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NAVTEQ Customers: Is Nokia Willing to Eat your Lunch? € - 05/21/2012

Three weeks ago, digital map maker NAVTEQ, now completely integrated into Nokia’s Location and Commerce division, held its annual European customer event, “Directions 2012“. The well attended event that gathered several hundred people was...

Canalys Pessimistic about Future of CE Retail - 04/19/2012

On the heels of U.S. consumer electronics (CE) store Best Buy announcing the closure of 42 of its stores, market research firm Canalys predicts that many more consumer electronics retailers will follow in the footsteps of Surcouf, Best Buy Europe,...

Should Automakers Build their Own App Stores? - 05/02/2012

In the last 12 months a number of automakers have announced and sometimes already launched new in vehicle infotainment systems that feature their own, built-in app stores. It sounded great and innovative at first sight, but the more I looked at it...

Connectivity in the Car: Educate Customers and Focus on the Basics € - 07/29/2011

The hottest topic for the automotive infotainment industry is connectivity in the car. Recent years have seen a flurry of vehicle manufacturers releasing connected services, and it seems clear this trend will continue. However, one key...

Podcast: Reflexions on M&A in the Location Market € - 07/05/2011

In this podcast GPS Business News spoke with Marc Prioleau, founder of Prioleau Advisors, a strategic consultancy and M&A boutique focusing on the location market. In this first installment of a Location M&A Podcast Series, he shared his thoughts on...

In-Dash Apps, a New Walled Garden? € - 07/05/2011

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a conference in Berlin named “Navigation Strategies Europe”. Having over 100 industry leaders in one room, brought up some very interesting discussion on the future of In Car Navigation. Hearing the Car Industry...

Google Retreats on Street View; Microsoft, NAVTEQ Just Get Started - 04/14/2011

The last few days saw both Google confirming it will not be collecting any more pictures for its Street View service in Germany and Microsoft/NAVTEQ announcing the collection of street pictures across Europe. Google, which launched Street...

GPS Business News: Over Half a Million Impressions in January 2011 - 02/02/2011

GPS Business News reached another milestone in January 2011 with 578,533 pages viewed, 72,265 visits and 26,165 unique visitors. The website also experienced its largest peak ever during the CES trade show in Las Vegas, counting over 39,000...

PND Market in Need of Change: Business Model or Innovation? € - 04/12/2011

In a new report “Personal Navigation Devices: Making Money from a Declining Market,” IT market monitoring firm ABI Research forecasts a grim future for Personal Navigation Devices (PNDs). “Over-inflated shipments generated by ‘price wars’...

“LBS is moving from Maps and Navigation to Places“ - 03/07/2011

GPS Business News interviewed with Marc Prioleau, Principal at Prioleau Advisors, a Palo Alto, California-based consultancy firm providing strategic and M&A advisory services for the location market. In this 20 minutes exclusive podcast...

Wrapping up CES 2011 - 01/12/2011

As the CES 2011 trade show came to an end, it is important to make sense of new trends affecting the consumer electronics industry and subsequently the GPS business itself. First of all it is interesting to see that consumer telematics has...

Research: 13 Contributors per km2 Key to OpenStreetMap Accuracy € - 11/29/2010

INTERVIEW: Study into quality of OpenStreetMap data finds much to applaud but stresses use-case crucial in whether to chose the free map over a commercial one. GPS Business News spoke to Dr Muki Haklay, of University College London, about his...
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