Niantic announced today that it’s acquiring Drivers and synergies include’s spatial mapping and AR-cloud building technology, which align well with Niantic’s own “planet-scale” AR ambitions. That all comes together in its Real World Platform — the engine behind Pokémon Go.

We will be back tomorrow with a deeper dive on the drivers, strategic implications and comments from the companies, as we normally don’t cover news. Until then, there are comments and announcement details in posts from both Niantic and Much more to come…

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