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The iPhone maker has announced the construction of two additional data centers in Europe, both of which will rely on renewable energy and sustainable development.
Microsoft has stated that they will be building new data centers in India to help create a local footprint in the second largest country by population in an effort to boost cloud adoption.
Microsoft and three partners have been awarded $5m to fund research into fuel cells that, it is hoped, will lead to more energy-efficient datacenters - and many more applications in the wider world.
Google has been constructing a huge four story building on a barge in the San Francisco Bay, but the company is keeping its contents a secret. However, the structure may end up never being used.
Microsoft will run a small data center based in Cheyenne, Wyoming from energy created from a biogas setup in a pilot project that will launch sometime in March 2013.
In a new blog post, Microsoft has defended its energy practices that it uses for its data centers and says it is working harder to make its centers more energy efficient.
A new report claims that Microsoft deliberately wasted "millions of watts of electricity" at a data center in Washington in order to avoid paying a $210,000 fine for overestimating its power use.
Data centers could be mankind's most wasteful invention since the Hummer. By running at full power 24/7, they're wasting more energy than you'll use in a lifetime, and that's just for idling.
Two Greenpeace demonstrators dressed as iPhones ended up getting arrested in front of Apple's Cupertino HQ after projecting anti-Apple messages and climbing into a 'pod' bearing the Apple logo.