Apple Has Acquired 30 Companies So Far In Fiscal 2014, 5 Since Q2

During todays fiscal third quarter earnings call, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed that the Cupertino company has acquired 29 companies since fiscal 2013 (not including its huge purchase of Beats). Five of the purchases were said to have been purchased since the end of the March quarter.

While some of the companies purchased are known, many remain unknown. Of the latest purchases, Apple reportedly acquired LuxVue Technology in May and Spotsetter in June this year.

Earlier in the year Apple purchased camera app developer SnappyLabs and the company behind the beta testing platform TestFlight, Burstly. Other known purchases include Embark, HopStop, Locationary and WifiSlam which are expected to help improve Apple’s Maps offering.

PrimeSense, developers of the original Xbox Kinect sensor, was another notable purchase as well as Novauris, a speech recognition company.

Technology from the purchases will most likely make its way into future Apple products and services, although plans are not yet known for each of the technologies acquired. It’s also incredibly interesting that many companies purchased remain unknown.

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