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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RE[2]: Just don't care..
by Neolander on Sat 12th May 2012 13:49 UTC in reply to "RE: Just don't care.."
Neolander
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Funny how at the time, the Android version performed vastly better than the iOS version.

I wonder if this is why Apple bought C3. So that their competitor never gets a version of what they consider strategic software, especially if it's a better version. Kind of like when they bought Emagic just for the sake of killing the Windows version of Logic back in the day...

Edited 2012-05-12 13:53 UTC

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