Tele Atlas LBS start-up contest to be showcased at MWC 09

Tele Atlas LBS start-up contest to be showcased at MWC 09
Map maker Tele Atlas, yesterday announced that wireless operator 3, Google, Orange Partner and Sony Ericsson have joined the Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series as panel judges. Tele Atlas also said Commandro, MobGeo, Nulaz, Rummble, Texperts and Webwag have been selected as semi-finalists in the inaugural Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series “LBS-Out the Box” contest.

“LBS – Out the Box” is part of the Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series, an ongoing program to help foster innovation and enable application developers to increase their visibility, credibility and success with key participants in the industry including carrier operators and technology providers.

The semi-finalists were judged based on commercial viability and innovative use of maps in the application in two categories: “Market Ready”, which includes commercially-ready LBS applications targeted at consumers, and “Disruption Innovation”, which includes location-enhanced solutions designed to push the boundaries in the LBS market.

Over €100,000 prizes will be awarded, including cash and Tele Atlas map data licenses and the two grand prize winners will showcase their applications on the Tele Atlas stand at Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona next month.

Thursday, January 22nd 2009

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