Posted Jun. 26, 2014 at 7:44 a.m.

China firms turn on IBM, EMC; Cree-Walgreens deal; Google removing some results; Nortel bankruptcy update

Published: 2014-06-26 07:44:20
Updated: 2014-06-26 07:44:20


In today's Bulldog wrapup:

  • Chinese firms are turning away from IBM, Oracle and EMC
  • Cree makes a deal with Walgreens
  • Google begins removing some search results in Europe
  • Nortel's bankruptcy case drags on.

The headlines:

  • Saying no to IBM, EMC in China

BEIJING - Caixin, a media group based in Beijing, is reporting that some Chinese ecommerce and banks are turning away from IBM, Oracle and EMC.

These firms "are scrapping hardware and uninstalling software for mainframe servers made by American suppliers in favor of homegrown brands said to be safe, advanced and a lot less expensive," the news service says.

Read the full report online.

  • Cree LEDS Light Up Walgreens

DURHAM, N.C. - Durham-based Cree has struck a deal with Walgreens to provide LED lighting in the chain's stores. 

The first deployment has been made at a store in Goodyear, Ariz. 

  “Cree’s products deliver among the best light levels in the industry matched with superior efficacy, which helps lower our total cost of ownership since less power is needed to illuminate all levels of our shelves over alternative light fixtures,” said Jamie Meyers, manager of sustainability for Walgreens. “We had been looking to add LED technology to our corporate sustainability program for a while, and with the successful Cree lighting implementation at the Goodyear store, it’s clear that it’s time to roll this out on a larger level. We are planning to incorporate LED lighting into all of our new stores moving forward.”

  • Google begins removing some results in Europe

AMSTERDAM - Google has begun deleting some search results at the request of users, following a May court ruling that European Union citizens have a right to ask for the removal of irrelevant or embarrassing personal information that pops up on a search of their names.

Several weeks after the ruling by the European Court of Justice on the so-called "right to be forgotten," the company set up an online interface for users to register complaints.

Google spokesman Al Verney confirmed Thursday the company began taking down some results this week, but it has a backlog to work through. He said "each request has to be assessed individually."

Google is only deleting information that appears on its own results pages. It has no control over information on websites.

  • No Quick Settlement in Nortel Bankruptcy

 NEW YORK - A "showdown" in July is the next step in the ongoing trial to settle claims in Nortel's massive bankruptcy.

Some $7.3 billion is at stake. A trial started in May and ended on June 24 in Toronto.

But as Dow Jones Bankruptcy news reports, a resolution is several months away.

The story is available online.

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