Newsbrief by Dan Seifert on Friday February 24, 2012.
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According to TechCrunch, Apple has purchased Chomp, an app recommendation engine that allows users to find apps based on what they actually do, not just their name. Chomp currently offers both iOS and Android apps that serve this purpose, and it also has a deal with Verizon Wireless to power Verizon's own app store search features. It is speculated that Apple will use Chomp's expertise to improve the app recommendation and search features in the iTunes App Store, which, to be honest, are quite lacking at this point. It is not clear what will happen to Chomp's Android app or to its deal with Verizon.source: TechCrunch