Apple Buys Poly9 Mapping Company

Apple [AAPL] has purchased a company called Poly9 who deal generally with web-based mapping software for companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo! to name a couple.

It isn’t clear when the deal went through although it appears to have all been sorted now. It also isn’t clear what Apple intend to do with Poly9. Perhaps we might seen some mapping integration on the iPhone which might get rid of Apple’s reliance on Google for that part of the service.

Engadget point out that Apple normally move quick on integrating new services in to their products, so we might actually see some sort of new product or integration in the next few months that will make use of the Poly9 service. We’ll just have to wait and see for now.

Via: Engadget

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