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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Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology

Disney has received a patent for foot recognition technology that could be used to improve the guest experience at the entertainment giant’s theme parks.

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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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3 Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Doing it Right Online


Christmas came late, or not at all, for many retailers in 2013, with holiday foot traffic down by nearly 50 percent compared to just three years earlier. Many brick-and-mortar stores are on a knife’s edge. The closing of Best Buy and Sears stores around the U.S. suggests that the retail giants of the past decades are vulnerable to shifting trends, including the move to digital commerce. Worldwide B2C e-commerce sales will increase by 20.1 percent this year to reach $1.5 trillion. In three years, the category will hit $2.4 trillion.

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3 Brick-and-Mortar Retailers Doing it Right Online


Christmas came late, or not at all, for many retailers in 2013, with holiday foot traffic down by nearly 50 percent compared to just three years earlier. Many brick-and-mortar stores are on a knife’s edge. The closing of Best Buy and Sears stores around the U.S. suggests that the retail giants of the past decades are vulnerable to shifting trends, including the move to digital commerce. Worldwide B2C e-commerce sales will increase by 20.1 percent this year to reach $1.5 trillion. In three years, the category will hit $2.4 trillion.

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