Day: August 3, 2016

Report: Apple buys Embark, another mapping application

Report: Apple buys Embark, another mapping application Apple is apparently obtaining mapping application developer Embark, inside a move that may lend more real-time navigation features for riding on the bus to Apple’s own Maps application. The purchase, that was first as stated by tech journalist Jessica Lessin [cq], follows other recent mapping purchases for Apple: HopStop, another maker of apps for riding on the bus directions and Locationary, which supplies data about local companies and WifiSLAM, an inside location and mapping company. Apple didn’t directly confirm its purchase of Embark, however in an emailed statement stated, “Apple buys smaller...

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Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom declined bail

Megaupload’s Kim Dotcom declined bail Kim Dotcom continues to be remanded in child custody until 22 Feb, the judge denying him his application for bail. It’s expected that the extradition hearing is going to be held in those days. Judge David McNaughton had reserved his decision since Monday mid-day, when Dotcom’s bail hearing occured. In the hearing, Crown district attorney Anne Toohey stated Dotcom posed a “significant” flight risk due to the sums of cash open to him. It was disputed by Dotcom’s lawyer, who told a legal court his client’s funds had all been grabbed, which the press...

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