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Steve Jobs Tells City Council "No!"

Written By: Charles Goyette  |  Posted: Thursday, July 7th, 2011

            Apple, the consumer electronics company, has outgrown its headquarters in Cupertino, California. It wants to build a bigger, better campus. That's when the shakedown started. You know the kind: "What are you going to 'give back' to the community?"

            Thanks to the success of iPods, iPhones, iTunes, iPads and Macs, Apple's headquarters building in Cupertino is woefully too small. So the company bought some nearby land and in early June co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs went before the City Council to unveil plans for the new headquarters. It's an innovative design that looks like the mother ship has landed right there in Cupertino, a ring shaped building around a huge central courtyard area. The new headquarters will accommodate 12,000 employees, up from only 2,600 at its present campus.

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