Seagate: Users who require larger storage capacity can now benefit from Seagate’s new 10TB desktop hard drive offerings. Spanning three different products, the Barracuda Pro, the IronWolf and the SkyHawk, the new Guardian series includes the highest capacity consumer hard drives available.
The Barracuda Pro 10TB high-performance desktop drive spins at 7,2000 RPM, representing an affordable solution for those seeking high-capacity storage. It is currently available at an estimated retail price of $534.99 USD and comes with a five-year warranty.
Yahoo: Yahoo released the latest sets of facts and data about its performance leading up to what may be the final round of bids for the group next week. Although the group’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, reported a $0.1 billion increase in sales and a profit of 9 cents a share, it wasn’t all positive news. Mayer also announced a $482 million reduction in the book value of Tumblr, which Yahoo purchased for $1.1 billion in 2013. It’s no surprise that rumors are abound as to whether Yahoo’s bid to sell itself is backed by any real effort. The major players who were in the mix for purchasing Yahoo’s Internet division included Verizon and the founder of Quicken Loans, Dan Gilbert. Finally, it was Verizon who won the bid for $4.83 billion.
SoftBank: Britain’s semiconductor giant, ARM Holdings, was purchased by the Japanese firm Softbank this week for $32 billion USD. A leading name in mobile computing and design technology, the Cambridge-based firm manufactures chips that are found in many leading brand mobile devices. This, in combination with opportunities to extend the group’s offerings to more devices in the future, such as household appliances and motor vehicles, means ARM represents a major opportunity for SoftBank to tap into the huge potential of the Internet of Things.