant's decision in the first place, has apparently now asked the Spanish government to persuade Google not to cease its operations in Spain.

Sprint's parent company, Japan's Softbank, is no longer considering a rumored second attempt to acquire T-Mobile U.S. In the past few weeks, a rumor surfaced that Sprint might take another shot at buying its smaller rival to increase Sprint's own footprint in the mobile marketplace.

But a Dec. 12 Reuters report said that recent moves by SoftBank to shrink its Silicon Valley offices suggest that it has abandoned any plans to attempt another buyout bid.

Cray continues to rack up the supercomputing contracts. The latest is a $30 million deal for two supercomputers and two storage systems at a U.S. Navy computing center in Mississippi.

The Department of Defense calls for the installation of two XC40 supercomputers and two Sonexian storage systems at the Navy's Supercomputing Resource Center at the John C. Stennis Space Center.

 
 
 

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