Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Apple-Foursquare data sharing deal

Apple Inc. has the intention to integrate local data from Foursquare Labs Inc. into their mapping application. Strategic agreements such as this, reveals the Apple's concern to compete in the market of the current product lider Google Maps, also seeking independence from the latter application in their iPhone devices.

Is noteworthy that since March 2012, Foursquare Labs stopped using Google Maps as its geo-location platform, changing to OpenStreetMap (OSM), wich is a project based on Open Database License (ODbL).

Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324907204578186074223787936.html

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