Microsoft to speed up Bing with FPGAs next year

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 Microsoft moves from experiment to deployment of FPGAs to deliver faster search results. It started off as an experiment, but Microsoft now wants to speed up and return more accurate Bing search results with the help of reconfigurable chips called FPGAs (field-programmable gate arrays) in…

Twitter sets the stage for video ads

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By Zach Miners, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 A new program, now in beta, allows for paid video content in people’s feeds. Twitter is looking to boost its advertising business by letting more businesses pay to include video in their tweets. The company on Tuesday announced the beta test of a new advertising…

Virgin Media UK Lab Testing 10Gbps DOCSIS 3.1 Broadband Upgrade

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 21st, 2014 Cable operator Virgin Media has confirmed to ISPreview.co.uk that they’re currently lab testing the next generation DOCSIS 3.1 cable network standard, which could one day be used to deliver broadband download speeds of up to 10Gbps (Gigabits per second) and uploads of 1Gbps+ over their predominantly…