As an example NY State gave $1.37 billion in financial incentives to GlobalFoundries in order for them to locate a plant there. These included $665 million in capital. That was one plant. Semiconductor manufacturing plants typically double in price with each manufacturing node generation. The commission wants to fund 450mm plants which will be a helluva more expensive. All those billions will probably only be enough to fund 2-3 leading edge fabs.
Most of the money will likely go to GlobalFoundries and Siemens in Dresden and STMicro in Grenoble. My guess is the EU Commission will grant the funds to any corporation willing to erect a manufacturing plant in those places. It does not necessarily need to have their corporate headquarters in the EU.
The rest of the money will likely go to the Netherlands in order for ASML to create the next generation lithography tools.
IBM used to manufacture disk drives but they sold that off a long time ago.
Yeah and then NCR grew irrelevant while SGI went bankrupt.
Apple has their own ads solution as well. In fact they developed it after they figured out someone else was making money with apps than they were. The horror!
Is it too much to consider that if that person could be found on Facebook you most likely wouldn't bother going to the police at all?
Any public file sharing system is liable to be abused period. This includes version control systems. It is no excuse for yanking the service. FWIW I have never seen people abuse either of those services for file serving.
Were it not for Android Google would risk losing market share in their existing search engine and ads markets as Apple and other companies served as a gatekeeper to the Internet. So yeah the investment makes sense. They did pay an outrageous amount of cash to buy Motorola but then again other companies have spent more cash on software acquisitions of even more dubious value.
True. But Google Drive is not exactly known for easy to read URLs.
Because it is a crap policy. A lot of people will want binaries or packages rather than download source code. Many people do not even have a versioning system installed or will want to download the latest stable source code rather than muck around with an unstable internal development milestone.
Its called Wikipedia dude.
Actually they changed their e-mail interface recently. It seems to have lost some features however. I particularly liked the old feature where you could have more than one alias for the same account : helped to reduce spam. I haven't seen this feature elsewhere. At one time I used Yahoo as my primary e-mail account. I only stopped using it because of the e-mail quota limits were much lower than gmail back then. I used to backup my e-mail every month but with gmail I have grown too lazy to do it raising the barrier to changing e-mail providers.
Back in 1996 there wasn't Altavista but there were other search engines like Lycos (crap) and Hotbot (actually quite good).
Sometimes I wonder how Cisco even has a business today. The powers that be must be getting nervous with all the recent trashtalk against Huawei and the like.
Google and IBM sure. Those are clearly successful companies which produce viable goods and services. But IBM does not handle its aquisitions particularly well either.
That clearly explains the success of Linux kernel development with its centralized location and excellent eye to eye developer contract vias a vias the Microsoft NT kernel development team. Nope. Actually it doesn't.