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Actually if you look at the satellite shots of the area which predate the building of the datacenter you will see that most of it was already mostly cleared for farming -they may have dropped an acre or two of new growth wooded area at best. And do you know that Apple is in fact using those panels requiring the "nastiest environmentally damaging chemicals and processes" or using suppliers like BioSolar or Solarus that use either bio-friendly or recycled materials.
Conversely, has it occurred to "rabid" Greenpeace supporters (since we are going to throw around disease-attributing epithets), such as yourself, that Greenpeace has only recently in the last couple of years began their condemnation of Apple, corresponding in fact to Apple's rise in popularity and media coverage? And that Greenpeace has not "kept the issue in the public eye": fewer than 10% of the consuming public ever sees or hears these reports, and of those less than...
Every aspect of Greenpeace's operations is suspect and their underlying assumptions about what the power requirements for the Maiden datacenter are deeply flawed and based on older, less power efficient equipment, and does not (for example) take into account the gradual scaling of operations at Maiden. Their assumptions specifically are based on full power, full capacity using an estimated generalized equipment density based on the known rough square foot capacity of the...
I've seen a number of large yachts owned by wealthy folk (some in excess of 100 ft or better) all of which have full-time crews standing by to take you wherever you want to go. If Laurene wants to take the kids on a cruise of the Med, she just let's the crew know - they sail the yacht to the port of call, and the family flies there to join the yacht in the Med for the cruise. It is a whole different level of operation from merely "renting" a boat.
Sony and Nokia are Foxconn's largest customers, which is why Foxconn's stock got hammered by the market, when Sony and Nokia announced continuing issues with maintaining marketshare.
Now, now. That's not a bad bit of kit from Nokia/Msoft. And since they are pumping a huge amount of money into marketing it - it means that the WP faithful will get a decent phone, and at $99 it's a stone cold deal for the penny-pinching would be entrants into smartphone ownership - and it will trigger some interest from the Android users as well. The rest will revolve around actual user experience. Nokrosoft did themselves no favors by lagging so badly in the mobile...
Given that the statistics seem to demonstrate otherwise in terms of sales, your example doesn't have legs to stand on, moreover the track record of this analyst is very poor. In this same article the analyst retracted his $600 predicted cap for Apple stock price after it was overrun thoroughly. The rest of your statements reflect only your personal preference, not an accurate picture of the market. So you support the premise of a proven incompetent analyst and see that as...
Seriously, they report this like it is something unusual. Naturally they chose international companies with the highest public profiles to report on, consistent with their desire to pull hits. Then of course you can read about how Kim Kardashian should be a Bond girl with her "hour-glass" figure and full make-up for swimming in the ocean.
Cost of living in Silicon Valley The cost of living in Silicon Valley is significantly higher than other metropolitan areas, even NYC. The cost of basic necessities is 62% higher than elsewhere, across the board. Average cost for housing, (about $775,000 to $1mil depending on location for a modest single-family home) costs almost 3X the national average. Apartment rentals are also insane - 76 percent more than the US average. Tech workers in Silicon Valley earn roughly...
I'm betting the Office team had this ready to go from almost day one. I'll wager that the management at Redmond held it back until they saw that their efforts on the tablet were going to be delayed. Once Apple delivered solid mobile versions of the iWork suite the pressured mounted. And with the huge iPad market and its continuing growth, they no longer could justify the loss in revenue from what is one of their three main cash cows. Whether they waited too long, and...
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