Apple reportedly acquires maps company, note

The company's latest purchases include a mapping firm and an Evernote competitor, according to a report from 9to5Mac.




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Apple has acquired two new companies in the areas of mapping and note-taking, according to a post 9to5Mac published Monday.


The blog followed a trail of Internet breadcrumbs and cites unnamed sources for the news. The first company mentioned is Broadmap, which specializes in managing and analyzing mapping data. It's an area that Apple has struggled with in the past -- the tech titan found out the hard way that its mapping feature was not up to snuff.


The second company is Catch, an Evernote competitor. The company shut down the app in August, and several of its employees are now at Apple, according to 9to5Mac's sources.


CNET has contacted Apple and Broadmap and will update this report when we have more information.



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