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Apple acquires Embark, another public-transit app developer

Embark is a Silicon Valley-based company that makes public transit apps for iOS and Android. Well, it used to make apps for Android; now it belongs to Apple.

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Review: Liven up your vacation memories with free Animaps

Maps help you plan a journey or illustrate one already taken. Animaps enables you to make those maps more interactive and fun, using the power of Google Maps.

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Google gets the best of Waze with latest Maps update—and vice versa

After snatching up social traffic app Waze in June, Google is finally adding the app’s crowdsourced incident reports its own mobile Maps.

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Explore the TARDIS via this amazing "Doctor Who" Google Maps easter egg

Ah, Google Developers, never get too busy to keep adding in things like this.

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Remains of the Day: Norway, no how

Developers are welcomed back into Apple's fold, Steve Jobs once considered going consumer-only, and one Scandinavian country says no-no to 3D flyovers.

Weather or not: Minutely can tell you if you'll need a sweater

Because "it's 65 degrees" doesn't always tell the whole story.

Remains of the Day: Way, way up

Google's app marketplace takes a shot across Apple's bow, Tim Cook talks turkey--and iPhones--with China's largest carrier, and a little dose of nostalgia for Siskel and Ebert fans.

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Clockwise 3: A dump truck of hurt

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, Dan Frakes, and Leah Yamshon discuss digital versus analog media, mobile sharing plans, a big week in maps, and wireless speakers.

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Apple finds its way to HopStop acquisition

Why pick up one mapping-related company when you can pick up two? In addition to its recent purchase of Locationary, Apple has also picked up public-transit app makers HopStop.

Apple acquires local business data startup Locationary

Apple has picked up Locationary, a Toronto-based startup that focuses on providing up-to-date information about local businesses.