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Apple Acquires Social Search Engine Spotsetter 21

Posted by timothy
from the what-you-did-last-summer dept.
redletterdave (2493036) writes 'Apple has purchased Spotsetter, a social search engine that uses big data to offer personalized recommendations for places to go. Spotsetter was designed to combine recommendations from friends with trusted reviews and other data to create more social maps. It would show you which friends were 'experts' in a given area, and you could tag your friends as experts (like LinkedIn) to boost the influence of their recommendations. You could also discover new places by browsing Spotsetter's maps to see where your friends have been and what they've recommended. Spotsetter's app, which was available on iOS and Android, officially closed down just six days ago.'
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Apple Acquires Social Search Engine Spotsetter

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  • by TheGratefulNet (143330) on Friday June 06, 2014 @10:29PM (#47184811)

    if there's one thing we need more of, its this.

    I mean, how can I find out about my friends unless they report up to some big corp?

    oh right. I could just call them or email them directly. and that does not involve ANY spying at all.

    yet another useless 'company' and 'product'. sigh.

    I guess, like the movie industry, the software world has just run out of truly new ideas and just keeps rehashing the same old shit.

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