IBM Stuffs a Whopping 330TB of Data into a Tiny Cartridge

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IBM just announced a new record in data storage density — 201 gigabits per square inch on a magnetic tape.

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Apple's New Space Station Ready for Takeoff


Apple on Wednesday announced that its long-awaited new headquarters, anchored by a 2.8 million square foot mothership building, is near completion. Named “Apple Park,” the complex will make its official debut in April. The 175-acre campus, which falls somewhere between the Pentagon and an Olympic village in terms of size, is the fulfillment of the dream of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. It will be the new home for more than 12,000 corporate employees. It will take about six months for staff to relocate to the campus.

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San Francisco, tech industry clash over 'tech tax'

San Francisco, home to Twitter (TWTR, Tech30), Square (SQ), Salesforce (CRM, Tech30) and Uber, is weighing a proposal that would require technology companies to pay a 1.5% payroll tax, which would be used to fund efforts to combat the city’s growing homeless problem.

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Massive sliding glass doors now being installed at Apple's new flagship Union Square San Francisco store

Article Image Apple’s new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco is now nearly structurally complete as massive, movable glass doors are being installed to its front, three blocks away from the company’s existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location is slated replace this summer).

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Square's Apple Pay-ready NFC reader goes on sale at US Apple Stores

Article Image The Square Contactless and Chip Reader — compatible with Apple Pay — arrived at U.S. Apple Stores on Wednesday, and should soon be available through Apple’s online storefront.

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Apple buys former Maxim chip fab in North San Jose, neighboring Samsung Semiconductor

Article Image Apple just paid $18.2 million for a small 70,000 square foot silicon chip fab, formerly owned by Samsung, located in North San Jose, California, about a 20 minute drive from its current Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino.

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Square launches NFC mobile card reader with Apple Pay support

Article Image Square on Monday officially launched a new mobile card reader compatible with Apple Pay, something that could potentially boost the latter platform’s support outside of major retail chains.

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Half a Dorsey May Mean Trouble for IPO-Bound Square


Square on Wednesday announced that it had registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its long-expected initial public offering. A startup that specializes in electronic payments, Square has been operating in the red. It plans to raise up to $275 million in its IPO, it disclosed. However, market conditions currently are not considered very favorable for IPOs. Square’s news made a few heads turn, coming just days after cofounder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced a big move at Twitter — which he also cofounded and where he’s also CEO.

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Apple's new San Francisco, Union Square store tops out its steel skeleton

Article Image Apple’s new flagship retail store in San Francisco’s Union Square shopping district has now topped out its metal frame, providing this weekend’s iPhone 6s shoppers with a glimpse of where they will soon line up for their next Apple product.

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Square launches Appointments iPhone app for booking, managing clients

Mobile payment firm Square on Thursday launched Square Appointments, a combination service and iPhone app for businesses dependent on client bookings.

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Square Cash quick mobile money transfers come to Apple Watch

Square on Tuesday released a new version of its Square Cash iPhone app, bringing the platform’s quick money transfers to the Apple Watch.

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Apple inks deal for first major office space in San Francisco

Apple has reportedly signed a deal to lease 76,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood, marking its first real push into the city’s office market.

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New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple’s new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company’s existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).



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Apple leases 26K-square-foot space in Pittsburgh for unknown project

Apple has leased one and a half floors, or about 26,000 square feet of floor space, of a mixed use development currently under construction in Pittsburgh, though the company’s plans for the facility are unknown, a report said Thursday.



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Site cleared for Apple's new flagship retail store at San Francisco's Union Square

Apple’s efforts to build a large new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco have nearly completed the demolition of the existing building on the site, where little remains apart from a concrete foundation, steps and a folk art fountain that will be relocated as part of the construction project.



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Square Reshapes Itself for Small Businesses


Square on Monday introduced two new services for small businesses: instant deposits; and protection for disputed purchases. Square, which six years ago began offering square-shaped mobile credit card readers for smartphones and tablets, has shifted its focus away from point-of-sale operations and toward data collection. The company processes millions of credit card swipes daily. Square has faced increased competition from Amazon, First Data and PayPal, all of which provide credit card readers and accompanying services.

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Square Cash adds location awareness, Amazon Instant Video gets UI enhancements

Users of popular money-sending service Square Cash can now use their iPhone’s location services to quickly locate nearby recipients, while fans of Amazon Instant Video will find a number of new user interface enhancements designed to make viewing better.



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Square reportedly declined $3B Apple acquisition offer

Following news that payments company Square recently gathered another $100 million in funding, a report on Friday claims the firm declined an offer to join Apple reportedly worth some $3 billion.



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Is Square Mobile Payments in Trouble?


The story of Square mobile-payments may surprise you. Imagine swiping customer credit cards on your iPhone, iPad or Android. We have all heard the magical stories about a brilliant idea sketched on a napkin that turned into the next big success in business. While these things do happen, more often the bubble bursts. It’s just a matter of when. Is that what is starting to happen with Square? Much too often, short-term brilliant ideas seem to fade and long-term success is fleeting.

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