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All posts tagged "north carolina"


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Apple's North Carolina Data Center on Google Maps

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 08:49 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/this-is-wh...-from-satellite

"While most of the mystery of Apple's North Carolina data super center comes from the fact that we're still not really sure what Cupertino will be using it for, let's not underestimate another contributing factor to the intrigue: the fact that Apple's Maiden, North Carolina data center appears as a big, gaping hole in the Earth under Google Maps. But no longer!"

It had been under cloud cover at Apple's request, so now that the WWDC is less than a week away, Google was given the go ahead to unveil it to the world. Ok. Big white building. But we now know that it does exist.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Apple "Burned" by Greenpeace Report

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 01:15 PM

http://gigaom.com/apple/apple-burne...(GigaOM:+Apple)

"Apple came in at the bottom of a new report from Greenpeace (which is being presented at Green:Net today) detailing the energy choices made by major IT companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook and more."

The report is available here and is called "How Dirty is Your Data?" In it, Greenpeace slams Apple mainly because the location of their new data center is in North Carolina, the heart of coal country, thus making it more reliant on fossil fuels than if they had built it in another more eco-friendly location. Greenpeace was quick to add that we shouldn't make too much of this report yet since Apple hasn't even started using this new center so the figures used are estimates. Seems rather silly to even put out the report if you can't base it on facts. Yes, I realize due to the location that the odds are certainly that fossil fuel will provide the power but we don't even know what kinds of ways Apple is going to mitigate this so why not wait until we get the facts. Inconvenient I suppose.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Pics of Apple's NC Data Center

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/aerial-foo...w+(Cult+of+Mac)

"Aerial footage of Apple's massive data center in rural North Carolina clearly show how large the $1 billion complex is. Shot recently by a local realtor, the footage shows a massive facility the size of a shopping mall."

One of these days I'll have to drive to The Dalles, about 30 minutes from where I live, and take some photos to post here of Googles Data Center. That is if I can get close enough with the tight security they have there. Impressive structure here, and it certainly seems to be bigger than the one in The Dalles, but Google has 3 or 4 large buildings instead of one massive structure like this one.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

From The Cloud to Brick and Mortar

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.loopinsight.com/2009/07/...ortar-business/

"Charleston, SC-based Slicker is taking its iPhone app to the streets, literally. The iPhone developer on Tuesday opened a brick and mortar location and is using its iPhone app as the basis for the business."

Slicker is a company that makes self-guided walking tour applications for various cities, including Charleston, and has been "recognized as one of the picks of the week and staff favorites by Apple." What the developer plans on doing with his brick and mortar location is renting iPods that have the application loaded, so tourists can take a step by step tour of the historic areas of the city, which is where the storefront is located. Interesting concept and I think this will work out well for him. This is one app where a storefront actually makes sense, in my opinion anyway.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

North Carolina Turns Into Apple Country

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.9to5mac.com/Apple-north-carolina

"The rumors have been swirling for weeks, but as per the Governor's words, it is official. Gov. Beverly Perdue signed the incentives bill targeting Apple into law today."

And here are the Governor's words: "North Carolina continues to be a prime location for growing and expanding global technology companies," Perdue said in a news release. "We welcome Apple to North Carolina and look forward to working with the company as it begins providing a significant economic boost to local communities and the state."

The data center for Apple is supposed to employ 50 or so people full-time, and made possible by the tax break that is said to be worth close to $46 million USD over the next 10 years. The bonus is if they keep the server farm in place for 30 years because then the savings in corporate taxes jump to over $300 million USD. Seems like a lot of money for 50 jobs doesn't it? But perhaps with the jobs created in building this facility and the small businesses that may benefit from being close to this facility it may have penciled out for them. 

 


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