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India sets record with largest ever blackout

By Wed, Aug 01, 2012 7:27PM UTC Comments Off pic: auralninja (Flickr CC)

Yesterday afternoon, a second wide-scale power outage swept India’s northern, eastern and northeastern grids, resulting in the most severe, widespread blackout the world has ever seen. More than half the population of the Earth’s second most populous country were affected by the grid failures. 700 million people (about 10% of the world) without power in...

Japan smashes Twitter record on New Year’s Eve

By Mon, Jan 10, 2011 11:30AM UTC 4 Comments Japan smashes Twitter record on New Year’s Eve

Japan was arguably Twitter’s finest success story in 2010.┬áIts user base in the country grew significantly last year, overtaking Indonesia as Asia’s biggest market while new CEO Dick Costello lauded the company’s approach and success in the market as a model for future success. The new year has begun much as it finished for Twitter...