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World News:  DigitalGlobe expands commercial business unit
5th April 2007

World News: DigitalGlobe expands commercial business unit

DigitalGlobe® has announced several strategic initiatives for its commercial business unit. The upgraded roadmap includes a new Boston, Massachusetts commercial office, along with plans to integrate assets from the...

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World News:  Russia and China join Europe in the GPS challenge
5th April 2007

World News: Russia and China join Europe in the GPS challenge

According to a recent News.com article, the Russian space agency plans to launch eight navigation satellites by the end of the year. Russia’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) is...

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Asia News:  Navigation to become a focus of GPS market in China
5th April 2007

Asia News: Navigation to become a focus of GPS market in China

According to China-based CCID Consulting, China's automotive electronics market grew by 39% in 2006, generating sales revenues of RMB 86.76 billion. 815,000 GPS systems were sold in China last...

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World News:  Hacking into sat nav systems
2nd April 2007

World News: Hacking into sat nav systems

Italian researchers have discovered a way to hack into some sat nav systems that use RDS-TMC to receive traffic broadcasts and emergency messages, reports Dark Reading. According to the...

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America News:  Inrix launches Inrix Traffic for Windows Mobile devices
2nd April 2007

America News: Inrix launches Inrix Traffic for Windows Mobile devices

Inrix has announced the availability of Inrix Traffic for Windows Mobile devices, giving wireless instant access to real-time and predictive traffic conditions on their Windows Mobile devices in more...

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America News:  Garmin acquires Nautamatic Marine’s assets
2nd April 2007

America News: Garmin acquires Nautamatic Marine’s assets

Garmin has acquired substantially all the assets of Nautamatic Marine Systems, manufacturer of the TR-1 Gold and Gladiator marine autopilots. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed....

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America News:  Tele Atlas expands digital map coverage in South America
26th March 2007

America News: Tele Atlas expands digital map coverage in South America

Tele Atlas has announced the expansion of digital map coverage in South America, with increased coverage in Brazil. Tele Atlas’ maps for Brazil now feature detailed street-level map coverage...

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World News:  Pitney Bowes to acquire MapInfo for $408m
26th March 2007

World News: Pitney Bowes to acquire MapInfo for $408m

Pitney Bowes has entered into a merger agreement to acquire MapInfo Corp for approximately $408 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the second calendar quarter...

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World News:  MapQuest upgrades “Send to Cell” service
26th March 2007

World News: MapQuest upgrades “Send to Cell” service

MapQuest’s upgraded “Send to Cell” service lets users create detailed driving directions and maps at their desktop and send them to any web-enabled cell phone. The service lets users...

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World News:  Location revolutionising 3rd screen, but where are the mobile LBS application profits?
26th March 2007

World News: Location revolutionising 3rd screen, but where are the mobile LBS application profits?

The mobile phone, or 3rd screen, is the most personal consumer electronics device, and its potential is only just beginning to be tapped. Location based services (LBS) can help...

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America News:  MachineTalker® to acquire dynamic mapping software for global product tracking
23rd March 2007

America News: MachineTalker® to acquire dynamic mapping software for global product tracking

MachineTalker, developer of smart wireless security networks and tracking systems, has reached an Agreement in Principal to acquire the rights to an interactive global mapping system that would allow...

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World News:  TomTom unveils nav device with built-in SIM card
22nd March 2007

World News: TomTom unveils nav device with built-in SIM card

TomTom has introduced the new TomTom GO 715 – the world’s first portable navigation device with an integrated GPRS modem and SIM card. From April 2007, the TomTom GO...

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