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Apple reportedly acquires education-focused startup LearnSprout

Apple has reportedly acquired education startup LearnSprout, whose software allows teachers and school administrators to easily track student progress.

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Apple reportedly acquires motion capture company Faceshift

Apple has reportedly acquired Faceshift, the maker of motion capture tech used in the latest Star Wars film.

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Apple reportedly acquires mapping startup Mapsense

Apple has reportedly acquired mapping visualization startup Mapsense to the tune of somewhere between 25 to 30 million dollars.

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Apple reportedly acquires camera tech company LinX

Apple has reportedly acquired LinX, a camera technology company based in Israel that focuses on multi-aperture camera sensors.

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Reported acquisition of big data analytics firm Acunu highlights Apple's push to improve cloud services

Apple reportedly acquired U.K.-based big data analytics firm Acunu back in 2013, with the company's tools said to bolster back-end data infrastructure for services such as iCloud.

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Apple reportedly acquires database software company FoundationDB

Apple has reportedly acquired FoundationDB, a company known for making database software capable of quickly handling large numbers of transactions.

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Apple has confirmed the acquisition of Swell

On Monday, unconfirmed reports that Apple had acquired Swell, a popular radio and podcast compiler app available for both iPhone and iPad, began circulating from various sources. At the time, Re/Code had noted the deal was worth around $30M and while the financial details surrounding the acquisition remain a mystery, Apple has now confirmed the deal to The Wall Street Journal.

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Spotsetter, a location-based social search engine, reportedly acquired by Apple

Apple has reportedly snatched up Spotsetter, an app and service that provided personalized recommendations for places to go. Spotsetter was co-founded in 2012 by Stephen Tse and Johnny Lee. Apple apparently has no plans for the app and service itself, but instead wanted to acquire the technology at Spotsetter and the two co-founders.

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Apple reportedly acquires SnappyCam developer SnappyLabs (update: confirmed)

Apple has acquired SnappyLabs, the one-man app developer behind SnappyCam, a high-speed continuous shooting photography app for iOS. Apple hasn't confirmed the deal yet, according to TechCrunch.

Source: TechCrunch

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Apple reportedly acquired location data company BroadMap, smart note-taking app Catch

Among Apple's many acquisitions in 2013, two might have previously gone unreported - location data company BroadMap, and smart note-taking app, Catch. Mark Gurman has done some solid reporting here, combining sources with LinkedIn listings, and discovered that many former employees of both companies now call Apple home. From 9to5Mac:

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