John Paczkowski

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Apple Acquires Web Mapping Outfit Poly9 [UPDATED]

acquisitions_phag_thumbAnother stealth acquisition for Apple. The company has reportedly acquired Poly9, a Canadian mapping company. Among Poly9’s products: Globe, a cross-platform Google Earth competitor that doesn’t require any client-side downloads. I’ve asked Apple for confirmation and will update here if I receive it.

UPDATE: Responding to a request for comment, Apple (AAPL) gave its standard non-denial for deals like these: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not comment on our purpose or plans.”


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik