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Gartner: “Navteq acquisition to threaten the value proposition of PNDs” - 10/05/2007

Following the Nokia intent to buy Navteq for $8.1 billion this week, Thilo Koslowski, Vice President Automotive and Vehicle ICT at Gartner, released a note analyzing the consequences of this deal. “The acquisition will create a highly disruptive...

Garmin, a loser in the Nokia-Navteq deal? € - 10/03/2007

In the recent days a lot of “market analysts” have given their views on the Nokia acquisition of Navteq for $8.1 billion. One of these views is that Garmin lost a huge opportunity and would therefore be in trouble with no more independent global map...

PND, cell phone or both? € - 08/09/2007

In a press release distributed last week TeleNav, a US-based provider of cell phone navigation, is giving us a good example of a company fighting a lost battle, or better said: the wrong battle. Entitled “In-Car and...

Analyzing the Impact of Nokia’s Acquisition of NAVTEQ - 10/02/2007

Blair Swedeen is the Principal of Partenza Consulting, a consultancy providing strategy, product, marketing and business development consulting services to the Location-Based Services industry. Previously, he spent three years at NAVTEQ with overall...

Analysis of TomTom’s Offer for Tele Atlas - 07/30/2007

Blair Swedeen is the Principal of Partenza Consulting, a consultancy providing strategy, product, marketing and business development consulting services to the Location-Based Services industry. Previously, he spent three years at NAVTEQ with overall...

Tele Atlas CEO’s vision about maps and communities € - 07/30/2007

In a podcast dated January this year Alain De Taeye, the CEO of Tele Atlas was giving his vision about maps and contributions from online communities. De Taeye talks about the necessity of a partnership between these communities and a professional...
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