Google buys city-guide app maker JetPac

Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:01pm EDT

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Google Inc is buying JetPac Inc, the startup 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. (bit.ly/1b66Re9)

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 Inc, which makes smart thermostat and smoke alarms, for $3.2 billion, making the deal one of the largest in Google's history.

Google was not available for comment outside of normal business hours. (Reporting By Tanvi Mehta in Bangalore; Editing by Ken Wills)

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Techies wrote:
Google acquires the amazing mobile application company called the Jetpac, which is actually an app for City guides. Google’s artificial-intelligence hiring spree continued for the day with the acquisition of Jetpac, a startup mobile app that pulled specific items out of publicly available Instagram photos to generate city guides – http://goo.gl/BlRNl7

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