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Apple to unplug HopStop public transit mapping service

Posted on September 15, 2015

CUPERTINO, Calif. — A little more than a year after acquiring HopStop’s mapping services, Apple has pulled the plug on the service, which provided intercity directions via public transit, PC Magazine reported.

Apple acquired HopStop back in July of 2013, paying just around $1 billion for the service, and started to fold its technology right into Apple Maps. It's taken Apple until June of this year to get public transit directions up and running within its mapping service, but now that it has, it has all but rendered HopStop obsolete. For the full story, click here.

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