RIM buys software company that delivers Internet services to cars

Blackberry maker Research In Motion announced Friday that its buying QNX Software Systems, an Ottawa-based company with technology that helps bring the Internet to cars.

Networks In Motion Continues International Expansion – NAVBuilder Now Available to Carriers in Europe & South America

Networks In Motion with the largest mobile phone navigation subscriber base in North America, today announced it now supports 10 additional languages and 38 countries, including new countries in European and South American markets.

Aloqa Integrates Skyhook Wireless For Location Information

Aloqa and Skyhook Wireless today announced that the companies have teamed up to power location information on Aloqa’s mobile application. Skyhook Wireless’ patented Wi-Fi positioning system and hybrid positioning system XPS will be integrated with the Aloqa application in order to provide the location of friends and favorite places nearby.
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GolfLogix New iPhone Golf GPS Application Makes Top 10 List

With the GolfLogix iPhone golf GPS application golfers get convenient distances to the front, center and back of the greens as well as layups and major hazards on more than 24,000 golf courses worldwide. Plus they have access to GolfLogix patented scoring and round tracking technology. This allows golfers to analyze and compare round data such as fairways hit, greens in regulation, distances of each club and more right on their iPhones or on a personalized website hosted by GolfLogix.

Loopt: Now Available for the Sprint Instinct Family of Devices, Connects Mobile Users Through the Loopt Location Platform Solution

Loopt® announced that its service has launched to consumers on the Sprint Instinct family of devices, leveraging the Loopt Location Platform. Loopt allows individuals to discover the world around them via their mobile phone. With Loopt, individuals can see who’s around, what to do, and where to go.

Sense Networks Secures Series B Funding for Location Analytics, Led by Intel Capital

Sense Networks, Inc., provider of the world’s only real-time location analytics platform, today announced its Series B financing round led by Intel Capital, Intel’s global investment organization.

Global Handset Nav Subscriber Base To Grow To 26 Million By 2010, according to ABI Research

While application stores are expected to become an important channel for the distribution of navigation software, many carriers and handset manufacturers prefer to pre-install or bundle navigation software with their phones and offer plans based on strategic partnerships with navigation developers.

GyPSii makes JavaME app available in English, updates its BlackBerry and iPhone apps, and debuts in the Ovi Store

The folks behind the popular mobile social networking service, GyPSii have been busy these days.

Rim To Acquire Dash Navigation, Build The Largest GPS Sensor Network Worldwide?

The word on the street is that RIM/Blackberry is set to acquire Dash Navigation, the company that wanted to build connected GPS. Dash’s idea was quite good: having an always connected GPS lets you do all kinds of cool things like turn users into (anonymous) traffic sensors or setup a route on your PC before sending it to your phone.