31 October 2011

Futuremaps ~ Apple's C3 Acquisition Is Siri-ous!

Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac reveals-speculates-confirms Apple's estimated $250M+ ultra-stealth purchase of Swedish SAAB spinoff C3 Technologies (old URL now dead)! This purveyor of amazing high-resolution photorealistic 3-dimensional cityscapes will be as epic in the next iOS release as Siri is now. Check out the few remaining videos of their now QT-hidden stuff... Or is NOKIA the purchaser -- perhaps they were end-run by Apple?! Anyways, here's SAAB backgrounder on rapid 3D-mapping...

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