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Topic: Acquisitions

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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