back to article Brit data centre pioneer BladeRoom prevails in trade secrets theft case

Facebook's open data centre initiative used stolen British know-how, a Californian jury ruled yesterday. Cheltenham-based BladeRoom was awarded £30m in damages against industrial multinational Emerson, for its role in constructing a bit barn for the social network. BladeRoom claimed that Facebook had taken the designs of its …

  1. LenG

    Surprised?

    Facebook is all about sharing anybody's data in any way which allows it to make a profit.

  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge
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    Well done. I hope they got considerably more out of FaceBook.

    Since they have considerably more to give.

  3. Wolfclaw Silver badge

    Surprised US gov and law enforcement didn't Trump us some charges with it being a British v USA firm, as in HP v Autonomy !

    1. Roland6 Silver badge

      Can Emerson appeal this judgement?

      Until the appeals path is closed down then I would wait a bit before claiming a success...

  4. tedcatchpole

    I have a job interview with this company in the morning

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