In the summer of 2009, I had $5,000 to invest in my individual retirement account, and my broker recommended I buy 500 shares of Rackspace US Inc. at $9, and I'm glad I did. The company is in San Antonio, and my husband and I have a friend working there who tells us how enthusiastic he is about this company.
Apple is snatching up more property in Maiden, but it’s unclear what the company plans to do with it. The Cupertino, Calif.-based computer giant already owns a large data center in Maiden, a town that sits in Catawba and Lincoln counties. The latest properties Apple has bought – four parcels totaling 16 acres – have [...]
With its data center in Maiden kicking into high gear after the launch of the iCloud service in October, Apple is preparing a solar farm for supplemental power on part of its 170 acres off Startown Road. The 100-acre project is described in Catawba County permit filings as “Solar panel farm A.” Costs have not been disclosed, [...]
The idea of high-tech companies being drawn to the western North Carolina foothills might sound strange to some people. To tech giant Apple, which is building a data center in the Catawba County town of Maiden, it sounds like a good idea. The project, announced last year, has some in the real estate industry hopeful [...]
Hold onto your wallet. It might be an antique in a few years. The world of online banking is not new, but now three of the industry’s biggest players, including Charlotte-based Bank of America, have joined forces to make money transfers happen more easily for their customers. Bank of America has teamed up with archrivals [...]
Google this: western North Carolina is quickly becoming a hot spot to locate a data center. With companies such as Facebook, Apple, Wipro and, of course, Google investing millions in smaller, more rural towns to develop sites into large data centers, the region is becoming a technological corridor attractive to similar companies. Mecklenburg County, though, [...]