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Google Expands in North Carolina, Will Boost Renewables

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Google today announced a major expansion of its data center campus in North Carolina, saying it will spend $600 million to build new server farms. The search giant also said it will use its purchasing power to jump-start a renewable energy program for Duke Energy, the utility that provides electricity to the Lenoir facility. Read More

Why Does Gmail Go Down?

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There have been a number of Gmail outages over the years, usually involving software updates or networking issues. Here’s a look at these outages, and what they may tell us about today’s issues. Read More

Iowa Boom: More Google Investment, New Mega-Project Looms

An overhead view of the server infrastructure in Google's data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. (Photo: Connie Zhou for Google)

Iowa’s data center boom is kicking into a higher gear. Google is investing in more wind power in Iowa, and also set to unveil additional investment at its data center in Council Bluffs. Meanwhile, officials in Altoona are seeking to land a $1.5 billion project from a mystery company. Read More

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