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A Decade of GPS Business News - 06/03/2016

Dear reader, GPS Business News was born early 2007 on the simple idea that the GPS and positioning/navigation markets were in need of a business newsletter and website that would help worldwide stakeholders keep up to date with technology and...

Waze Co-Founder Uri Levine Joins HERE Supervisory Board - 05/19/2016

Following its recent appointment of Edzard Overbeek as CEO, digital mapping company HERE announced the composition of a newly-established Supervisory Board that brings together shareholders and independent advisors. The Supervisory Board of HERE...

Steve Banfield Leaves INRIX, to Head U.S. BMW Car Sharing Service - 05/10/2016

Steve Banfield, formerly INRIX Chief Marketing Officer, has joined as CEO ReachNow, the free-floating car -sharing service from BMW Group in North America. Beyond Banfield, the appointed executive team based in Seattle is made of Sandra Phillips,...

NNG Appoints New CEO, Former TomTom Exec Giles Shrimpton - 03/07/2016

Automotive navigation software and infotainment supplier NNG has appointed Giles Shrimpton as its CEO, effective March 1, 2016. NNG was searching for a new CEO since July 2015 when Peter Balogh, co-founder of the company, left the job. In the...

HERE Gets New CEO Coming from Cisco - 02/29/2016

Digital map vendor HERE announced on Friday the appointment of Edzard Overbeek as CEO to lead the company as a newly independent entity. Overbeek, 48, joins HERE following its acquisition by a consortium made of AUDI, BMW and Daimler. He will start...

Informal LBS & Connected Car Meet up at MWC Barcelona - 02/11/2016

GPS Business News invite you to an informal Meetup gathering professionals in the location-based services and connected car segments on February 22nd, 6pm, at walking distance from the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The event is completely...

Former WHERE CEO Walt Doyle Takes the Helm at Gasbuddy - 01/28/2016

GasBuddy appointed as CEO Walt Doyle, former PayPal executive and founder of WHERE, a location-based advertising startup he sold to the online payment company. With 53 million downloads (one million organic monthly downloads) and 15 million monthly...

Urgent.ly Hires Tom Sexton as VP of Strategic Sales - 12/10/2015

Roadside assistance startup Urgent.ly announced today the appointment of Tom Sexton as Vice President of Strategic Sales. Sexton brings to the company a large experience in developing business with companies in the automotive and navigation...

Gimbal Co-Founder Kevin Hunter Joins inMarket as President - 11/17/2015

Beacon platform inMarket has announced the hiring of Kevin Hunter as President, effective immediately. Hunter joins inMarket after successfully co-founding Gimbal as Chief Operating Officer where he grew the platform from its incubation stage in...

Antoine Saucier Appointed as Managing Director TomTom Automotive - 09/10/2015

On the eve of the Frankfurt Motor Show TomTom announced this week the appointment of Antoine Saucier as Managing Director of its Automotive division. Saucier worked at TomTom for eight years, his most recent position was Vice President of Sales and...

Aupeo Gets New Executive Team - 10/27/2015

Aupeo, the audio content solutions provider for the connected car (a subsidiary of Panasonic) has announced yesterday David Taylor as Chief Executive Officer, following the voluntary departure of Holger G. Weiss. Taylor joined Aupeo in April 2013 as...

Atul Kishore Joins Tweddle Group as Executive Vice President - 06/18/2015

Tweddle Group, an international automotive communications and publishing firm, today announced the arrival of new Executive Vice President Atul Kishore. Kishore will focus on OEM relationships and the development of new telematics strategies and...
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