NavSync, Ekahau Expand Location Tracking Capabilities with GPS/Wi-Fi Tag

W-Fi supplier Ekahau announces that its Wi-Fi location tracking software is being integrated into GPS receivers designed by NavSync, a division of The Connor-Winfield Corp.

Frost & Sullivan: Game-Changing Moves Strengthen Consumer LBS

The consumer location-based services (LBS) market has steadily evolved over the past few years, always promising significant revenue generation, but never quite delivering the critical mass of subscribers that were expected.

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Ukraine hopes to join Galileo project

The Ukraine has aired interest to join the European navigation satellite project Galileo. The project however is facing increasingly competition.

Mapmaker AND signs contract with Google and increases profit in FY08

Dutch mapmaker AND released this week its financial results for 2008 which have slightly increased over the previous year with earnings per share of €0.41 and a profit after tax of €1.3 million compared to €1.2 in 2007.

Global PND Shipments Will Stagnate At 39 Million Units In 2009

The once booming personal navigation device market is grinding to a halt in 2009 with little or no growth expected in most regions. With the European PND market forecast to decline and the North American market remaining flat, Asia-Pacific remains the only growth market.

NAVTEQ Reports Annual Fuel Savings Resulting From Navigation System Use

NAVTEQ has revealed the results of a proprietary research study designed to assess the consumer impact of everyday use of navigation devices. Previous studies in this field focused more on “getting lost” scenarios versus the benefits to drivers of navigation system use during the course of their normal driving habits.

China To Offer Free Global Navigation, named Compass, By 2020

China will be able to provide free global navigation and positioning services by 2020 with its own constellation of satellites named “Compass,” an engineering expert said here Friday.

BlueSky Positioning enables GPS for Java applications in a range of non-GPS phones

BlueSky Positioning, the A-GPS solutions provider for the SIM card industry, today announced the availability of the secure JSR 177 A-GPS Applications Programming Interface (API).

Genasys and Spotigo to push forward the integration of Spotigo WiFi Positioning Technologies into Genasys Positioning Middleware

The Spanish provider of location based services for mobile units, Genasys, and the German WiFi positioning software and service provider, Spotigo, have reached an agreement to create common offer for the LBS market that combines the expertise of both companies.
This alliance will increase the market reach potential of both companies.

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European Venture Contest 2009 launches call for applications from innovative technology start-ups and high-growth companies

Europe Unlimited has launched the 5th European Venture Contest. The Contest aims to find the most innovative start-up companies with the greatest potential to enhance the competitiveness and growth of Europe, independent of industry sector. The 2009 edition will involve 10 European locations across Europe in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland , Portugal, Spain and the UK. The winner receives recognition as one of the most innovative companies at an international level. Many of the previous finalists have since successfully raised capital and expanded their business.