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Microsoft to Open European Data Centres

November 11th, 2015

Episode 551 of 1091 episodes

The firm will build new data centres in Germany to shield customers from US government surveillance. James Vincent from technology website The Verge brings us the details. Also in the programme, China's Singles Day has supposedly become the world's biggest online shopping day. We ask Anne Stevenson-Yang, who runs an investment research company in China, if the hype is justified. And we head to the Philippines to hear about the precarious existence of millions of small businesses there, as well as efforts to help them. (Picture: Data centre. Picture credit: Thinkstock.)

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