1. Michael Essany's Avatar

    Apple is a company that reserves press releases for only the most important of announcements. Unlike some companies that issue press releases for the most trivial of reasons, Apple only does so when it swings for the fence on something truly worthwhile.

    Such is the case on Monday morning, when Apple announced plans to invest €1.7 billion in new European data centers. Specifically, Apple will build and operate two data centers in Europe. Both will be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.

    The facilities, which will be located in County Galway, Ireland, and Denmark’s central Jutland, will power an assortment of Apple’s extremely popular online services for European customers -- iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Sir, etc.

    “We are grateful for Apple’s continued success in Europe and proud that our investment supports communities across the continent,” Apple CEO Tim Cook is quoted in this morning's release. “This significant new investment represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date. We’re thrilled to be expanding our operations, creating hundreds of local jobs and introducing some of our most advanced green building designs yet.”

    Apple says it now supports nearly 672,000 European jobs (that includes 530,000 jobs directly related to the development of iOS apps).

    To read the full release on the Apple Website, click here.

    Source: Apple
    2015-02-23 06:24 PM