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Report: Apple buys mapping company Poly9

Apple has reportedly acquired Canada-based Poly9 and moved the majority of its employees to California. It would be the second mapping company that Apple has purchased in less than a year.

By July 14, 2010


Poly9 puts the globe in your Web page

Want to embed a globe? Try Free Earth, a Flash-based Google Earth competitor.

By May 13, 2008


Apple replacing Google Maps with own 3D version in iOS 6

Apple will drop Google Maps for the next incarnation of its mobile OS, and use its own 3D alternative.

By May 12, 2012


Apple unveiling Google Maps alternative in iOS 6?

Company has reportedly been working on its own Maps service for the next version of its iOS platform, meaning it might kick Google Maps off the operating system.

By May 11, 2012


Non-Google maps pop up in iPhoto for iOS

Apple's iPhoto app for iPad and iPhone is using different maps than what you find on the desktop version.

By March 8, 2012


Will Apple produce 3D maps as vivid as Siri is clever?

Apple's third acquisition of a mapping company has reportedly been confirmed. The buyout raises tantalizing questions about the possibility of a cartographic confection as delicious in its vividness as Apple voice-assistant Siri is snappy and sly in her query responses.

By October 29, 2011


Angry Wozniak "misquoted" over Android: "It can still be crappy"

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has claimed he was misquoted when he reportedly said Android phones offered more features and will eventually dominate the smart phone market.

By November 19, 2010


Buzz Out Loud 1269: OMG Higgs Boson! (podcast)

On today's show, apparently someone left the God particle in a bar or something, it's always sunny in Chile, and how to be "that guy" by bringing your 27-inch monitor to a coffee shop. Oh, and Isaiah Mustafa, otherwise known as the Old Spice guy, is now making custom videos for Twitter people. Without his shirt, of course. Thank goodness.

By July 14, 2010


Google Maps adds user-created photos, videos, maps

New feature enables users to explore areas around the world by bringing up video, photos, and interactive maps of a particular location.

By May 14, 2008