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TripAdvisor acquired ZeTrip and its personal travel journal app Rove

TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking company, announced the acquisition of ZeTrip the start-up which stands behind the travel-journaling app Rove. Rove app allows users...

Twitter and Foursquare partnering to finally make use of location

Location-information is a link between the virtual and the physical world. It's a key context that gives every information useful meaning. Even if the...

Cocktail of Technologies for Smart Cities: The role of Geospatial Tech

The concept of Smart Cities has been gaining momentum in the last few years. I believe it is a natural progression considering that more...

Google acquires Urban Engines to better understand location-based big data

Google has acquired Urban Engines, location-based analytics start-up that aims to help cities and companies better understand urban mobility. The company has been founded in 2014...

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...

Our Geospatial Job Initiative: Jobs in Geo Week 6

At Geoawesomeness, we cover a variety of topics that are considered 'geo'. As technology advances and more companies are using location data each day,...

Esri bringing them all together; Maptel acquired.

  Coutesy of Spatial Source Esri has announced that it recently acquired Maptel, a mobile application development company based in Melbourne. The addition of Maptel, which...

Drones beyond line of sight in USA?: FAA allows PrecisionHawk to fly drones beyond...

The commercial drone industry is expanding fast and is estimated to replace $127 billion worth of existing business services and labor by 2020 (PwC). The...

This small startup that makes maps for driverless cars just raised $6.6 million

Civil Maps a California startup that creates three-dimensional maps for autonomous cars announced a $6.6 million seed funding round with Ford among investors... and I believe...

Jobs in Geo – Week 9

At Geoawesomeness, we're working on creating an interactive job portal for companies to submit jobs and for job-seekers to look for jobs in the...

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,...

Intel to acquire Movidius, a startup that makes chips for drones and indoor mapping

Intel has invested heavily in computer vision and drones in recent times and as part of that vision, they announced their planned acquisition of...

Boundless Introduces Open GIS Platform for the Enterprise

Open Source software isn't something new nor is it a fringe movement anymore. More and more companies across the world are building solutions and...

Facebook acquires activity-tracking app Moves

Last week Facebook announced it is buying Moves - daily activity and fitness tracking app. In a blog post, the Finnish startup said it will be...

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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