Apple has been on a buying frenzy lately. Last week, we found out that the iPad maker had purchased 3D motion detection company PrimeSense. Presumably, Apple is hoping to add some kind of motion sensing software or hardware to future products. Today, the New York Times is reporting that Apple has just acquired social media research company Topsy.
Apple is not known for its social media prowess. A few years ago, the company tried to go social with iTunes Ping. After only two years in existence, Ping was stamped with the “failure” tag and deleted from iTunes like a typo.