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Out in Front: The Semi-Private Life of Waldorf Twitty

March 1, 2013By

We’re going through!” The Captain’s voice was like thin slate breaking. He wore combat fatigues with a dusty beret. “We can’t make it, sir. They’re laying down fire too heavy, if you ask me.” “I’m not asking you, lieutenant,” said the Captain. “Go to overdrive!” The throb of the diesel Stryker increased: cha-rugga-rugga-rugga. He surveyed the rocky defile ahead. “Throw... read more

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Berg Insight: LBS Revenues in Europe to reach €825 million by 2017

February 11, 2013By
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According to a new research report by Berg Insight, mobile location-based service (LBS) revenues in Europe are forecast to grow from €325 million in 2012 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 20.5 percent to reach €825 million in 2017. The North American LBS market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 9.2 percent from US $835 million... read more

Apple Maps Debacle Top Location Story of 2012

December 11, 2012By

Looking back at 2012, and this is our last column of the year, a number of stories in the location industry spring to the front. The rise of indoor positioning as a potential lucrative market is one. Another is perhaps Samsung’s purchase of CSR to give a major consumer electronics manufacturer even more location capability. Or the continued story of... read more

Mobile Application Storefronts Distributed 81 Billion Apps through September

December 11, 2012By

Mobile application storefronts had collectively distributed a cumulative total of 81 billion smartphone and tablet apps as of the end of September 2012, according to a recent market study from ABI Research. Of these, 89 percent were downloaded from native storefronts that come with the device’s operating system. “The current status quo is based on storefronts that the operating system... 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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China Industry Report: “Amazing Growth” in Mobile Market

December 3, 2012By

A new China Navigation Map Industry Report, 2012-2014, released by Sino Market Insight, predicts that the revenue of Chinese navigation electronic  map industry will reach RMB 2.1 billion in 2014. Started in 2002, the navigation industry in China is still in the  initial stage of development compared with the international market, the report says. China’s car navigation market, PND navigation... read more

Google Maps Has Schedules for One Million Public Transit Stops

August 21, 2012By

Since 2005, Google has collaborated with hundreds of transit authorities around the world to make a comprehensive resource for millions of riders to find out which bus, train, subway, or tram can take them to their next destination. Today, Google Maps reports it has public transportation schedules for more than one million transit stops worldwide, in nearly 500 cities, including... read more

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Our Man in Barcelona

February 28, 2012By

Smartphones are taking over the world, and not just modern industrialized societies. A Broadcom executive predicted today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that, with costs going down for less expensive models, smartphones will not only be the first phone of any kind for many people in India and other developing nations, it will constitute their first Internet experience.... read more

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