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iBeacon was initially introduced by Apple in September 2013. The technology uses low cost (starts at $5) and low power Bluetooth Smart devices that broadcast data to smartphones to trigger actions in a mobile application. The system was initially used for retail but has evolved into much more than...
Total shipment of smart watches and smart bands for the third quarter of 2015 came to 21 million units, up 197.6% from the 7.1 million units shipped in the third quarter 2014, according to a new report from market research firm IDC. Fitbit Number One With 4.7 million devices shipped in the quarter...
Big geo data visualization platform Mapsense was acquired by Apple at the beginning of this month. The deal first rumored last week - and estimated at $25 million - was confirmed as several employees have now updated their profile on LinkedIn. It was clear for several weeks there was a transaction...
For the 2016 model year, Chevrolet will offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility in 14 car models, starting with the 2016 Cruze compact car, which will debut on June 24, the GM brand announced today. “For most of us, our smartphones are essential,” said Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors....
TomTom today announced in a short statement it has renewed its "global agreement for maps and related information" with Apple. TomTom did not mention if traffic data is part of the deal, but it could be among the "related information." This announcement is obviously shedding some lights on whether...
Apple has acquired Coherent Navigation, a start-up specializing in high precision GPS, according to various media reports this week, confirmed by Apple. Based in San Mateo, California, Coherent Navigation was formed in 2008 by William Bencze and Brent Ledvina and gathered a small team of engineers...
Apple has started to operate a local business portal in the United States that allows local shop owners to add their location to Apple Maps, claim an existing business and update its data. The platform allows local shops to disclose their precise location, opening hours, Facebook, Twitter Yelp and...
Pioneer has become one of the first aftermarket infotainment system manufacturer to support Apple CarPlay with a range of existing products: 4 in Europe and 6 in North America. That concerns five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers (4 equivalent devices in Europe), as well as the introduction of...
After visiting the IFA trade show in Berlin last week, I had the feeling that the whole smart watch industry (LG, Asus, Samsung, Sony and others) was demonstrating the typical problem of a great technology in search of a real use case. Frankly these are very nice pieces of technology, small enough...
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 responsible for driving the extension of the map coverage...
At the recent Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, Apple introduced its indoor location technology without a big splash. Apple will use RF parametric data as well as motion sensors data from its M7 chipset to enable indoor location. Mobile developers will use the existing corelocation...
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