Thursday 15 July 2021
Bluetooth LBS apps getting popularity for COVID tracking, says Digitimes Research
The popularity of Bluetooth LBS (location based service) apps is rising as the related applications can be used for direction-tracking or as electronic fences to trace and analyze...
Friday 9 November 2018
Toii leverages AR, LBS, mobile gaming to promote retail and tourism
Based in the US with a branch in Taiwan, Toii is dedicated to creating brand-new gaming experience integrated with AR (augmented reality) and location-based service (LBS) and mobile...
Thursday 24 March 2011
China-based AutoNavi to acquire LBS provider PDAger
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...
Friday 20 August 2010
Shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA handsets increase 92% in 2009, says Berg Insight
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...
Wednesday 23 June 2010
Smartphones become the new LBS battleground, says iSuppli
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...
Friday 21 May 2010
ITRI debuts Open GeoSMS for cross-platform LBS
The Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) under the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on May 19 unveiled its Open GeoSMS,...
Wednesday 21 April 2010
HTC acquires stake in China-based LBS provider, says paper
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...
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Global LBS platform and infrastructure revenues to reach US$1.8 billion by 2015, says ABI Research
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...
Thursday 3 December 2009
Electronic compass/MEMS SoCs to take off in 2010
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...
Friday 27 November 2009
Global off-deck LBS application activations to exceed 260 million in 2010, says ABI Research
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...
Monday 7 September 2009
Global LBS revenues to reach US$2.6 billion in 2009, says ABI Research
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...
Wednesday 8 July 2009
Consumer LBS market to more than double in 2009, says Gartner
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,...
Wednesday 10 June 2009
SiRF introduces SiRFatlasIV multifunction location system processor
SiRF Technology has introduced the SiRFatlasIV multifunction location system processor targeting an emerging class of location-centric devices.
Thursday 4 June 2009
Alternative positioning technologies the key to unlocking the handset, says ABI Research
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...
Wednesday 13 May 2009
European consumers are ready to embrace low cost navigation systems, says Frost & Sullivan
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,...