For the last several months, Apple has been exploring locations for a new campus focusing on technical support, and according to new reports, sites in North Carolina and Northern Virginia are under consideration.
The Washington Post says Apple has explored opening a campus for 20,000 employees in Northern Virginia, an area Amazon is also considering for its new campus.
Image of Apple Park via drone pilot Duncan Sinfield Apple told economic development officials in Northern Virginia that it is seeking four million square feet of space to accommodate 20,000 jobs, and officials proposed several potential sites. The sites proposed by Northam’s staff for Apple [...]
Uber in June announced plans for a „180 Days of Change“ initiative that added a new long-desired tipping feature for drivers.
Tipping was initially limited to Seattle, Minneapolis, and Houston, but Uber said tips would be available to all U.S. drivers by the end of July, and the company is making good on that promise.
Starting today, tipping is rolling out in 121 cities across North America, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and several cities in Canada. TechCrunch has a full list of all of the areas where tipping is now available.
The tipping feature will continue to expand to additional cities [...]
North Korea technology company Ryonghung has recently released a new tablet using the trademarked name of Apple’s popular device, the iPad. The company’s tablet is called the „Ryonghung iPad“ and lets users read the news, work on documents, and perform other actions across more than 40 different pre-installed apps (via Gizmodo).
Tech specs for the Ryonghung iPad detail a device with 1GB RAM, an 8GB hard disk, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, HDMI compatibility, a keyboard, and „network connection“ capabilities. The advertising material details a few apps as well, relating to programs like a calculator, a health encyclopedia, a medical app, [...]
Apple’s partnership with The Conservation Fund to protect working forests has begun to show returns for both Apple and the state of North Carolina, according to information the organization shared with the Triangle Business Journal.
Apple vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives Lisa Jackson shared the article covering Apple’s conservation efforts on Twitter this afternoon.
Environmental protection = good for the planet & economy. Yet another example through our work with @ConservationFnd https://t.co/XUMRMybdfy
— Lisa P. Jackson (@lisapjackson) March 15, 2017
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