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Apple Seeds: Apple Offering In-Store Pickup of Online Orders, MacWorld Expo Renamed, More

Apple Seeds is iSource’s daily roundup of Apple-related stories for the most diehard of fans, or for the news junkie that has to have all of the day’s news:

Apple Retail Stores Begin to Offer In-Store Pickup of Online Orders

Just as was briefly reported, Apple has begun to roll out it’s new retail program wherein online customers can pick up their their purchases at a local Apple retail store. In fact, this new consumer feature is in place at one San Francisco Apple Retail Store. [Read More]

Macworld Expo Will Now be Known as Macworld|iWorld in 2012

The long-standing Macworld Expo, which Apple themselves used to present at, will be undergoing a name change for 2012. Going forward, the show will be known as “Macworld|iWorld”. As much as I hate to say this, it strikes me as an attempt to rebrand a less-and-less relevant show. It’s a shame, but the day for big shows and expos is waning, and Macworld is trying to encompass more to stay afloat. [Read More]

Sprint’s Bottom Line Doing Better After iPhone Launch

Sprint has been in trouble for some time, but with the inclusion of the iPhone 4/4S on their network, the company is seeing a turnaround in regards to profits (or more accurately, a slowing of their losses). Sprint announced a loss of $301 million for Q3, which sounds awful, but when compared to a $911 million loss from a year ago, things are looking up. [Read More]

Apple Building Solar Array at North Carolina Data Center

It is being reported that the mythical data center in Maiden, North Carolina, will soon have an accompanying solar farm in an adjacent lot. This new solar array will likely generate a significant amount of the electricity needed to power the facility. I mean, why else would they do it? [Read More]

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