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Friday, March 11, 2011

A new app on the Android Market could turn your Nook Color into a GPS unit. TetherGPS is a newly launched app (it runs $2.99, but there's a free "lite" version) that turns devices you thought were condemned to a nomadic, GPS-less existence into street-smart, location-aware tablets.

Sounds great, right? Wrong. You need two Android devices and one has to have GPS. It basically feeds the info via wi-fi to the other device. Why would you want to do that? One (lame) idea: to use the Nook's bigger display.

- Fast Company

Gowalla to launch "Groupon" style rewards at SXSW‎

- TG Daily

CNN iReport, the user-generated news community, is teaming up with Gowalla, a social travel guide for people on the go, to enable the social network's users to post and share news about their locations through iReport. 

- CNN

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/11 at 11:11 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Google's Crisis Response Team has set up a website with links to resources concerning the earthquake and subsequent tsunami off the coast of Japan.

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/11 at 07:24 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

Map

via @mudmo

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/11 at 07:01 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

I don't recall hearing of the company (but apparently Directions Media has mentioned it since our logo is on its homepage!), but the president e-mailed me this morning to share this link

Here's the "about" the company blurb from the website.

MapLarge is the creator of some of the largest Google Maps implementations on the Internet. Our proprietary technology allows us to map more data than anyone else. MapLarge uses patent pending methods to create simple map visualizations from complex data. Our maps scale and withstand extreme traffic spikes. If you would like more information about MapLarge and how we can benefit your project, please email or call us.

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/11 at 06:45 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

The Maine-based company employs 100 and let 15 go this week. It was the first layoff in 10 years. The company says it's repositioning itself for competing in a global market. The company began as a paper-based map company but moved more quickly than most into the digital realm with GPS and data products as well professional GIS offerings.

- Portland Press Herald

by Adena Schutzberg on 03/11 at 06:35 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share
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