Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Apple Buys Poly9, A Mapping Company.

Apple Buys Poly9
Apple has acquired its second mapping company, Poly9, the maker of the Poly9 Globe : “a cross-browser, cross-platform 3D globe which does not require any download.” . It is a JavaScript-based 3D globe that runs within a browser. With hires imagery of major metropolitan areas were available with the software but it weighted only 303KB. The Poly9 website has disappeared and so are the major parts of Poly9 globe. If the interactive demo too has vanished, and you have not seen the app before, just picture Google Earth, within a browser. The report says that all the eployees are now in California, at Apple.
The above picture is from an app on Skype.
The first mapping company Apple got was Placebase


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