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Apple To Acquire HopStop

Bloomberg broke the news this afternoon that Apple will buy HopStop, the navigation service with apps and online tools for helping you map walking, taxi or public transportation travel directions.

All Things D confirmed the acquisition with Apple. Above, we’ve embedded a photograph of the HopStop offices. Check it out:

At last count, HopStop had two million monthly active users and launched a Waze-like service for reporting real-time delays and other information. Founded in 2005, the company makes apps for both Apple and Android that cover more than 300 cities.

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