Apple Acquires Locationary to Improve Maps

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Apple has acquired Locationary, a Toronto-based startup that organizes data on local businesses, for an undisclosed sum.

Apple confirmed the deal to AllThingsD, which also reported hearing from sources that the acquisition included Locationary’s team and technology. Apple did not immediately respond to our request for comment.

The Locationary acquisition appears to be part of Apple’s effort to continue developing and improving its mapping apps for iPhone and iPad. Apple has previously acquired several other mapping-related startups, including Poly9 and Placebase Read more…

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