NAVTEQ announced semifinalists and judges for LBS Challenge APAC

NAVTEQ announced semifinalists and judges for LBS Challenge APAC
Last week NAVTEQ made public the 12 companies nominated as semifinalists for its LBS Challenge competition in the APAC region. The winners will be announced at the CommunicAsia trade show during an awards ceremony at the NAVTEQ Stand on 17 June, 2009.

The semifinalists include:
• 3 Door Trading Pvt. Ltd, India: Bargain Seeker allows businesses and individuals to offer discounted products to consumers.
• 3 Door Trading Pvt. Ltd, India: Services Seeker allows consumers to connect with potential service providers based on their location., India: Shout Out! helps travelers to connect and share information with other travelers.
Nano Equipment Pte Ltd, Singapore: Geo-tagged Mobile Video Broadcast takes video broadcast and sharing to the next level by enabling users to broadcast geo-tagged live videos from their mobile phones to the web.
Navitime Japan Co. , Ltd., Japan: NAVITIME is a multi-modal navigation solution combining different methods of transportation including pedestrian and car.
Realeyes3D, France: Motion Maps allows mobile users to pan across digital maps in this LBS application by just tilting the phone.
tenCube, Singapore: WaveSecure protects the user’s mobile device, data and privacy against theft.
Tenzeng, Australia: LostAndFound is a suite of applications that enables call center operators to help customers find their lost mobile devices.
TourSpot, LLC, USA: TourSpot is a walking tour and city guide application with integrated location-based content and mobile coupons.
Urban Team, Germany: FastFoot-Challenge is a multi-player location-based action game where fans can track the action live.
• ValueFirst Connect Ltd, India: Redgift locates nearby potential volunteer blood-donors for emergency cases.
Yatra Online Private Limited, India: Hotel Companion enables travelers to locate and learn about points of interest in their area.
Yoose GmbH, Germany: In-Game Location-Based Couponing ties location-based advertising promotions with free mobile games.

Final Judging will take place on Monday, June 15, 2009 in Singapore. The panel of judges includes:
• Valerie Cheng, Creative Director, Arc Worldwide Singapore
• Kunal Bajaj, Managing Director, BDA Connect (India)
• Thomas M. Owen, Vice President, Wireless Development & Alliances, deCarta
• Shawn Chui, Assistant Technology Manager, Solution Application Planning, HTC
• Chin Yook Siong, CTO, Global Technology Solution, IBM Solutions and Services
• Kenny Mathers, Head of APAC Developer Relations, Forum Nokia Asia
• Hyun-Yong Park, Manager, Content Planning Group, Samsung
• Edward Ying, Chief of Content & Media Services Group, SingTel
• Liu Peng, Head of Sony Ericsson Developer World China

NAVTEQ and sponsoring companies are offering prizes that contribute to a global prize pool of over $5.5 million dollars in cash, tools, data licenses and handsets.

Monday, May 25th 2009

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