Apple acquires navigation service Hopstop

Apparently Locationary isn’t the only location-based company Apple’s bought up recently.
Citing sources, Bloomberg on Friday reported that Apple has acquired New York-based local navigation company Hopstop, which specializes in local transit directions.

Apple confirmed the purchase late Friday afternoon, though did not go into detail about what it intends to do with the company.

“Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” an Apple spokeswoman told CNET.

Transit directions are currently one of Apple’s mapping…

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