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Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Now Reaching 10M Monthly Active Users On iOS

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Onswipe, a startup that helps publishers build websites optimized for iPads and other touchscreen devices, is closing out what sounds like a big year. Content published through the Onswipe platform reached 44 million unique visitors over the course of the year, the company says, and it’s now reaching 10 million...
Touch Publishing Platform Onswipe Now Reaching 10M Monthly Active Users On iOS

Wow: Google Maps traffic data in 130 new U.S. cities, more coverage in 16 other countries

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Google has rolled out a massive expansion in traffic data today, revealing 130 new cities in the U.S. and 3 new ones in South America. In addition, 13 other countries have gotten expanded support. This is a massive boost in the coverage for its traffic service and demonstrates just how...
Wow: Google Maps traffic data in 130 new U.S. cities, more coverage in 16 other countries

Google Maps adds traffic conditions for 7 new countries, makes improvements for 19 other

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Traffic conditions are a great part of Google Maps, as it gives you real-time information about how quickly you’re going to get to your destination. For example, if you’re trying to drive home to San Mateo from San Francisco during rush-hour? Forget it. That feature hasn’t been available worldwide, but...
Google Maps adds traffic conditions for 7 new countries, makes improvements for 19 other

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

Microsoft and Nokia bring enhanced traffic data to Windows Phone, announce international plans

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Cross-pollination is a beautiful thing. In the natural world, it brings bountiful harvests and pretty flowers. In the mobile world, we benefit from the sharing of ideas and technologies. Case in point is Windows Phone, as Microsoft has just announced that it's adopted traffic information from Nokia into the...
Microsoft and Nokia bring enhanced traffic data to Windows Phone, announce international plans
Facebook Rumored To Purchase Traffic App Waze For $1 Billion
Nokia Here Maps App Coming To iOS, Apple Should Welcome It With Open Arms

Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data, researcher says

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Hackers can influence real-time traffic-flow-analysis systems to make people drive into traffic jams or to keep roads clear in areas where a lot of people use Google or Waze navigation systems, a German researcher demonstrated at BlackHat Europe....
Hackers can cause traffic jams by manipulating real-time traffic data, researcher says

Facebook Is Close To Buying Israeli Startup Waze For $1 Billion

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TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in advanced talks to acquire Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, business daily Calcalist reported on Thursday. Due diligence is underway after a term sheet was signed, Calcalist said, adding that talks began six months ago. Waze...
Facebook Is Close To Buying Israeli Startup Waze For $1 Billion
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INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team

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INRIX is bolstering its board and management team as the Kirkland provider of traffic data continues to add new customers, and possibly positions for an initial public offering. The spin out of Microsoft Research today named former Blue Nile CEO Diane Irvine  to the board, tapping a proven executive with...
INRIX names ex-Blue Nile CEO to board, strengthens management team

Former Microsoft CFO John Connors joins board of INRIX

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John Connors INRIX continues to add horsepower to its board, as the Kirkland provider of traffic data preps for an initial public offering. The latest addition is John Connors, a venture capitalist at Bellevue-based Ignition Partners who previously served as CFO of Microsoft. That’s a big-name election for INRIX, which...
Former Microsoft CFO John Connors joins board of INRIX

INRIX names top 10 worst traffic cities, says increased gridlock indicates stronger economy

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Traffic jam (epSos.de photo) Traffic may be getting worse, but it’s a good indicator of a rebounding economy. That’s the latest from Kirkland-based traffic data company INRIX, which just released its sixth annual Traffic Scorecard Annual Report. The company found that after two years of declining traffic congestion, including a 22 percent...
INRIX names top 10 worst traffic cities, says increased gridlock indicates stronger economy
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Tracking traffic made easy: INRIX launches digital reporting suite for media

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As the Kirkland-based company inches closer to an IPO, INRIX just released a turn-key set of applications that can help media members deliver traffic information faster and for less money. The traffic information analytics provider is offering something called the INRIX Digital Media Suite made for T.V. and radio media....
Tracking traffic made easy: INRIX launches digital reporting suite for media

Bing Maps Says Go Ahead, Broadcast Your Mashup on TV

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Bing maps has announced that broadcasters can now freely display bird’s eye, aerial, road, hybrid, and Streetside images in their presentations. This post from the Bing community blog has the details: A couple months ago we changed the Bing Maps Terms of Use in a post called Bing Maps Terms of Use...
Bing Maps Says Go Ahead, Broadcast Your Mashup on TV
Swarmly Debuts Its 'Waze For People' On iOS -- Know Where Is Hot Or Not, Right Now

Philippine Government Ignores Public Concerns, Continues To Push Extreme 'Cybercrime' Law

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One of the striking -- and depressing -- features of the Internet today is the almost universal desire of governments around the world to rein it in through new laws. We wrote about one such attempt in the Philippines a couple of months ago, where the government is trying to...
Philippine Government Ignores Public Concerns, Continues To Push Extreme 'Cybercrime' Law
RIM turns to TomTom for real-time traffic, mapping, and friendship
iOS default despair: Where Ars staff turns for better app experiences

Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

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Black Friday online shopping sales were up 26% this year, the number of people driving to brick and mortar stores increased even faster says Inrix. Congestion was up 32.5% this year according to the traffic data Inrix now pulls from over 100 million drivers. This and another report about Thanksgiving traffic...
Inrix Now Collects Traffic Data From 100M Drivers, Shows Black Friday Congestion Up 32.5% Despite Ecommerce

6 Navigation Apps That Go the Extra Mile

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With a smartphone and the right app, you can find any spot on Earth. But the best navigation apps do a lot more. Look out for that speed trap! Here are six outstanding mobile navigation tools. To make the list, an app needs to be different than your standard,...
6 Navigation Apps That Go the Extra Mile

Nokia Drive 3 teased at MWC with commute alerts via live tiles (video)

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When the folks at Nokia took us aside and asked if we'd like a preview of the latest features slated for Nokia Drive, we knew something good was in store. Our intuition wasn't wrong. The next version of Nokia's navigation software will focus on commutes -- aiming to make...
Nokia Drive 3 teased at MWC with commute alerts via live tiles (video)

Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

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Y Combinator (YC) is among the world’s leading seed-funding and startup accelerator groups. They have funded companies that have gone on to massive success, such as Dropbox and Disqus, and myriad others that have run the gamut from closing, to medium-strength exits. Danielle Morrill of Referly is working to better quantify...
Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?

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When the Mashable post on social media traffic was published, I read it without much surprise. Facebook is huge and getting huger. Then I saw the same charts on another blog, and then another. That last time I noticed something hidden in the charts. My first thought was that the...
Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?
Predicting commute times from the homestead: INRIX inks deal with Windermere

How situationally intelligent apps are tackling the scourge of lateness

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I’m no punctuality Nazi but I appreciate the effort that goes into showing up on time. And most days, I allot plenty of time to get to my appointments though when I do show up late, it can be by a lot. But increasingly, mobile users have fewer excuses for...
How situationally intelligent apps are tackling the scourge of lateness
BMW picks INRIX to help drivers figure out where they’re going
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