Apple Inc. is planning to merge its separate internet services groups under one roof in a bid to have better collaboration between the teams that are currently working out of different locations, Bloomberg News reported Oct. 6, citing sources with knowledge of the matter.
As part of the initiative, Apple cloud services teams overseen by Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet services, will move to the tech giant's existing Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino, Calif. The teams include Siri, Maps, iCloud, Apple Pay, Apple News and parts of iTunes and Apple Music.
Sources said the current arrangement results in software bugs and slow product development, while housing the teams at a single location will reportedly help the iPhone maker better compete with Alphabet Inc. unit Google Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.
The news comes as Apple reportedly is working to shift its workforce to the new Apple Campus 2, with the shifting to start in 2017.