The Smart, Driverless Car Race Accelerates
Major acquisitions this week from Samsung and Intel highlight the role location intelligence and data will play in developing the next wave of automotives.
By David Kaplan, Mar 15th
Qualcomm Teams With TomTom On Maps Powering Self-Driving Cars
The future of autonomous vehicles increasingly seems to belong to carmakers and the location-tech companies who have the intelligence behind it.
By David Kaplan, Feb 28th
‘Doubling Down’ Its Investment, Uber’s Mapping Future Takes A Page From Google Maps’ Past
Saying existing maps aren't relevant enough to Uber's specific needs, the company is reportedly prepared to spend $500 million to make its own global mark on location technology.
By David Kaplan, Jul 31st
TomTom And Sensewhere Form Alliance To Uncover Hidden Places On Digital Maps
This collaboration aims ferret out those GPS 'black spots' and bring location based services indoors.
By David Kaplan, Jun 30th
Why Amazon And Microsoft Want A Piece Of Nokia’s Former Map Platform HERE
Competition among on-demand services and hyperlocal discovery means that whomever has the best location intelligence wins.
By David Kaplan, Apr 1st
GeoMinds: Happy Birthday, GPS
It was 20 years ago today that location-based services were born.
, Jul 17th
GeoMinds: Now Is the Time for OpenStreetMap
There are only four worldwide map data sets: Two are owned by commercial vendors (Nokia’s HERE and TomTom). One is Google. The other is OpenStreetMap.
, Jun 9th
Interactive Mapping Services Emerge As Hot Acquisition Target
Uber, Facebook, and Apple have been digging into their wallets to get custom location data. Are AirBNB, Amazon, and Lyft likely to vie for navigation tech purchases as well?
By David Kaplan, May 27th
Mindshare’s Jeff Malmad: How Voice Activation And AI Will Drive ‘Incidental Loyalty’
By David Kaplan, Apr 16th
Nearly 50 Percent Of U.S. Broadband Households Used A Voice-Activated Digital Assistant in 2017
By Lauryn Chamberlain, Apr 16th
How Uber’s Advertising Team Combated Ad Fraud Amid Period of Protest
By David Kaplan, Apr 13th
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