Map (Con)Quest: Apple Snaps Up Mapping Company, Relocates Staff From CA(nada) To CA(lifornia)

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Québec-based Poly9 used to create web-based mapping programs and API's for the likes of Microsoft and MSNBC.

We say "used to" because, according to the French-language new site le Soleil (The Sun) , Apple not only bought the company, but relocated the entire staff to Cupertino.  Parlez-vous "reality distortion effect?"

Even with Uncle Steve's billions to play with, this sort of corporate engulf 'n' devour wouldn't happen just on a whim.  No, Poly9 had something Apple wanted, and wanted yesterday, and want to incorporate into their work stream this morning.  What that will be remains to be seen…