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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald