Telenav Acquires skobbler, the Leader in OpenStreetMap-based GPS Navigation
Crowd-sourced mapping and navigation gives Telenav big boost
Telenav announced on Thursday that it has acquired skobbler for $23.8 million in a combination of cash and stock. Based in Germany, skobbler heads up a crowd-sourced OpenStreetMaps application which employs data supplied by the public. Think in terms of Wikipedia for maps; it’s very accurate, highly detailed, and constantly updated. As we might expect, Telenav plants to incorporate skobbler and its team into navigation and map tools, particularly Scout.
“By joining our efforts with skobbler, we will build on our combined successes to bring the best mapping and navigation services to our customers around the world. The benefits of an open source model will provide an enormous opportunity to change the economic models of navigation and other location-based services.”
You might also like
T-Mobile, following in the footsteps of both Sprint and Verizon, will be dropping the price of their Galaxy Tab this week. Expected to take effect tomorrow, January 26th, the carrier will shave $50 off the price of the 7-inch Android tablet. The cost will now be $249.99 for customers signing a new two-year service agreement.
Here’s some Saturday multimedia to share with you guys.Â PhoneArena was able to score a few shots of the HTC Droid Eris in the wild, running Sense.Â There’s also a
HTC has confirmed plans that they will be bringing a 4G LTE experience to Germany with their new Velocity handset. Known in other parts of the world as the