“LBS is moving from Maps and Navigation to Places“

Podcast with LBS veteran Marc Prioleau about the transformation of the location ecosystem

“LBS is moving from Maps and Navigation to Places“
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 Prioleau explained the key trend he is seeing on the location-based services market; from a map and navigation-driven industry, the location business has redefined itself around the concept of "places", a central piece for companies such as Facebook, Twitter and a range of "check-in" start-up.

Prioleau is then pointing out some of the consequences affecting participants in the value chain: platform providers and map makers.

At the end of the podcast Prioleau is also providing some thoughts on what had been the M&A landscape in 2010 and what we could expect for 2011.
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Monday, March 7th 2011

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