Apple Goes South

Apple snubs Newark and chooses North Carolina for new data center

Is Steve Jobs over the Bay Area?

Instead of expanding Apple's Newark, Calif. data center, the company is investing up to $1 billion over the next nine years to set up servers in North Carolina. It would be the company's first data center on the East Coast. 

Apple spent a relatively inexpensive $50 million on the 107,000 square-foot Newark center after purchasing it from WorldCom in 2006

Microsoft and Google have spent a roughly similar amount on their data centers.

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