Author: Jimmy Yen

Startup San Diego

Startup Week is June 19 – 23 2017 !! STARTUPS, DEVELOPERS, MENTORS, SPEAKERS, COMMUNITY LEADERS & TALENT Once a year, Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs to share progress, exchange resources, and celebrate the thriving innovation community. We’re putting all our efforts into bringing together the community to showcase exciting local innovation, share resources and knowledge, and strengthen connections. Sign Up...

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Apple’s New Campus Has Cutting-Edge Features That Will Amaze You

Apple Park, the tech giant’s soon-to-be-completed new headquarters, was the final vision of the firm’s inimitable founder: Steve Jobs. So invested in the project was Jobs that his final public appearance before his death on October 5, 2011, was addressing a group of Cupertino council members to pitch his vision for the 175-acre plot of land that would house his company for the next century. “We’ve come up with a design that puts 12,000 people in one building,” said Jobs during the address. “We’ve seen these office parks with lots of buildings, and they get pretty boring pretty fast…so...

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Amazon’s Expansive Biodomes Get Their First of 40,000 Plants

RON GAGLIARDO JUST might have the most unusual job at Amazon. He spends most of his time tending to the thousands of plants destined for the Spheres, the 90-foot bulbous glass dome in the middle of Amazon’s sprawling campus in downtown Seattle. Last week, Gagliardo watched as workers pulled an Australian tree fern off of an Amazon Prime truck, carried it through a particularly wide door in one of the spheres, and plopped it into the soil. Australian tree ferns are hardy, primordial plants that can reach 50 feet tall and “a favorite among greenhouse staff,” says Gagliardo. This...

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Solar Array Yields Environmental—and Economic—Rewards

Building green sometimes comes at a considerable cost, but integral green design can reduce that cost premium. A new office building in Palo Alto, California, which achieved a Platinum rating under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system devised by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), demonstrates that it can also benefit all of its participants economically as well as ecologically. The 86,900-square-foot (8,000 sq m) Hanover Page Mill office building in the technology-based Stanford Research Park creates the following benefits for each party: Read...

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