Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th May 2012 20:42 UTC
Apple "Between 2009 and 2011, Apple acquired three mapping companies in quick succession: Placebase, in 2009; 3-D mapping outfit Poly9 in 2010; and in 2011, C3 Technologies, a second 3-D mapping company. Three mapping-company acquisitions in as many years. But for good reason: Apple has been hard at work developing its own in-house mapping solution for iOS, and now it's finally ready to debut it." I'm probably crazy, but I've never used the map applications on my mobile phones, so it's difficult for me to get excited about this.
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It's all about the ads
by kragil on Fri 11th May 2012 20:58 UTC
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They just want to show you ads for all the places you visit so that you buy shit you don't really need.

I also cannot get exited about map apps. TBH although Google Maps is vastly superior to my old phones Tomtom .. I don't really see the difference. Even super slick 3D doodads (how do you spell those?) won't change that I don't think.

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