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Apple Acquires Poly9 Mapping Firm

Apple Acquires Poly9 Mapping Firm

Posted July 14, 2010 at 10:12am by iClarified
Apple has acquired a small high-tech mapping company out of Quebec called Poly9, according to The Sun.

In recent years, especially Poly9 has given birth to programming interfaces (APIs) for several large clients such as Apple, Microsoft, Yahoo, MSNBC and NORAD. Poly9 based in part on the base maps of Google Earth, Google Maps, MapQuest, of Platial, Urban Mapping and many others to give birth to its applications.

However, since the acquisition by Apple, a majority of Poly9 employees have left Quebec to settle into the company's Silicon Valley offices. Only two employees of Poly9 have not followed the caravan for family reasons. They remain in Quebec and are now working on their own account.


Officially, Poly9 is still in Québec and holds a single address at Saint-Jean-Baptiste. However the headquarters of the company, on rue Saint-Joseph, was closed a few weeks ago.

No former employee of the company was willing to openly discuss the acquisition saying "We have signed confidentiality agreements". Notably the company's website has also gone blank.

Read More [via MacDailyNews]


Apple Acquires Poly9 Mapping Firm


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