‘Culture of fear’ dominates Apple’s secretive satellite office

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Working for Apple isn't always a dream come true.
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People that worked for Apple through a staffing agency have revealed some grim details of what it’s like to work for Apple as a contracted employee.

Working on Apple’s mapping projects just a few miles from Apple Park sounds like a dream opportunity, but it turns out the Silicon Valley-based gig isn’t nearly as glamorous as you’d think. A new report about Apple’s temporary workers reveals the “culture of fear” contracted employees face.

Apple leases ex-Pepsi factory for possible Apple Car research

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Apple car concept art shows what Cupertino might put on the road.
Apple may need more space for its Apple Car project.
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Steve Jobs famously recruited then-Pepsi CEO John Sculley to join Apple with the line, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?”

More than 30 years later, that iconic line could be rewritten as, “Do you want to bottle sugar water all your life, or do you want to help build the Apple Car?” — because Apple has reportedly leased a former Pepsi bottling plant, which may be used for Cupertino’s rumored electric vehicle research.

Apple set to land another spaceship in Sunnyvale

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Yet another innovative building planned for Apple.
Yet another innovative building planned for Apple.
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Apple has just signed a deal to take on a new innovative office building in Sunnyvale, a northern California community that the Cupertino-based company has been keen on inhabiting for a while now.

The agreement is with Landbank Investment LLC’s planned Central & Wolfe campus, a curvy building that’s planned to look out of this world when its 777,000-square-feet of office space on an 18-acre site is completed. It should, if Apple uses the current plan as is, also include 90,000 square-feet of rooftop garden spaces and over two miles of walking and bike paths on the ground level.

Apple Renting More Space For Thousands Of Employees Near Cupertino [Report]

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Mercury News is reporting that Apple is renting thousands of square feet for its employees near Cupertino in Sunnyvale, California. According to Colliers International, Apple is ready to move into the 215,000-square-foot Sunnyvale Research Center.

Located 7 miles from the company’s current headquarters in Cupertino, the four-building complex in Sunnyvale isn’t the only nearby location that Apple is renovating. There are also two more buildings in Sunnyvale that will help temporarily house up to 1,300 corporate employees.