Apple scoops up 2 location-based tech startups

07/22/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Apple announced it has acquired two location-based startups, HopStop and Locationary, Nick Bilton writes. HotStop provides real-time traffic information and urban directions, and Locationary specializes in maps and data. "[T]hese acquisitions are most likely part of Apple's effort to improve its service" because so many complaints followed the introduction of Apple Maps for iPhone 5, Bilton writes.

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