CES showed optimism for many Navigation / LBS Companies

The 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was down in attendance last year—some estimate as much as 40 percent. However, a new feeling of optimism, and several product rollouts, made this year’s edition seem livelier—even in a down economy. Ford, once again, is touting new features for its Sync telematics system and other companies are following along.

Elevator pitch on Galileo Application Days 2010

This high-profile conference offers any company active in the navigation/location/mobile industry to have the opportunity of keeping a professional elevator pitch during the Galileo Application Days 2010.

NetLogic Microsystems Powers the Connected Car at CES 2010

At CES 2010, NetLogic Microsystems will be showcasing innovative connected automotive solutions from leading customers that are powered by NetLogic Microsystems’ Alchemy processors.

Geolife and PosiMotion Develop Turn-by-Turn Nav iPod Application

GeoLife Ltd. and PosiMotion LLC today announced that they have submitted an application to the Apple App Store that enables personal turn-by-turn navigation on both the iPod touch and the iPhone. When the application is approved it will be the first navigation solution available for the iPod touch.

Android Moving Into Mio MiBuddy Navigation De

Mio Technology will launch a new version of its MiBuddy 4.7-inch touchscreen Internet and navigation device next year running Google’s Android mobile software, a company representative said Tuesday.

Wi-Fi chips shipping by the billions according to ABI Research

Wi-Fi chipset vendors will ship one billion units in 2011. Wi-Fi is the most commonly used wireless technology for local area networks, creating the basis for a number of vehicle-related telematics and other data systems.

Samsung Digital Imaging introduces the digital compact camera ST1000 with geo-tagging, wi-fi, dlna and bluetooth

Samsung Digital Imaging today unveiled the ST1000 camera with never before seen built-in geo-tagging, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity. Offering consumers an ‘always on’ experience, users can now send and post pictures almost as quickly as they take them, whilst the GPS capabilities will keep track of exactly where each picture was shot.

What happens when you mix social networking and augmented reality?

Augmented Reality Game Plus Facebook Equals Gaming For The Future? Social networking and augmented reality are the tech buzzwords du jour–but what happens when you mix the two up? You get the casual game Cannonballz from Zugara. And it’s a little taste of how gaming might go in the future.

Bilora launches instant photo-geotagger based on u-blox’ GPS technology

Coinciding with the celebration of their 100th year in business, German camera-accessory manufacturer Bilora announces the availability of the “Bilora photo-geotagger” based on u-blox’ “Capture & Process” GPS solution. Based on advanced satellite-GPS technology, the hot-shoe accessory allows virtually any SLR camera to instantaneously capture position anywhere in the world each time a photo is taken.

NAVTEQ has become partner of the European Navigation Event

Next to participating in the exhibition and rally, NAVTEQ will be holding the keynote speach at the seminar.