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Apple Acquires Social Search Engine Spotsetter 21

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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  • Re:Sell! Sell! (Score:0, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 06, 2014 @11:13PM (#47184963)

    Looks like, without Steve and the helm, Apple is just going to randomly spend all of their money on worthless acquisitions.

    Not randomly. Like Microsoft did in the past, they've fixated on killing a competitor rather than improving their products. And in doing it they're fulfilling Steve's dying wishes.

    I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple's $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong. I'm going to destroy Android, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this.

    Steve Jobs, early 2010.

    They're trying to kill Google. It's what Steve would have wanted.

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