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Apple purchased Placebase in July to replace Google Maps?

12:11 pm on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yep, Apple bought Placebase. But what are they going to do with this software?

Placebase is similar to Google Maps in that it is a mapping service and has the world mapped out. You can zoom in and out and it has different layers you can superimpose over your mapping data. It does other things better than Google, however.


Apple appears to have purchased mapmaker Placebase in July and on the surface itís a smart move since the company can be less reliant on Google for services. However, Apple is now in a position where it has to replace Google Maps, retain the integration with the iPhone and leapfrog the search giant to keep users happy.
6:29 pm on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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As long as it works as well as Google maps I won't mind. But if it doesn't, just one more reason to switch to the Google phone when my contract expires next month. I'm already fed up with AT&T.
7:21 pm on Oct 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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apple doesn't like google voice on its iphone
now apple doesn't want to use google maps anymore
microsoft is already trying to drive google away now apple is jumping on board too?

So google made their plans clear and MS and Apple have finally woke up?


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