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Written by Nick Heer.

Apple Confirms Hopstop Acquisition

AllThingsD:

At last count, HopStop had two million monthly active users and launched a Waze-like service for reporting real-time delays and other information.

Waze currently provides some data to Apple; after Google acquired that company, this seems like a great move to ensure a bolstering of Apple’s mapping data.

Update: Due to another mapping data acquisition by Apple, I got confused on this one. Hopstop is much more significant to Apple’s future offerings than I first thought; they’re one of very few companies in the world with public transit timetables for many major cities. The only other company that I can think of with that kind of offering is Google.