Apple confirms acquisition of maps and to record observations




Apple confirms acquisition of maps and to record observations

Apple confirmed the acquisition of two companies, namely “BroadMap” and “Catch”, where was the acquisition of these two processes in a series this year.

He was Chief Executive Officer of Apple, Tim Cook, said last October’s acquisition of his company to 15 companies in 2013, but has not been formally identified 10 companies.

The new disclosure came from the acquisition of “BroadMap” and “Catch”, to raise the number to 12 companies, leaving the three companies were acquired by Apple without detection.

The “BroadMap” is a company specialized in the management and classification and analysis of cartographic data and services known as “geographical information system GIS”, “BroadMap” still proceed normally without any indication on the acquisition by another company.

The “Catch” is developed for multiple platforms, the service allows the user to take notes and add notes in writing or sound or camera, the company has announced officially closed in August.

And Apple did not specify the cost of acquisition of those processes, and date of occurrence, but merely refer to it from time to time acquired some emerging technology companies, without revealing the underlying plans acquisitions.

The Apple has acquired this year a number of companies, including the company developed for transit and navigation “HopStop”,Locationary”specialized” crowd “, and”Embark”specialized in applications development maps, a manufacturer of semiconductor chips and”Passif, “PrimeSense” upgraded “kinect sensor” sensor and developer of the video service “”, a social media analytics company “Topsy”, and develop data compression techniques on mobile phones “AlgoTrim”, and the developer to apply personal assistant “Cue”.
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