Snapchat buys Zenly to show users where their friends are

If you updated your Snapchat app this week, you would have noticed a new feature called Snap Map. This nifty location-sharing tool allows users...

Snapchat buys Placed to prove location advertising leads to sales

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has acquired location analytics firm Placed to show its advertisers how online advertising leads to offline store visits and purchases....

Inside Geo IoT: Intelligent geolocation of assets and people

The ability to determine our location (outdoors) in a precise way is an integral part of our daily lives. We use it to navigate,...

Why didn’t Apple want to buy either TomTom or HERE?

When Apple launched its Maps back in 2012, it was a total failure (at least from a user perspective). The company stitched together spatial data from...

Sundar Pichai tells how Google plans to make money off Maps

Google Maps is used by more than a billion users every month, and yet it has remained Alphabet’s one of most under-monetized assets. But,...

Apple nabs Google, NASA staff for sat imagery, AR, autonomous cars

The last few weeks have seen Apple quietly adding some very, very smart people to its talent pool. The tech giant has roped in...

Business Intelligence Driven Through Real-Time Data and Social Maps

When faced with a power outage, the last thing I want to do is to figure out the customer service number of the Utility...

10th edition of Geospatial World Forum in Hyderabad

Geospatial World Forum (GWF) is a geospatial technical event, started in 2007 in India, promoting the power of geospatial technology as a tool to...

Uber is about to lose Brian McClendon, its VP of mapping and the man...

Something wrong is going on at Uber. Key executives joined the #deleteuber movement and are leaving the company. Among them Brian McClendon, VP of maps and...

Intel acquires driverless tech company Mobileye for $15.3b

Intel confirmed that it is acquiring Mobileye for $15.3 billion. Mobileye is one of the leading companies using computer vision for traffic safety and autonomous driving tech....

Yelp acquired Nowait to allow users skip lines

Last year, Yelp teamed with Nowait, investing $8 million as part of the partnership to integrate Nowait's "get in line" functionality into it's own...

ArcGIS will now offer satellite imagery and a powerful remote sensing analytics

Today Esri announced that it has partnered with DigitalGlobe, and Harris to offer ArcGIS users access to a library of satellite imagery along with analytical and deep...

Planet Labs acquired Google’s satellite imagery unit Terra Bella

The Planet Labs, one of the leading satellite and mapping startups, announced that it had acquired the Terra Bella - a satellite imaging unit of Google. Google started its...

Founder of Blackboard and SocialRadar appointed as a new CEO of PrecisionHawk

Drone mapping industry is growing incredibly fast, and it is here to stay. It's not one of the tech bubbles. It solves many important problems...

Uber hires former Google’s head of search to lead its maps division

Amit Singhal, Google's former Head of Google Search who left the company in February 2016 has just joined Uber as senior vice president of...

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