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Apple's $30bn maps mistake

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Tim Cook's delayed apology over the maps fiasco tells us a lot about the company's attitude and managementA short week after releasing the iPhone 5, Apple's CEO publicly apologises for the maps fiasco and the company's website updates its description of the new service. As the digital inspirations blog found...
Apple's $30bn maps mistake

New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for March 2012

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It has been a great month for apps. Both iOS and Android had big markers in March, as Apple released the new iPad and Google rebranded the Android Market as Google Play. Developers have been hard at work creating apps for each platform and some great games, social apps and...
New iPhone, iPad and Android Apps for March 2012

No Deal in Sight for Apple to Acquire Waze

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Yesterday, TechCrunch reported that Apple was interested in purchasing Waze, the social turn-by-turn navigation company. According to the report, Apple was offering approximately $400 million plus an additional $100 million in incentives, but Waze was holding out for closer to $750 million. TechCrunch's MG Siegler now reports that there is...
No Deal in Sight for Apple to Acquire Waze

$1 Billion Waze Acquisition Is Yet More Proof Facebook Is No Longer A Social Network

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Facebook is now a mobile advertising company, and not a social network. Sure, you've heard this before, but it's a theme worth repeating. That's especially true in light of Facebook's rumored upcoming $1 billion acquisition of Israel-based mapping and navigation company Waze, notes tech journalist (and Waze superfan) Hillel Fuld. Without this lens,...
$1 Billion Waze Acquisition Is Yet More Proof Facebook Is No Longer A Social Network

Garmin navigation apps speed ahead with location sharing from Glympse

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Seattle startup Glympse continues to  gain momentum, announcing a partnership agreement today with navigation leader Garmin. As part of the deal, Glympse’s location sharing technology will be added to Garmin StreetPilot Onboard, a $50 navigation app for the iPhone, and to Navigon, a $50 app for Android and iPhone. Existing users...
Garmin navigation apps speed ahead with location sharing from Glympse

Hands on: Garmin StreetPilot onDemand with Foursquare

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Although Garmin would seem to fit in better at CES rather than the Macworld iWorld expo, the navigation company brought its latest iOS apps to San Francisco this week to show off the latest features. MacNN played around with the updated version of StreetPilot onDemand, which now enables users to...
Hands on: Garmin StreetPilot onDemand with Foursquare

Israeli VC firm Magma Venture Partners raises a new $100m fund aimed at early stage startups

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Israel-based VC firm Magma Venture Partners has raised a new $100 million fund, as first reported in Hebrew by Newsgeek and confirmed to us by Magma. Magma, which has a portfolio including social navigation company Waze, data compression startup Onavo and automatic video editing app Magisto, says that the new...
Israeli VC firm Magma Venture Partners raises a new $100m fund aimed at early stage startups

ThinkNear CEO Talks About Post-Acquisition Potential, Credits TechStars NY

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On Wednesday, Telenav bought Techstars NY grad ThinkNear for $22.5 million, making it the largest Techstars exit to date. This comes a bit later in the year of mobile ad exits, including Millennial Media’s hugely successful IPO and rumors of a JumpTap public offering. Not to mention all those other...
ThinkNear CEO Talks About Post-Acquisition Potential, Credits TechStars NY

TomTom unveils location based services, portal to help put developers on the map

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Thanks to a certain fruit company and its cartographic woes, many folks are aware that TomTom provides mapping services to third-parties. Now the navigation company is offering cloud-based services like map display, routing, traffic and geocoding to all, alongside a developer portal with the tools to program them. That'll...
TomTom unveils location based services, portal to help put developers on the map

TomTom gets social, adds Foursquare to iPhone nav app

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Ever hear of So-Lo-Mo, or social-local-mobile? If not, you will as it’s a growing trend and navigation company TomTom is embracing it. The company released a new version of its TomTom App for iPhone on Tuesday that includes full Foursquare support. This follows the prior app update, which added Facebook...
TomTom gets social, adds Foursquare to iPhone nav app
How to bring down mission-critical GPS networks with $2,500

Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo

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Sina, the creator of China’s top microblogging platform, has announced a new partnership with market-leading navigation company AutoNavi to integrate location-based services into its Weibo service. The companies said the deal will allow Sina Weibo users to login to AMAP, AutoNavi’s mobile map application, and have direct access to the...
Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo
Facebook may be interested in acquiring navigation company Waze

Apple has no plans to buy social-navigation company Waze

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A source has told CNET that earlier reports on the matter are completely "fabricated." [Read more]...
Apple has no plans to buy social-navigation company Waze

TomTom Distances Itself From Map Flap

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The Dutch navigation company, Apple's mapping data supplier, says it is not responsible for user experience....
TomTom Distances Itself From Map Flap

Longtime Garmin CEO Min Kao Steps Down

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Min Kao, the co-founder and CEO of navigation company Garmin, is stepping down at the end of the year. The new head honcho is Clifton Pemble — who joined Garmin as an engineer in 1989 and has most recently been president and COO. Shares of Garmin were trading up slightly...
Longtime Garmin CEO Min Kao Steps Down

T-Mobile’s New Garminfone Trumps Google Navigation

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T-Mobile USA today took the wraps off an exclusive new handset from Garmin, the GPS navigation company, that runs the Google Android operating system. Available later this spring, the Garminfone touchscreen handset offers 3G connectivity on T-Mobile’s network, a 3-megapixel camera with geo-tagging support, access to Google’s Android Market for...
T-Mobile’s New Garminfone Trumps Google Navigation

Consumer Backlash Against Apple Maps Surprised Waze CEO

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On Monday, Waze CEO Noam Bardin took the stage at AllThingsD's Dive Into Mobile conference and talked (via Mashable) about how his company didn't think Apple Maps would be "that good" but that it underestimated consumer reaction to Apple's service. The social turn-by-turn navigation company had assumed that Apple Maps...
Consumer Backlash Against Apple Maps Surprised Waze CEO

As Apple's new Maps get ridiculed, its partners feel the burn, lash out

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RT @tomwarren: Oh hai Colchester in iOS 6 maps. *zooms in* where are you?! http://t.co/sfLCo1ZE— Benjamin Rubenstein (@BenjRubenstein) September 20, 2012 So who exactly is to blame for the downgraded Maps experience in iOS 6? Apple’s strategic decision to drop the Google Maps backend has sparked perhaps as much controversy...
As Apple's new Maps get ridiculed, its partners feel the burn, lash out

Apple Interested in Purchasing Social Turn-by-Turn Navigation Company Waze?

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Citing "rumours flying around", TechCrunch reports that Apple appears to be investigating the possibility of acquiring Waze, the popular social turn-by-turn navigation company. Waze, which takes advantage of real-time info from users to help others keep up-to-date on the latest road and traffic conditions, is already a partner in Apple's...
Apple Interested in Purchasing Social Turn-by-Turn Navigation Company Waze?
Apple buys indoor navigation company WiFiSLAM
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