A few months back it was reported that C3 Technologies, a 3D mapping company using previously classified missile targeting data, was purchased by an unknown buyer. This buyer was believed to be Apple, but couldn’t be proven at the time. Now, 9to5Mac has chimed in and reports that the company was indeed purchased by Apple. […]
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Apple Has Acquired C3 Technologies, a 3D Mapping Company

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A few months back it was reported that C3 Technologies, a 3D mapping company using previously classified missile targeting data, was purchased by an unknown buyer. This buyer was believed to be Apple, but couldn’t be proven at the time. Now, 9to5Mac has chimed in and reports that the company was indeed purchased by Apple.

Of course, evidence of Apple’s interest creating their own mapping solution has been floating around for some time. The company has been acquiring both technologies and talent for their GEO Team for some time.

Yet again, this shows how Apple does not like to be dependent on anyone, and is hurrying to drop Google’s mapping service for their own in-house solution. You know, so they can control the entire experience. I didn’t say that was a good or a bad thing, it’s just Apple’s thing.

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