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This article was published on March 4, 2015


Uber acquires mapping startup deCarta

Uber acquires mapping startup deCarta
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

While Uber is great at raising money and angering the taxi industry and local governments, it’s not really known for acquisitions. Today that changed.

Mashable reports that Uber has acquired mapping startup deCarta for an undisclosed amount of money. The mapping platform features local search, location based features, geocoding and routing. In other words, things that Uber needs for its app for drivers and users.

Uber told Mashable that the acquisition will “make the Uber experience even better for our users.”

➤ Uber acquires mapping startup deCarta [Mashable]

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