“Circumstantial evidence may suggest that Apple has acquired the predictive search app Grokr. And if they haven’t done, they should do,” Mike Elgan writes for Cult of Mac.
“Grokr has been called the ‘Google Now for iOS,'” Elgan writes. “With Grokr’s predictive search capability and Siri’s natural language capability combined into a single feature could put Apple in the overall lead in the crucial area of virtual assistant technology.”
Elgan writes, “There’s no question Apple should buy Grokr. The question is: Have they already done it? … Grokr has been pulled from the iOS app store; Grokr announced on its site this week that Grokr is being terminated, to be replaced by a new product that does the same thing called NEXT; (NEXT? Really? Is that an homage to Apple’s most famous acquisition?); Grokr says that existing users will have their Grokr service ‘“turned off’ on June 3 — exactly one week before the start of Apple’s WWDC. (Why would they disrupt users just to change the name?); Grokr has announced the launch of a beta program ‘in the coming weeks.'”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]