Apple steps up renewable energy efforts in Europe with new investments

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Apple will invest in two of the world's largest onshore wind turbines.
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Apple on Thursday confirmed plans to expand its renewable energy footprint in Europe. Cupertino will invest in the world’s largest onshore wind turbines in Denmark and in new clean energy efforts in Germany.

The moves are part of Apple’s plan, announced last month, to become carbon neutral across its entire business and supply chain.

Apple cancels plans for new Denmark data center

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Apple adds 5 new vice presidents to its executive lineup
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Apple has canceled plans to build a second data center in Aabenraa, Denmark.

The news comes two months after construction was halted at another site in Denmark over an alleged dispute between Apple and main contractor Exyte. Apple is now looking to sell the 700 acres of land it owns.

Construction halts on Apple data center in Denmark

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A mock up of Apple's proposed data center in Ireland.
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Construction has been abandoned on Apple’s new data center in Denmark, according to local reports.

“There is no life” at the site after hundreds of workers for main contractor Exyte were sent home. It is believed Apple has terminated its agreement with the company following a dispute.

Apple partnering with Danish university to investigate sustainable energy

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Apple's new investment represents a rare partnership with a university.
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Apple has entered into a partnership agreement with Denmark’s University of Aarhus to investigate bio-gas research and how sustainable energy can be obtained from agriculture.

The R&D partnership is part of “billion-kroner” (read: hundreds of millions of dollars) partnership, according to Denmark’s foreign minister, Kristin Jensen.

iTunes Match Comes To Scandinavia

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iTunes Match is getting a big upgrade.
iTunes Match is getting a big upgrade.
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If you’re a Dane, a Swede, a Fin, or a Norse who likes having all his or her music in the clouds of Valhalla, or just wants to legitimize your pirated Lordi collection, good news: iTunes Match has come to Scandinavia.

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The iPhone 4S Goes On Sale In 22 More Countries Today

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Although we Yanks and select Euros already have iPhone 4Ses in our pockets, the iPhone 4S launch is hardly over. Far from it.

Today, Apple started selling the iPhone 4S in twenty-two other countries. Those countries are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Any Liechtensteiners care to report on how the lines are looking over there?