Apple had purchased its own mapping company, Placebase, in July 2009. The company has not launched any new product or service in the market as part of their acquisition. But still Placebase offers service, which is similar to Google Maps.
Jaron Waldman, Placebase’s founder and CEO, is now working for Apple, and is member of Apple’s GEO Team. This indicates that Apple is looking for its own mapping software to replace Google Maps on the iPhone and Mac OS X in the near future.
Google Inc is again in trouble as the owner of an Indian matrimony website has alleged that the online search engine is using its ads on their site to sell space.
The case was filed by BharatMatrimony.com, one of the leading matrimony website of the country, owned by Consim Info.
In the case, which has been registered in the Madras High Court, it disclosed that when a user does a search with the keyword BharatMatrimony, Google shows ads of its competitor websites like Shaadi.com.
China Mobile and Taiwan's High Tech Computer (HTC) are planning to sign a deal next month for the sale of China's first mobile phone based on Google's Android software.
It has been learnt that a Chinese-language version of the Android operating system developed by HTC would be used by the handset, HTC's Magic smartphone.
Furthermore, the software will also be tweaked to meet the needs of China Mobile, the world's largest mobile carrier.