News Summary: Facebook launches servers outside US

News Summary: Facebook launches servers in Sweden, first ones outside US

Associated Press

NEW SERVERS: Facebook started processing data through its first server farm outside the United States, on the edge of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.

THE RATIONALE: The company said the new servers should improve the social network's performance in Europe.

OVERSEAS IMPACT: The new servers reflect the growing international presence of the California company, which counts 1.1 billion users worldwide.

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