Apple Acquires Web Mapping Outfit Poly9 [UPDATED]
Another 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.”