How France’s SFR used a ‘chocolate factory’ to launch a European cloud

France’s second largest carrier, SFR, came to VentureBeat’s CloudBeat last year, and went away with a clear strategy on how to launch an Amazon.com competitor in France. SFR’s Benjamin Revcolevschi explains here how his team arrived back in France, and executed the strategy through an extraordinary change in corporate culture, i.e., by building a “Chocolate Factory” within a $12 billion revenue behemoth….

Desperately seeking Google: Facebook’s open-hardware crusade is still missing its biggest player

When Facebook decided to open-source the hardware that makes its data centers some of the most energy-efficient and innovative in the tech industry, others tech giants were eager to join in and open-source their Internet hardware as well. But not the biggest do-gooder, greenster, data center magnate of them all: Google.