MSN Direct extends deal with NAVTEQ Traffic

106 North American markets covered

MSN Direct extends deal with NAVTEQ Traffic
NAVTEQ today announced that its contract as a primary traffic data provider to Microsoft’s MSN Direct was extended. With the new contract, Microsoft has significantly expanded traffic coverage with 106 North American markets.

MSN Direct currently provides its traffic and other location-based real time contents to a range of PND manufacturers including Garmin, Nextar, Pioneer, Alpine and AVIS (rebranded Garmin device). This Microsoft Business Unit has recently experienced a major staff lay-off as part of a 3,000 job cut at Microsoft (read more here).

Monday, May 18th 2009

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