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China-based AutoNavi to acquire LBS provider PDAger

Mar 24, 12:04

Nasdaq-listed AutoNavi Holdings, a China-based provider of digital map content for in-car navigation systems/devices, will acquire PDAger Mobility, a China-based provider of handset-based...

Shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increase 92% in 2009, says Berg Insight

Aug 20, 15:18

Global shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increased 92% in 2009 to 150 million units, according to research firm Berg Insight. Growing at a CAGR of 38.7%, shipments are forecast...

Smartphones become the new LBS battleground, says iSuppli

Jun 23, 11:43

With smartphones emerging as the strategic computing platform for the next decade, the usage of smartphone-based OEM and aftermarket on-board navigation systems is set to soar by...

ITRI debuts Open GeoSMS for cross-platform LBS

May 21, 10:39

The Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) under the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on May 19 unveiled its Open GeoSMS,...

HTC acquires stake in China-based LBS provider, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 21, 14:20

High Tech Computer (HTC) on April 20 announced that it will acquire a 10% stake in Shanghai-based location based service (LBS) provider Shanghai Gsuo Information Technology via a...

Global LBS platform and infrastructure revenues to reach US$1.8 billion by 2015, says ABI Research

Mar 16, 16:58

Global LBS platforms revenues will grow from US$560 million in 2010 to US$1.8 billion in 2015, at which point they will reach saturation. While in the past mobile location center...

Electronic compass/MEMS SoCs to take off in 2010

Dec 3, 14:51

More MEMS makers are expected to provide electronic compass and MEMS sensor combo solutions in 2010, helping to popularize LBS applications in the handset market, according to industry...

Global off-deck LBS application activations to exceed 260 million in 2010, says ABI Research

Nov 27, 10:30

ABI Research expects off-deck LBS application downloads to increase to more than 260 million in 2010 and to reach almost two billion by 2014 since the surging popularity enjoyed by...

Global LBS revenues to reach US$2.6 billion in 2009, says ABI Research

Sep 7, 09:29

Global location-based service (LBS) revenues will grow at 156% from US$1.7 billion in 2008 to US$2.6 billion in 2009 and will surpass US$14 billion by 2014, according to ABI Resear...

Consumer LBS market to more than double in 2009, says Gartner

Jul 8, 16:07

Worldwide consumer location-based service (LBS) subscribers and revenues are on pace to double in 2009, according to Gartner. Despite an expected 4% decrease in mobile device sales,...

SiRF introduces SiRFatlasIV multifunction location system processor

Jun 10, 17:01

SiRF Technology has introduced the SiRFatlasIV multifunction location system processor targeting an emerging class of location-centric devices.

Alternative positioning technologies the key to unlocking the handset, says ABI Research

Jun 4, 14:58

While GPS has become a standard feature in smartphones driven by the popularity of mapping, navigation and LBS applications, GPS penetration in feature phones remains low outside...

European consumers are ready to embrace low cost navigation systems, says Frost & Sullivan

May 13, 15:50

More than 60% of European consumers are extremely interested in location-based vehicle-centric services like eCall, bCall, stolen vehicle tracking and real-time traffic information,...

As LBS subscribers multiply, sustainable business models begin to emerge, says ABI Research

May 13, 10:37

The number of subscribers to handset-hosted location based services (LBS) increased in 2008 to more than 18 million. North America continued to be the dominant region, accounting...

GPS navigation service providers to focus on combining LBS and advertising in 2009, says Navteq

Apr 22, 12:16

Providers of GPS navigation services around the world are expected to focus their operations in 2009 on combining location-based services (LBS) with advertising, according to Partner...

Memsic, VTI, and ITRI entering MEMS LBS market

Jan 14, 17:11

Memsic and Finnish VTI Technologies have recently unveiled MEMS-based solutions for the location-based service (LBS) market. Meanwhile, Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute...

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