Apple Acquires Indoor-GPS Company WifiSLAM

Posted March 24, 2013 at 4:29am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 11753 views

Apple has acquired indoor-GPS company WifiSLAM for about $20 million, reports the WSJ.

The two-year-old startup has developed ways for mobile apps to detect a phone user’s location in a building using Wi-Fi signals. It has been offering the technology to application developers for indoor mapping and new types of retail and social networking apps. The company has a handful of employees, and its co-founders include former Google software engineering intern Joseph Huang.

Apple confirmed the acquisition saying, the company “buys smaller technology companies from time to time” and would not comment further.

WifiSLAM's website appears to be offline already and its YouTube channel has been canceled.

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Ensup - March 24, 2013 at 5:08pm
Amazing tech.
Rockne1865 - March 24, 2013 at 5:58am
That's why they don't let you take the battery out!
Odedo1 - March 24, 2013 at 4:45am
fuck you Apple I was using it on my iPad
Ooh - March 24, 2013 at 4:44am
Du shiiit, they can track us !
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