Apple Buys Matcha.tv
Apple has acquired a small company called Matcha.tv for an undisclosed sum. Matcha.tv is a content aggregation company that helps people find video content from a variety of different sources. It functions similar to the viewdini application that Verizon Wireless puts on its Android smartphones. Apple did not say what it plans to do with Matcha.tv, other than to confirm that it acquires small firms from time to time. According to Matcha.tv, Apple has shut down the existing Matcha.tv service and purged all customer data.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
Apple Buys Another Navigation Company
Apple confirmed that it has acquired a small, high-precision navigation company called Coherent Navigation. "Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time," said the company in a statement, "and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans." Apple did not say when it bought Coherent, and neither did it say how much it paid for the company.
Apple TV Gains New Remote App, Single Sign-On
Apple today talked about new features headed to the Apple TV. To start, Apple is refreshing the Apple TV remote application so that it mirrors the tools and functions that are available to the Siri Remote for Apple TV 4.0.
Apple Scoops Up Mapsense
Apple has purchased a small mapping company called Mapsense, reports Re/Code. Apple paid between $25 million and $30 million for the San Francisco-based firm, which "builds tools for analyzing and visualizing location data." The company's 12-person team will be folded into Apple's Cupertino headquarters.
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