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Episode 114: Antitrust the process

May 21, 2019

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Cloud computing brings big data centers, but few jobs

Hayley Hershman Sep 23, 2016
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Google's two new computing centers are seen June 15, 2006 in The Dalles, Oregon. The centers, each the size of a football field, are located in the small Oregon town of 12,000, 80 miles east of Portland.
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Data centers are opening across the country, often in small, rural areas. They help you binge watch, back up your photos and let you collaborate on work. Quentin Hardy wrote about them in the New York Times. He explains that companies like Microsoft and Apple are spending big bucks on these facilities, but hardly any jobs are coming with the new developments. Hardy says it’s not all bad news — the green energy industry is getting a nice boost.

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