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Friday, November 16, 2007

It’s a sort of review of how hot navigation is. Of note, the list of future possible acquistions:

Analysts say possible targets include TeleNav, which supplies navigation software to carriers, and its rival Networks In Motion of Aliso Viejo, Calif. Also in the spotlight is Kirkland (Wash.)-based Inrix, spun off from Microsoft in 2004. It supplies live traffic data on 55,000 miles of U.S. roads. Its sole competitor, Traffic.com, was bought earlier this year by Navteq, and is becoming part of Nokia.

All of those (save Traffic.com) I believe, have some relationship with deCarta.

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/16 at 08:29 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Apparently word came out earlier this week that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were buying the “Ethopia” in Dubai’s constellation of islands called “The World.” Alas, no, it’s not true, reports a source. I don’t much care if it is or not. It prompts quite a few teachable moment questions:

Where is Dubai? Why is it making islands? How? How does it have money to do that?

Where is Ethiopia? Why would a story pop up that famous people are buying that country’s representation in Dubai?

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/16 at 07:49 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The PR just popped up on the deal. While not mentioned in the release, Garmin has stated (Kansas City Starit will pull out of the bidding against TomTom to acquire Tele Atlas.

As I write this Garmin shares are up, Tele Atlas shares down.

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/16 at 07:14 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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After receiving a surprising snail mail piece from a geo-company, I asked: Which are you most likely to respont to positively?

Eighteen readers responded.

67% - Neither, I ignore them all!
23% - E-mailed unsolicted geo communications
12% - Snail mail unsolicited geo mailings

So perhaps its best to pack in the stamps, at least for this crowd. Next up: What’s the most valuable thing you bring home from a geo-conference?

by Adena Schutzberg on 11/16 at 06:00 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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