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Google last week published a blog post indicating that its map crowdsourcing community has reached 40,000 monthly users and is now opened in the United Kingdom. As this community grows one could really wonder what is the incentive for people to dedicate free labor to Google? It might be that some...
Last week the U.S. patent and Trademark Office awarded Google a new patent that uses a phone’s GPS location and related server-based weather data to determine an ambient lighting value used for adjusting camera settings. The parameters could include cloudiness, temperature and moisture indicators,...
Neustar Localeze and 15miles, helped by Comscore have published today the Sixth Annual comScore Local Search Usage Study that gives a wealth of details about the state of the customer usage in terms of local search. It also shows the winners and losers in this market. It is very interesting to see...
According to the Wall Street Journal, later confirmed by Apple itself, indoor location technology start-up WIFISLAM has been acquired by the Cupertino company. The price of the transaction is rumored to be in the range of $20 million. WIFISLAM was created in December 2010 and its technology first...
Russian web giant Yandex has see a continuous growth of their map services in Turkey. According to comScore, Yandex.Maps (or Yandex.Haritalar in Turkish) web service has been visited by more than 1.6 million unique users in January 2013 - as an element of compaison, Turkey had 19 million unique web...
Google last week announced an expansion of Street View, its comprehensive street-level panoramic imagery programme available on Google Maps, with the addition of Bulgaria and many cities in Russia. While Google announces month after month more international coverage for StreetView, one could wonder...
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen yesterday announced a $7 million multistate settlement with Google over its unauthorized collection of data from unsecured wireless networks in the United States through Google’s Street View vehicles. “While the $7 million is significant, the importance of...
The Mobile World Congress came to an end on Thursday night last week, with a record breaking attendance of 72,000 mobile market professionals, 1,700 exhibiting companies and 94,000 net square meter of exhibition space. Attendees have also measured the pros and cons of the new trade show location,...
A persisting rumor in the LBS industry is the “possible“ acquisition of TomTom by Apple as if the ownership of map data would represent a competitive advantage per se. In the following article we comprehensively investigate the map data business and how map data ownership did not bring a competitive advantage to TomTom and Nokia in the last five years.
Welcome to episode #108 of This Week in Location Based Marketing. On today’s show: Can Bing perform as the underdog, what about the new Google Maps for iOS and we get to the Point on augmented reality. Plus funding news, our resource of the week and special guest Christian Geissendoerfer of Yoose....
Google today released its own mapping application for iOS 6, available for free on the App Store, which within hours found the top ranking spot in the free category on iTunes all over the world. The app offers the well know Google maps data with vector maps as well as turn-by-turn navigation. The...
One of the missing features of the well known new version of Apple Maps is routing for pedestrian and public transports. The Nokia HERE app released this week for iOS is a great solution to that problem. Not only it offers to route the user from A to B via pedestrian paths and public transports but...
Following the failure of the launch of Maps for iOS 6 by Apple (read here) many have turned their eyes to Google to see when they would launch their own iOS app to mitigate this problem. At the end of last week Google came back with an answer that is not what’s iOS users where expecting. In a blog...
In a blog post, Cédric Dupont, Google’s product director for indoor maps announced that indoor floor plans and directions are now starting to be available in France via Google Maps for Android (Android 2.2 or above, Google Maps for mobile version 6.0 or above). The Mountain View company has already...
The latest version of Apple iPhone software iOS6 has been out for only a few days, but the web is already full of users voicing their disappointment about map inaccuracies and the lack of transit mode and, last but not least, a bug in the compass function that send you the opposite way when you are...
Google last week introduced turn-by-turn, voice-guided biking navigation to Google Maps Navigation in 12 countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. In 2010 the web giant started to offer a...
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