“Real estate industry insiders are buzzing that a ‘large California company’ is looking for a big p

iece of office space in the Seattle area, and rumor has it that it’s Apple,” Nat Levy reports for GeekWire.

“A major expansion by the Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant could make sense, given that the company just last week dropped $200 million on Seattle startup Turi, a machine learning company founded by University of Washington computer science professor Carlos Guestrin,” Levy reports. “At this point, we’ve been unable to confirm exactly where Apple may be headed in the Seattle area, but multiple sources say the footprint could be huge, several hundred thousand square feet. The rumors we’ve heard also pre-date Apple’s acquisition of Turi.”

Levy reports, “Apple already has a presence in the Seattle area, albeit a small one. Last year Apple leased one floor and part of another at the Two Union Square office tower in downtown Seattle.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Whether or not this is Apple, the world’s most valuable company’s very rapid expansion continues unabated.

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