by Brent Dirks
October 3, 2013
According to AppleInsider, Apple may have acquired personal assistant app Cue for somewhere in the range of $35 to $45 million. The service shut down earlier this week, and users were left with a somewhat cryptic message on the company’s site:
With Cue, you can spend more time enjoying your life and less time shuffling through your accounts and apps for the things you need. Cue intelligently ties together and surfaces useful information at the right time across all your accounts. From email, contacts and calendars to Facebook posts, Dropbox files and LinkedIn -- Cue makes it easy to contact the people you care about, get to where you are going, and to know what’s next.If Apple has indeed purchased the app, it will be interesting to see what is done with the technology. I never used Cue, but it definitely sounds interesting, especially if Apple can improve on what has already been built.