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Topic: Acquisitions

Apple reportedly acquires public transit and navigation firm HopStop [update: confirmed]

07/19/2013, 05:07 pm

Apple on Friday has reportedly purchased transit navigation service HopStop, which also has an iPhone app of the same name, in a possible bid to bolster its own in-house mapping solution.


Apple buys crowdsourced mapping data startup Locationary

07/19/2013, 07:07 am

As part of its effort to improve its Maps service for iOS and the upcoming OS X Mavericks, Apple has reportedly acquired crowdsourced location data company Locationary.


Apple reportedly in talks to buy Israeli firm responsible for Xbox Kinect's 3D sensor tech

07/16/2013, 04:07 am

Apple is rumored to be in acquisition talks with Israeli development company PrimeSense, which created the range camera technology Microsoft used as a base for the Xbox 360's 3D-motion tracking Kinect sensor.


Apple buys 'indoor GPS' company WifiSLAM for $20M

03/23/2013, 08:03 pm

Apple recently closed a deal worth about $20 million to acquire WifiSLAM, a Silicon Valley firm focused on building technology that affords users positioning data while indoors.


Apple reportedly bought Color's talent, but not the company

10/18/2012, 12:10 pm

Apple didn't buy social video startup Color, but it did acquire its engineering team of about 20 employees for as much as $5 million, according to a new report.


Apple to acquire fingerprint sensor maker AuthenTec for $356M

07/27/2012, 08:07 am

Apple has reportedly reached a deal to purchase AuthenTec, a security company best known for creating fingerprint sensors, for $356 million.


Apple acquires online mapping company Poly9 - report

07/14/2010, 09:07 am

Apple has purchased a Web-based mapping company from Quebec, Canada, that creates interactive 3D software for use in a browser, according to a new report.


NYT confirms Apple purchase of chipmaker Intrinsity

04/27/2010, 07:04 pm

Confirming a rumor from early April, The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Apple purchased Intrinsity, a privately owned ARM chip design firm.


Quattro Wireless confirms acquisition, CEO named Apple VP

01/05/2010, 11:01 am

Apple has officially entered into the advertising business with the purchase of Quattro Wireless, the mobile ad company confirmed via its Web site Tuesday.


Apple buys chip designer PA Semi for $278 million

04/23/2008, 08:04 am

An Apple spokesman confirmed Tuesday evening that the company has agreed purchase a boutique microprocessor design company known for sophisticated but low-power designs, Forbes is reporting.