It has been reported by CNET that Apple has just bought out a company named Particle, which is a smaller San Francisco company that was based on HTML5 Web and also Web app work. This proposition is noted to have been for their talent rather than any projects that they are working on right now.
The company has done HTML5 work for Google, Motorola, Amazon, Yahoo, Sony, and Apple. The group has also created some “labs” projects including Intervue.me, an asynchronous video interviewing project. [...]
The deal went through late last month, though not all its less than a dozen employees stayed on to work at Apple. Those who did are listed as “creative technologists” as well as one “user interface engineer,” according to their public LinkedIn profiles.
This report is anticipated for Particle’s own Web development expertise and it seems very likely that the newest Apple employees will be working on newer projects like on Apple’s website, iAds and also iCloud.com. The About page of Particle shows that they had worked with Apple just before the acquisition:
Particle brings positive and energetic relationships with Google and the Chrome team specifically, as well as great Apple relationships and execution experience around iAds, iTunes Extras, and Apple.com. We have participated in and piloted much of the technology which will display the next generation of advertising and deliver media content for the next decade.
Five of Particle’s former employees were documented by TechCrunch as being Apple employees according to all of their LinkedIn profiles, and all the transitions have been listed and have already taken place as of last September.
Via Mac Rumors