Apple buys Bluefish Labs

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc. Rumors' started by menoinjun, May 10, 2002.

  1. menoinjun macrumors 6502a

    menoinjun

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    I live here in Pittsburgh and I heard a rumor about Apple buying out a company called Bluefish Laboratories (or something like that). I went over to the place (about 10mins from my house) and indeed they changed their sign to an Apple logo! I went inside and asked them about their company. All they could tell me was "software development".

    Does anyone know of this company? I heard rumors about them working on iTunes, but I'm not sure. Even if this turns out to be nothing major, then it still proves that Apple is still ever expanding thier business.

    -Pete

    P.S. I asked for a graphics job opportunity, and one guy said that he would transfer my resume on to "the proper people". Sweet! Now I just need to make my resume...
     
  2. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    i know a bunch of people in the 'burgh...

    i'll ask around and let you kniow

    C-
     
  3. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    They were acquired by Apple in early 2001

    details are confidential

    the site was www.bluefishlabs.com

    hope this helps

    C-
     
  4. menoinjun thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Early 2001? That doesn't sound right. I was over there two weeks ago and they still had a bluefish logo outside the building. Only this week did they change it.

    -Pete
     
  5. jasonpaul75 macrumors member

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    Proof of Mobility

    The acquisition of Bluefish labs is further evidence that something mobile from apple may really in fact be in the works for the near future.

    http://www.ology.org/tilt/about.html

    The above link is rangled from google ...it shows one guys history..he looks like a mobile computing freak...and he openly admits to now working for Apple...read it...it will stimulate the synapses...believe
     
  6. D0ct0rteeth macrumors 65816

    D0ct0rteeth

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    he he

    even apple is corporate, dude

    C-
     
  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Is it me, or is anyone else having problems connecting to Bluefishlabs.com? I keep getting a connection failure.
     
  8. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    Doesn't load for me either, perhaps apple has transfered the domains to there servers and our ISPs haven't updated yet.

    Ensign
     
  9. sgw macrumors newbie

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    Bluefish

    I know someone who was one of the early
    employees at BlueFish. They were a Java
    consulting shop specializing in web
    technologies using XML and servlets.
    My guess would be that they were bought
    out to contribute to WebObjects, which has
    been steadily moving to a Java architecture.
     
  10. menoinjun thread starter macrumors 6502a

    menoinjun

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    hey! where in pitt are you from?

    Im from ny, but I just graduated from Duquesne U.

    -Pete
     
  11. sgw macrumors newbie

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    I live in Observatory Hill... The only place I've worked that you may have heard of is Sneakerlabs... Which was actually where I worked with the guy that ended up at Bluefish...:)

    I'm actually new to the Mac, I'm a Linux geek that's been seduced by OS X and the technologies from NeXT (I probably use my wife's iMac more than she does...)
     
  12. j763 macrumors 6502a

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    You can still view their site using the Google Cache feature: http://216.239.37.100/search?hl=en&q=cache:www.bluefishlabs.com

    Here's what was last on their website:

    We've been acquired!

    We're proud to announce that Blue Fish Labs was acquired by Apple Computer in early 2001. Details of the acquisition are confidential.

    We're tremendously excited about our new direction. Unfortunately, Blue Fish Labs will no longer provide technology services. We want to extend heartfelt thanks to all the people who have worked with us and the Pittsburgh high technology community in general.
     
  13. Ensign Paris macrumors 68000

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    I forgot about the cache feature on google, its a great feature, real useful!

    I made a website a few years back (my first) and I wish I had a copy, it was really cool (Although badly designed) but I wish I could get a copy from somewhere!

    Ensign
     
  14. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    All this things are telling me that Apple plans to take over the SGI market, I mean the low end market of the SGI's that envolves the O2 line and the indigo. A high end graphical market for the near future (2 years).

    What I see is that Apple based on the succes of the iMac and iBook line is planning to increase the industry taking all the graphical, networking market first, then audio for sure to be come THE multimedia platform.
     
  15. sgw macrumors newbie

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    Emailed my old friend

    I emailed my buddy in Seattle that used to work for Bluefish and is now at Apple... All I know at the moment is that my earlier speculation that they are working on WebObjects was incorrect. If I get any info I can share I'll post it :D
     
  16. jasonpaul75 macrumors member

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    The reply from an ex-Bluefish employee

    Hi, Jason-Paul,

    As I suspect you know, I can't really comment on this kind of stuff. :)

    Speaking as a private individual, I sympathize with you on the problem of
    finding a decent portable solution -- I have found that both my Palm and
    Pocket PC became less useful to me as the novelty wore off. The form factor
    is small enough to be carryable (more so with the Palm), but difficult to
    actually use for anything other then reference. I actually predominately
    rely on my Titanium Powerbook these days, which is portable but not exactly
    pocket sized.

    "name withheld to protect the innocent"

    This is a kind response to a few random questions about Apple's dabbling in portable fields of study. The guy who wrote me this is definately someone Apple would turn to for expertise in all things mobile. One could read almost nothing into to this mail...but I choose to be optimistic. I believe that this is a testimonial from with Apple that the current available portable are useless. So the replyer states that he uses his Titanuim all the time for mobility...at least until he completes his work on something new....

    "believe"

    Cheers,

    Jason-Paul
     

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