Social Networking & Advertising

TI’s Wi-Link 8Q Provides Wireless Connectivity for Auto Infotainment

January 7, 2013By

Wireless connectivity is becoming a key feature in automobiles for sharing and viewing content from smartphones and tablets to in-car systems, easy pairing of devices, navigation and replacement of expensive cables for in-car communication. To answer this need, today Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced the WiLink 8Q family of wireless automotive connectivity solutions. “GNSS technology combines GPS and GLONASS signals... read more

SINA, AutoNavi Launch Social Networking Platform for China

December 11, 2012By

SINA Corporation, an online media company serving China and the global Chinese communities, and AutoNavi Holdings Limited, provider of digital map content and navigation and location-based solutions in China, have jointly announced a strategic partnership to integrate and enhance each other’s social, location and mobile offerings. As a result of this partnership, AMAP, AutoNavi’s mobile map application, users will be... read more

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Waze to Offer Location-Based Ads

November 13, 2012By

The month of October and now into November was filled with several conferences, but not a lot of location news. A few news snippets, while not blockbusters, were important. One was Waze’s decision to offer its own location-based advertising. Another was a milestone for Ford, which said its Sync information system is now in five million vehicles.  On an end-of-an-era... read more

Telenav Launches Scout Advertising, Acquires ThinkNear

October 22, 2012By

By Janice Partyka. TeleNav has announced that it has acquired Local Merchant Services, Inc., d.b.a. ThinkNear, a privately held hyper-local mobile advertising company in Los Angeles, California, for consideration of $22.5 million, consisting of approximately $18.5 million in cash, plus restricted stock and assumed options. The acquisition, which closed on October 10, added ThinkNear’s team of 12 employees, including its... read more

GPS at the Olympics: Twitter Disrupts GPS Data from Olympic Cyclers to Broadcasters

July 31, 2012By

  UPDATE: Title changed to clarify that GPS signals are not affected, but the transfer of the GPS data to the broadcasters.   GPS is playing a role at the 2012 Olympics in London, through apps for smartphones to transportation issues, and even a clash with social media. Twitter Disrupts GPS Data from Olympic Cyclists to Broadcasters The International Olympic... read more