John Paczkowski

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Apple Buys Transit App Maker Embark

Apple’s mapping company binge continues apace this month with yet another acquisition. The company very recently purchased Embark, developer of the popular public transit app, for an undisclosed sum. Apple confirmed the deal, which was first reported by former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin, with its boilerplate “we buy smaller technology companies from time to time” comment. Embark is the latest in a string of map-related acquisitions for Apple that includes HopStop and Locationary.


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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus