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Apple Acquires Indoor Mapping Firm, Wifislam engine msg:4558273 2:53 pm on Mar 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
Apple has bought indoor-mapping specialist Wifislam as it looks to expand its maps product to compete with Google. The acquisition, confirmed to the BBC by Apple, could allow the company to offer maps within buildings with an accuracy of 8ft (2.5m). Apple Acquires Indoor Mapping Firm, Wifislam [ bbc.co.uk]
In a statement, the iPad-maker batted away speculation about its plans, saying: "Apple invests in smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not comment on our purpose or plans."