Wikipedia article of the day for February 14, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

The Wikipedia article of the day for February 14, 2019 is Chains of Love (TV series).
Chains of Love is an American dating game show that aired for six episodes in April and May 2001 on the United Paramount Network (UPN). Adapted from a Dutch television series, it presents a man or woman who is chained to four members of the opposite sex over four days and nights. This person, identified as the Picker, is given $10,000 and can remove three contestants one at a time. The Picker can give a portion of the money to each eliminated participant. When left with a single partner, the Picker can choose to either split the money or keep it. Madison Michele (pictured) hosted each episode. Originally ordered by NBC, UPN produced it as part of its campaign to run more unscripted programming to boost the network’s ratings. Media outlets have identified Chains of Love as part of a renaissance in reality television. The [...]  read more

Google plans US expansion for 2019

Google has announced that it will spend $13bn to build new data centers and offices as it expands its presence across several key locations in the US.

The company’s CEO Sundar Pichai explained in a blog post that the search giant will open new data centers in Nevada, Ohio, Texas and Nebraska. 

This will be Google’s first time having infrastructure locations in those states and it will also be adding staff to its existing offices.

In Virginia, the company plans to double its workforce, add more data center space and open a new office. Google’s New York campus at Hudson Square will also be expanded as it looks to build up its power on the East Coast.

New US data centers

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New US data centers

As the cloud wars between Amazon, Microsoft and Google heat up, Google’s decision to bolster its cloud computing division by building more data centers makes a great deal of sense especially as Google search, Gmail and YouTube all rely on its data centers as well.

Pichai also stressed that its new data centers would [...]  read more