Google Acquires Jetpac Travel Guide

Google has acquired social travel app Jetpac, which uses Instagram photos to find what you’re looking for in cities. Jetpac works by analysing public Instagram pics for details that indicate the best places to go to meet women, see the greatest views or hang out with fellow hipsters, as its website says.

Jetpac City Guides are a visual guide to local recommendations for over 6,000 cities all around the world. It “can spot lipstick, blue sky views, hipster moustaches and more, through advanced image processing on billions of photos,” the app’s site claims.

Just what Google will do with the app remains to be seen since Mountain View has not yet made any announcement of its own about the acquisition.

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