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IBM bags $700m services and infrastructure contract with Etihad Airways

IBM has signed a $700m deal with Etihad Airways to provide IT services and infrastructure over the next 10 years. Big Blue's agreement includes the development and operation of a cloud data centre in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, for which state-owned Etihad Airways is a flag carrier. IBM stated that its …

SUPERSIZE ME: Nokia unveils Surface rival and 2 plumped-up phablets

Nokia World Nokia announced a rival to its new owner’s Surface RT tablets today, along with its first two phablets, aka phondleslabs, at the final Nokia World partner event in Abu Dhabi today. Nokia also disclosed that Vine and Instagram are coming to Windows Phone, making it a little easier to sell to that vital demographic of self- …
Andrew Orlowski, 22 Oct 2013
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AMD revs Opterons up to 6300 for fat x86 servers

Customers using big ol' fat x86 servers didn't have much to jump for joy about this year. There just isn't a lot going on. But to make things interesting, AMD is now goosing the performance of its top-end parts with the launch of its "Abu Dhabi" Opteron 6300s, which sport the "Piledriver" cores that already debuted in the FX …

AMD slips modest speed bump into 'Abu Dhabi' Opterons

Abu Dhabi, the Middle Eastern country that created the investment vehicle that bought the foundry business from AMD, is likely a bigger deal to the future of the chip maker than the forthcoming "Abu Dhabi" Opteron processors, especially if you look at those CPUs' clock speeds. Not that AMD made any promises of big clock-speed …
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UAE looks to block BlackBerry mail, again

Small companies in the UAE will no longer be permitted to use BlackBerry email services, according to local reports, and access will be cut off in the next two weeks. The National, an Abu Dhabi paper, tells us that the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority has issued guidelines saying that any company with fewer than 20 …
Bill Ray, 18 Apr 2011
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ATIC pumps another $2.8bn into GlobalFoundries

GlobalFoundries, the wafer-baking spin-out from Advanced Micro Devices, has received another cash boost as it ramps up production of new chip processes and expands beyond fabbing chips for companies other than AMD. Parent company Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) is pumping $2.8bn more into two of the outfit's …
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ATIC ponies up $3.9bn to buy Chartered

First AMD's foundry biz, and now Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing. Who will be next? The Emirate of Abu Dhabi has lots of money, lots of sand, and lots of hydrocarbons that can presumably be made into nanotubes and other future computing technology when oil becomes scarce enough that carbon computing might be …
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AMD: 'At heart, we're a design company'

Calling AMD a chipmaker is no longer accurate. The proper term is chip designer and seller. Today was Advanced Micro Devices first day of business without its chip foundry. In the short term, little will change between AMD, the chip designer, and the Foundry Company, the chip fabrication outfit the company has spun out. But …
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Abu Dhabi emir rescues Thames Estuary mega-windfarm

The government of Abu Dhabi has stepped in to rescue the financially-troubled London Array mega-windfarm project, intended to build a massive forest of turbines in the middle of the Thames estuary. In a deal inked today, the Masdar Initiative of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (ADFEC) acquired 20 per cent of the Array …
Lewis Page, 16 Oct 2008
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Intel shakes AMD's chip-fabbing baby

AMD's plans to spin its debt-dependent chip manufacturing biz into a separate entity may free the chipmaker from a considerable financial burden, but old rivalries with Intel will assure things don't go down without a hitch. AMD intends to own 44.4 per cent of a new chip fabbing company, tentatively called The Foundry …
Austin Modine, 9 Oct 2008
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UN email hacker jailed

A worker who hacked into his UN diplomat boss's email account has been jailed for three months. The 24-year-old Egyptian was jailed in Abu Dhabi after he was convicted of breaking into a personal email account set up by a UN worker from the UAE and threatening to expose her sensitive private information, ArabianBusiness.com …
John Leyden, 3 Sep 2008

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