Apple reportedly buys HopStop (up to date)
Do not let it’s stated that Apple is not working to enhance its as soon as-maligned mapping app. We’re nonetheless within the rumor levels right here, however Bloomberg is reporting that Cupertino has managed to accumulate common navigation device HopStop, to assist enhance its personal merely-titled Maps. The deal comes scorching on the heels of Apple’s Locationary purchase — we would not fairly qualify it as a purchasing spree but, however it’s definitely a begin. No shock, the sources for this one are nameless, because of the private nature of the deal. That stated, we’ll nonetheless be reaching out for remark, as a result of that is what we do. Extra information once we get it.
Replace: Apple appears to have confirmed as a lot — albeit in a reasonably roundabout approach, telling All Issues D that it, “buys smaller know-how corporations every so often, and we usually don’t talk about our function or plans,” a equally cagey response to the one the corporate issued publish-Locationary.