Apple has been on an acquisition spree this year. The Cupertino-based giant acquired 15 companies in 2013, out of which only 10 were officially confirmed. The other few remain a mystery but on Monday 9to5Mac uncovered two more. According to the report, these two companies are Broadmap and Catch.
Broadmap is a mapping firm with expertise in managing, sorting and analyzing mapping data. It's no secret that Apple has had its fair share of trouble in this area, so it's likely that the company will utilize Broadmap's technology to further improve its mapping efforts.
On the other hand, Catch was a note-taking app that existed for both Android and iOS. The company, which has been regarded as a competitor to Evernote, was shut down in August citing a “difficult decision to take the company in a different direction”. Apple would probably work with Catch's team to improve features such as reminders, notes, and more.
"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans”, the company said in its usual 'no comment' statement to AllThingsD.
Broadmap has since denied the acquisition news via its official Twitter profile (now removed). Apple acquired only Broadmap's team and technology but not the company or its name, AllThingsD said in an update to its report.
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