News bites: Dissecting the Apple Store experience

Ever notice how cheery Apple Store personnel are? The Wall Street Journal looks at Apple's effort to mold the brick-and-mortar experience into a highly scripted event for each customer. "Apple keeps a tight lid on how they operate." And: "An Apple spokesman declined to comment."  

Speaking of the Apple Stores, the chief will soon take the helm at JCPenney. The New York Times details his career

LightSquared and a GPS industry group will tell federal regulators Wednesday that the company's network interfered with GPS receivers, The Wall Street Journal reports. 

IPOs are boosting the demand for Silicon Valley mansions, Bloomberg reports.