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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The group of some 70 organizations (Sun, Oracle, O’Reilly, EFF, Pentaho…) have banded together to form Open Source for America. The goal: to “serve as a unified voice for the promotion of open source software in the U.S. Federal Government arena.

Dennis Byron at Seeking Alpha describes it at a front group for enterprise software vendors.

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/22 at 01:15 PM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

TomTom said Wednesday that said second quarter net profit fell 61%. In response the company plans to increase its “cost savings” target by 50%. Number still beat expectations.

- Wall Street Journal
- TomTom Results Better than Expected
- results for Q2

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/22 at 07:32 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Monday Congressman Ben Ray Luján, D-N.M., launched one, based on Google Maps My Map, that coveras New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District. Uh, should this not be done at the state level or above? Just asking about duplicate efforts, something I thought we were trying to avoid in geospatial…

I’d also like to see the map note its data source and a link to a feed of that data. (Hopefully that’s how this map is made, from authoritative data from the federal government?)

- New Mexico Independent
- Press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/22 at 07:21 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Clay Dillow writes about that in Fast Company, noting ad research firm Borrell Associates estimates the $310 million in ad revenue expected for Facebook in during 2009, 74% will come from local, location-based ads. Compare that to MySpace’s 27% and social networking at 20% from LBS ads. So, if true, Facebook is the big social network LBS winner thus far.

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/22 at 07:08 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department is offering up the digital maps of federal, state and government leased lands to provide another option beyond the paper maps and South Dakota Public Walk-In Atlas. The program provides downloadable files for newer Garmin, Lowrance and Magellan GPS units.

by Adena Schutzberg on 07/22 at 06:42 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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