“At a time when Apple is adding new workers almost as fast as it sells new iPhones and iPads, the pioneering computer maker has made a 98-acre land purchase that will roughly double the size of its home base in Cupertino,” Barndon Bailey reports for The Mercury News.
“Apple’s latest acquisition is the longtime Cupertino campus of rival tech giant Hewlett-Packard, the Mercury News learned Wednesday,” Bailey reports. “HP announced over the summer that it planned to move out of that site, which it had occupied for decades, as it consolidates operations at its Palo Alto headquarters over the next two years.”
Bailey reports, “It’s no surprise the company needs more room: In the past year, Apple reported $65 billion in sales and added 12,300 employees to its global work force of 46,600, many of them in Cupertino.
“Cupertino officials, who had been disappointed by HP’s departure, said they were thrilled that Apple will now be the city’s biggest landowner,” Bailey reports. “‘We’re very proud to have Apple’s headquarters in our city. It’s not just a company. It’s the company,’ said Mayor Kris Wang.”
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Yeah, I can see it now. 100 Acre Loop Cupertino, CA
Apple needs to conduct a purification ritual to remove the bad juju. Avoid any possibility of HPutrefaction.
One more reason to keep a few dozen billion in the bank
How about Möbius Strip.
Apple the behemoth! Glad Apple is expanding.
“Wang” an unfortunate name for a Mayor of a town know for its computer companies.
“HP announced over the summer that it planned to move out of that site, which it had occupied for decades”
Ehhh…so Apple will move into buildings that OLD??? I hope not…Apple build new hi-tech buildings pronto!
OMG!! It’s growing?
Please somebody stop it, call in the military for a strike!
Apple can’t become a monopoly, it will be the worst, both a hardware AND a software monopoly!!
And AirPrint is shackled to a handful of select new printers made by who?
@ bunching troll
apple was always a monopoly. to me at least there is no other..
I think HP has upgraded those buildings extensively over the years; they could probably be usable while further upgrades are made.
Not bad for a company that was “dead” over a decade ago.
No…I see it as the 100 Acre Wood, Cupertino
Ta ta for now
Now to put the snoops through the HP campus for “bugs”.
I’ve visited the Pruneridge location many times. My, how things have changed now that Apple now owns it.