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Samsung data center fire causes service outage for apps, websites

04/21, 6:39am

No reported fatalities in South Korean data center fire

A number of Samsung online services were unavailable for several hours this weekend, after major incident at a Samsung data center used for backing-up data. A fire at the Samsung SDS building in Gwacheon, South Korea caused the outage, which reportedly affected smartphones, tablets, and Smart TV apps that connect to the center in order to function, with services restored hours later.

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Fire at Internet Archive causes $600,000 of equipment, building damage

11/07, 11:21am

Non-profit asking for donations to continue scanning efforts

A fire at a building owned by the Internet Archive, the non-profit behind the Wayback Machine, has caused an estimated $600,000 of damage. The organization's scanning center in San Francisco caught fire at 3:30am, and while no-one was hurt nor any data lost by the incident, the building and equipment used for scanning and digitization were all damaged.

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Amazon has most publishers for Kindle Fire tablet

09/26, 4:45pm

Amazon has 3 tablet pubs, gives subscrber data

Amazon has three out of the major four US publishers onboard for its Kindle tablet launch this Wednesday, tipsters disclosed Monday alongside details of the tablet itself. They briefed AllThingsD that Condé Nast, Hearst, and Meredith will all supply magazines to the Android device. Time, already on the iPad, is in stalled talks but could be available by the end of 2011.

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