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  • Apple Buys Innovative Personal Assistant App


    Apple has reportedly purchased an innovation-driven young startup that created a personal assistant app called Cue.

    The app, which was available for the iPhone, has been shut down since Tuesday.

    Sources close to the deal say Apple paid - at minimum - $35 million for the company (possibly more than $50 million), which previously operated under the name Greplin.

    Greplin turned into Cue last year and relied heavily on user e-mails to create a personal agenda. Cue had previously raised a $10 million round in November of 2012 from Index Ventures, which the startup chose not to announce.
    Apple has confirmed the acquisition but not its plan for the company and its employees.

    Interestingly, the core functionality of Cue is similar to that of Google Now and Apple's freshly unveiled iOS 7 contextual notifications, however, Cue had already launched before those two services.

    Source: TechCrunch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Buys Innovative Personal Assistant App started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Found this all over the web today. Im quoting.

      "Apple has acquired the ‘smart assistant’ company Cue, for over $40M. Why? Because Google is absolutely murdering Apple when it comes to the utility of Google Now."


      Siri and iOS 7′s new Today section of the Notification Center simply don’t compare to Google Now in-depth, usability or overall power.

      iOS 7 Siri update really is a joke as software Rickrolls users with Rick Astley track

      Apple Copies Google With A Handy Assistant Tool In iOS 7
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      If we only had a few more trolls like Jon, maybe everyone here would be swayed to go droid.

      Or maybe not.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Apple is eating up these start-ups like Pacman...
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      If we only had a few more trolls like Jon, maybe everyone here would be swayed to go droid.

      Or maybe not.
      +1

      Never going back to FailDroid
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      I'll admit, google now seems like it is quicker than Siri, but I think Siri is easier to use.
    1. Rondon360's Avatar
      Rondon360 -
      Sorry to say but Google in iOS is the 💩💩💩. They make better apps then apple on their own system. That's why Apple tried going to Yahoo (fail).
    1. jOnGarrett's Avatar
      jOnGarrett -
      Quote Originally Posted by holyshnikes View Post
      I'll admit, google now seems like it is quicker than Siri, but I think Siri is easier to use.
      how is Siri easier? please elaborate.