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Adsquare Recruits Tuomo Kokko From xAd - 12/12/2014

German mobile audience vendor Adsquare has announced this week the recruitment of Tuomo Kokko as Director Partner Management. Tuomo was hired from location-based advertising platform xAd where he spent seven months. Prior to this, Kokko worked a...

Connected Car Meetup Organized in Paris - 11/06/2014

GPS Business News organizes a Connected Car Meetup in Paris on December 1st, 2014 at 7pm. This is a free networking event dedicated to movers and shakers in the connected car industry: car makers, automotive part suppliers, hardware vendor, telecom...

Nokia Appoints Sean Fernback as HERE President - 10/23/2014

Nokia today announced the appointment of Sean Fernback as President of HERE, Nokia's mapping and location intelligence business, and as a member of the Group Leadership team, with effect from November 1, 2014. Fernback takes the helm of HERE after...

TeleNav’s Counsel L. Hillberg Takes the Helm at Ad Subsidiary ThinkNear - 10/21/2014

ocation-based mobile advertising platform Thinknear, a subsidiary of GPS navigation vendor TeleNav, was given a new President and General Manager in the name of Loren Hillberg. Hillberg is replacing Eli Portnoy who founded the company in 2011 prior...

Inviting Opinion Pieces on GPS Business News - 09/04/2014

GPS Business News is inviting opinion pieces on various market topics: - Location-based services: Local search, Yellow Pages industry, Location-based advertising and marketing, location-based gaming, etc. - Location technologies: Indoor and outdoor...

Former GM Exec & Fisker CEO Tony Posawatz Joins INRIX Board - 08/19/2014

Real-time traffic information provider INRIX announced that Tony Posawatz has been elected to the INRIX Board of Directors. Posawatz worked at General Motors for 30 years (where he was notably responsible for the development of the Chevrolet Volt),...

Halbherr Steps Down as HERE CEO, Fox Takes Over Interim Job - 08/20/2014

Nokia today announced that Michael Halbherr has decided to step down as CEO of HERE, effective beginning of September in order to “pursue his own entrepreneurial interests outside of the company.“ Cliff Fox, currently Senior Vice President, Core Map...

Inrix Hires 4 GPS Industry Veterans as New Sales Executives - 06/02/2014

Real-time traffic provider Inrix today announced four new additions to its sales and business development teams focused on mobile, fleet, and media verticals. Coming from TomTom map licensing business - where he was sales director - Inrix hired...

Apple Hired Senior Mapping Exec from HERE/NAVTEQ - 08/18/2014

Torsten Krenz, a Director at Nokia HERE based in Berlin has joined Apple beginning of August his LinkedIn profile revealed. Krenz spent his whole career in operation roles at NAVTEQ. He initially joined the company in 1993. He was initially...

Garmin’s New CFO Announced - 06/02/2014

Following the announced departure of Kevin Rauckman who has served since 1999, Garmin has unveiled today the name of their new CFO and treasurer, Doug Boessen who will start on the job on July 31. Boessen recently served as CFO for Collective...

AAA Hires Atul Kishore as VP Connected Car - 03/27/2014

North American motoring organization AAA has hired Atul Kishore as Vice President, Connected Car. His mission is “to lead the Association’s strategy to deliver next-generation connected car services, protect the rights of motorists and consumers and...

Former Tele Atlas COO Mike Gerling Joins INRIX Board - 04/01/2014

Traffic information supplier INRIX this week announced Mike Gerling, former chief operations officer of map maker TeleAtlas, has agreed to join the INRIX board of directors as a new, independent board member. Mike Gerling served as CFO, COO then...
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