Google acquires Jetpac city guide team
Not many details from the Google end of the deal, except to say an agreement with Jetpac has been agreed between it and the search giant.
Terms of the deal are not disclosed. Google confirmed the Jetpac team will be joining it.
Jetpac’s apps will be removed from the app store shortly and all suport withdrawn in September, the company says.
Jetpac analyzes the photos, pinpoints photo locations and activities pictured, and creates galleries out of a selection of the shots, such as by removing photos tagged with the names of parents.
The app then creates recommendations of attractions, and users can directly contact the friends who have visited the locations. Jetpac has the ability to generate a list of a user’s best traveled friends, too.
Jetpac would not disclose any additional comment regarding the deal.
Kevin May is a senior editor and one of the co-founders at Tnooz. He was previously editor of UK-based magazine Travolution and web editor of Media Week UK from 2003 to 2005.
He has worked in regional newspapers (Essex Enquirer) and started his career in journalism at the Police Gazette at New Scotland Yard in London. He has a degree in criminology, a postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism and will be publishing his first book - a biography about electronic band, Depeche Mode - soon.