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Google buys city-guide app maker JetPac

Published on Aug 16, 2014 7:13 PM
 
Google is buying JetPac, the start-up that designs social travel applications disclosed on its website on Friday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Google is buying JetPac, the start-up that designs social travel applications disclosed on its website on Friday, without providing details.

"We'll be removing Jetpac's apps from the App Store in the coming days, and ending support for them on 9/15," stated a posting on JetPac's homepage.

San Francisco-based JetPac has created a mobile application that uses pictures from various social networking sites to create city guides.

Earlier this year, Google bought Nest Labs, which makes smart thermostats and smoke alarms, for US$3.2 billion (S$3.99 billion), making the deal one of the largest in Google's history.

 
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