N&O Innovation և Technology Newsletter. April 30, 2021
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Well, it finally happened. Apple, which has owned RTP for the past three years, plans to add 3,000 jobs to the Park.
All that was needed was the largest incentive package ever developed in North Carolina history.
Apple’s decision, as well as the planned expansion of Google, which was announced last month, fulfill the long-held goal of North Carolina. For years, perhaps decades, the Triangle has been the envy of Austin, Texas, as the city has consistently beaten it for technological advancements, including Apple in 2018.
But it seems to be moving towards Tar Tar province. Apple, Google and Microsoft are increasing their numbers in the coming triangle in the coming post-epidemic years.
“This is the kind of profit that can change the trajectory of a community, a state, a region for many years to come,” Christopher Chung, executive director of the North Carolina Economic Development Partnership, told me.
We have to wait and see what that trajectory will look like.
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(Apple CEO Tim Cook is a butcher at Duke University).
Technical news from Triangle
Here are the details of the incentive package given to Apple. It is the largest in the state ever! [N&O]
In a small town in North Carolina, the company uses old tires to make cryptocurrencies. [N&O]
As a meme, years later, “Disaster Girl” controls its image with a huge payout via NFT. [N&O]
Bee Downtown in Durham is planning a larger south-eastern expansion. [N&O]
Inside a $ 21 million high-tech greenhouse expanding fresh salad options around NC. [N&O]
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney will provide 7,500 acres of NC mountain range for storage. [N&O]
Tim Cook goes “confident” on a court date with Epic Games. [WRAL]
Downgrade keeps Cree shares tight even when the CEO sees an increase in opportunities. [TBJ]
What am I reading?
GoTriangle is launching a new website to protect the interests of the railroad from Clayton to Durham. [GoTriangle]
A transgender teen sports bill has been dropped for lack of a problem, says a NC House spokesman. [N&O]
Forty years later, medical schools are accepting fewer Native American students. [STAT]
For the first time in 70 years, China’s population is set to decline. [FT]
The census says NC is going to add a new congressional district. [N&O]
The Pentagon’s big internet mystery is now partially solved. [AP]
Microsoft will reduce the amount of money charged to independent programmers for publishing computer games in its online store from 30% to 12%. [NYT]
Find Spotify among the technology companies that rival Clubhouse. [Techcrunch]
Other business of the triangle
Durham-appointed caretaker police chief David Davis has left for Memphis to work. [N&O]
The lawsuit alleges that Rally Police’s informants made people into heroes by selling fake heroin. [N&O]
“This is all we have ever known.” How did one of the last pig joints in NC survive COVID? [N&O]
Ache Aker Enes is The News & Observer և The Herald-Sun’s Innovative Rally correspondent. It covers the issues of technology, start-up companies, basic street business, biotechnology, education in those areas.
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