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Apr 19, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Thursday, April 19, 2012

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We've all heard about cloud computing being the wave of the future, but Greenpeace says some companies running cloud services are doing better than others from an environmental stewardship point of view. It has issued a report card on energy and gives Amazon and Apple Fs. Google achieved higher scores for its use of renewable energy sources. The facilities that house cloud computing use a lot of energy, and dropping the coal to plug in something else is much easier said than done. Plus, a look at a new PC game, the highly bleak "Legend of Grimrock."

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Greenpeace says Apple and Amazon have dirty clouds

Apr 19, 2012
Greenpeace says some companies running cloud services are doing better than others from an environmental stewardship point of view. It gives Amazon and Apple Fs. Plus, "The Legend of Grimrock" shows you the fun to be had while trapped in a dungeon.

We’ve all heard about cloud computing being the wave of the future, but Greenpeace says some companies running cloud services are doing better than others from an environmental stewardship point of view. It has issued a report card on energy and gives Amazon and Apple Fs. Google achieved higher scores for its use of renewable energy sources. The facilities that house cloud computing use a lot of energy, and dropping the coal to plug in something else is much easier said than done. Plus, a look at a new PC game, the highly bleak “Legend of Grimrock.”

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