NAVTEQ, digital map maker, announced the availability of its mobile location-based advertising network in China. Publishers can choose between two APIs to join the network; LocationPoint REST API provides deeper customization options, while the just-launched WebApp API enables delivery of ads via HTML5 to iOS and Android apps. With this service NAVTEQ established its presence…Details
Husqvarna, the Swedish lawn mower manufacturer has been for a while developing a range of robotic lawn mower. The company had sold over 120,000 of them at the end of last year. Now they can remotely commanded and tracked thanks to an iPhone application and a GPRS/GPS enabling module that plugs on the mower itself.…Details
According to a report by Swedish market research firm Berg Insight, global shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increased almost 97 percent in 2010 to 295 million units. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.8 percent, shipments are forecasted to reach 940 million units in 2015.
eBay announced the acquisition of Boston-based WHERE, a local search app and a location-based advertising network according to a blog. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed but a price of $135 million in cash surfaced in some reports. “As a first step, we plan to integrate PayPal into the WHERE mobile app to make…Details
Apple iPhones and 3G iPads are secretly recording and storing details of all their owners’ movements, according to security experts Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden. With the right software, it can be used to map exactly where a person has been. Apple has yet to comment on the revelation, however there is no suggestion that…Details