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INRIX picks bankers, inches closer to IPO

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Inrix CEO Bryan Mistele is transforming how companies get traffic information. Photo: Annie Laurie Malarkey It’s no secret that Bryan Mistele wants to take INRIX public. But the Kirkland provider of traffic data appears to be getting a bit closer, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the company has...
INRIX picks bankers, inches closer to IPO

Can Anyone Explain Why Facebook Buying Waze Isn't Just A Desperate Grab For A New Business?

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Yesterday, the world learned that Facebook is close to buying user-generated mapping company Waze for about $1 billion. This news has many people scratching their heads, wondering what Facebook is thinking. Last spring, of course, another ~$1 billion acquisition by Facebook had some people scratching their head--the acquisition of revenue-less...
Can Anyone Explain Why Facebook Buying Waze Isn't Just A Desperate Grab For A New Business?

86% of U.S. adults use phones to settle arguments, solve problems and meet friends

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Here’s the situation: You’re at a restaurant and a friend asks a question about the name of actor who plays Roger Sterling in the TV show Mad Men. Or, you’re at a pub and want to know the updates in the Mariners’ game. Or you’re heading home from the soccer...
86% of U.S. adults use phones to settle arguments, solve problems and meet friends

Nokia delivers live traffic, geocoding to Bing

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The company says that Bing Maps will now offer the same traffic information available in 24 countries around the world. [Read more]...
Nokia delivers live traffic, geocoding to Bing

Garmin's K2 'glass cockpit' will change the way you interact with your car, we go hands-on at CES (video)

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Infotainment platforms are a dime a dozen these days, but Garmin's K2 "glass cockpit" is definitely one system that you're going to want to take seriously. You'll be interacting with a 10.4-inch capacitive touch screen, which is positioned front and center, while a squat 12-inch digital gauge and information...
Garmin's K2 'glass cockpit' will change the way you interact with your car, we go hands-on at CES (video)

Google Maps live traffic updates served up to seven new regions, 19 more get 'expanded coverge'

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Ready for yet another dose of news related to Google Maps? The service's live traffic update functionality has been expanded yet again, and now seven more cities including the likes of Mexico City and Greater Johannesburg, South Africa can join in on the action. Better yet, 19 other major...
Google Maps live traffic updates served up to seven new regions, 19 more get 'expanded coverge'

RIM hires TomTom for HD Traffic service in phones

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RIM on Tuesday announced it has partnered with TomTom to bring the latter's HD Traffic service onto the former's smartphones. BlackBerry apps including Traffic, Maps, and Locate Services will get TomTom's touch, and even developers will have access to mapping and traffic for integration into their own apps. HD Traffic...
RIM hires TomTom for HD Traffic service in phones

Apple's iOS 6.1 Maps Search API is its official alternative to Google Places for local results

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With the release of iOS 6.1, Apple has also announced a new Search API that will allow developers to query its Maps servers to get back point-of-interest and location data. This will allow them to integrate these kinds of local results into their apps when users search for things around them....
Apple's iOS 6.1 Maps Search API is its official alternative to Google Places for local results
Spot On: the anti-productive "predictive intelligence" service

Social media analytics firm Simply Measured has picked up an $8M Series-B led by Bessemer

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When a duo of Seattle-based genial blokes raised $250,000 to launch a company called ‘Untitled Startup,’ the future of the firm was all but plain; the company’s generic name wasn’t a lark – the team didn’t have much of a plan for their firm. Local Founder’s Co-op obviously knew what it was doing...
Social media analytics firm Simply Measured has picked up an $8M Series-B led by Bessemer
Chevy GogoLink app brings smartphone-powered navigation to Sonic and Spark vehicles

Bing Maps taps Nokia to power its Traffic feature and geocoding information

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In a move that is certain to raise eyebrows and acquisition rumors (again), Bing today announced that Nokia will power the Traffic feature of its Maps product. Also, Nokia geocoding information will be integrated to improve routing results. Mapping is no small piece of Bing, as it is integrated into...
Bing Maps taps Nokia to power its Traffic feature and geocoding information

Waze 3.0 lands on Android with a gorgeous UI

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Waze has brought its 3.0 version to Android and this features a much cleaners user interface as well as a few new features. We’ve covered Waze multiple times before because we believe it’s a great way to get free traffic reports on your smartphone. The app and service crowd sources...
Waze 3.0 lands on Android with a gorgeous UI
Google Maps adds live traffic in UAE and Kazakhstan, expands coverage in USA, Brazil, France and 8 other countries

The Best Apps For Dad's New iPhone

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With over 500,000 apps in Apple's App Store it can be overwhelming trying to figure out which ones are useful or fun. Whether your Dad received an iPhone for father's day or has had one for some time check out these apps that are sure to add some personality to...
The Best Apps For Dad's New iPhone

Brazil wants Twitter to close accounts that warn of traffic controls

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The Brazilian Federal Attorney’s Office has filed a lawsuit against Twitter Inc., as the press agency O Globo reports. Filed with a motion for preliminary injunction, the lawsuit asks the Federal Justice of the state of Goias to suspend and block Twitter profiles that warn of traffic controllers. Over the...
Brazil wants Twitter to close accounts that warn of traffic controls

The 5 fastest-growing Israeli startups

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This post is written by independent writer and researcher Kevin Ducoff. Considering it has been dubbed the “Startup Nation,” Israel is clearly an important player on the global tech stage. Not only does it have the highest density of tech startups in the world, but these startups attract more venture...
The 5 fastest-growing Israeli startups

Traffic estimates arrive on Google Maps, powered by your Android phone

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Google has just announced that it is now using live and historic traffic data to calculate just how long a trip will take. While this isn’t the first we’ve heard of traffic updates or of Google’s interest in implementing this feature, it looks like the feature will now be available in...
Traffic estimates arrive on Google Maps, powered by your Android phone
TeleNav adds voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation to its Scout iPhone app
Apple partner says new Maps app in iOS 6 is terrible

Twitter Is In Trouble In Brazil Because Drivers Are Tweeting To Avoid The Cops

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Twitter has a problem in Brazil — the government is suing the company for nearly $300,000 because citizens have been using it to avoid traffic controls, The Next Web reports. This also means that, yes, Brazilians have successfully been using Twitter to get around police presence on roads, like...
Twitter Is In Trouble In Brazil Because Drivers Are Tweeting To Avoid The Cops
Facebook may be interested in acquiring navigation company Waze
10 new iOS 6 features iPad users should know

Navigation App Waze Adds Road Closure Reporting, Says It Now Has 40M Users

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Waze, the app that uses crowdsourced data to build its maps and provide real-time traffic information, is introducing a new feature today allowing users to report road closures. This seems like a pretty natural extension of what Waze does — drivers could already report things like accidents, so this is...
Navigation App Waze Adds Road Closure Reporting, Says It Now Has 40M Users

If you think your car is smart and connected now, just wait

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How connected is your car? There’s a good chance you’re already using your Bluetooth smartphone with your vehicle so you can continue your conversation in hands-free mode. And that you’re using that same phone as a hub for your traveling entertainment center. But that’s just the beginning. Newer models are...
If you think your car is smart and connected now, just wait

Google Now For iPhone and iPad May Be Coming Sooner Than We Thought (GOOG, AAPL)

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A very Google-like ad showing off the search giant's Google Now service for iPhone and iPad leaked today and was promptly pulled, reports Engadget. Last year, we reported that the service was on its way to Apple's mobile devices but we didn't know when. From this alleged ad it seems...
Google Now For iPhone and iPad May Be Coming Sooner Than We Thought (GOOG, AAPL)

TomTom to become Apple phone default satnav program

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Dutch firm's shares rise after deal that will replace Google Maps on iPhone, hot on heels of similar deal with BlackBerrySmartphones have been slowly killing the satnav but they could now revive TomTom, Europe's largest navigation device company.TomTom's shares soared as high as 16.5% on the Amsterdam stock exchange on...
TomTom to become Apple phone default satnav program

In-depth Review: Apple's iOS 6 Maps & the alternatives

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Apple's new Maps service in iOS 6 isn't the only option for obtaining maps, directions, traffic information, local search and area visualizations. Here's a look at how it and various third party mapping options for iOS users compare....
In-depth Review: Apple's iOS 6 Maps & the alternatives

TomTom refreshes GO sat nav, offers 3D maps and lifetime traffic information

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As well as this morning's redesigned sports watches, TomTom has just launched a refreshed version of its GO GPS unit for drivers who still prefer a dedicated sat nav. The hardware comes with interactive 3D maps, a lifetime's supply of real-time traffic information and up to four free map...
TomTom refreshes GO sat nav, offers 3D maps and lifetime traffic information

Seattle 2.0 Awards: Which startup is the Next Tech Titan?

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Today’s featured category in the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards, Next Tech Titan, is about that inflection point in the life of a startup, where it reaches a higher level and really ceases to become a startup anymore. In other words, we’re asking for your powers of prediction in this category....
Seattle 2.0 Awards: Which startup is the Next Tech Titan?
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