TwoGo is a cloud-based service for companies that want to get their employees sharing cars to and from work. Nokia’s Here platform provides the location component, helping to match people with likely carpooling companions.
The iOS app blends location services, calendaring, reminders and push notifications to mimic the work an actual personal assistant that keeps your schedule for you can do.
Foursquare said Thursday it has raised $41 million to expand its location-based service, but the financing is convertible debt rather than equity, which increases the pressure on the company to prove it has a real business.
Ever wanted a single app that check you into any airline or an app that could aggregate healthcare data from multiple doctors and insurance companies? Apigee’s new API Exchange aims to make those apps possible.
Google released its Maps app for iOS today, and the title is already drawing rave reviews as it tops the App Store charts. That’s very bad news for Nokia, whose Here offering has produced lackluster results following its November release.
Looking for the latest trend in location-based startups? Companies are increasingly looking to the intersection of location and community with the neighborhood, an ideal place to target people for providing information and news, but also a possible target for specific advertising.
Apple’s iOS is the next battleground in the mapping wars, as both Google and Nokia are preparing to compete with Apple’s flawed offering. The window is open for Google and Nokia to gain traction with iOS users as Apple scrambles to address its mapping problems.
Nokia said it make its mobile mapping technology available for Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS and Mozilla’s Firefox OS. The Finnish company is wise to look beyond Microsoft’s Windows Phone to expand one of its core businesses in a very promising market.
In the online local listings and reviews segment, US big boy Yelp is giving a five-star review to Hamburg-based peer Qype – and buying it to expand the breadth of its business overseas.
Dennis Crowely of Foursquare has a big goal of creating an ambient-aware location service that will recommend people, places and events happening nearby, but the hardware isn’t quite up to snuff yet. In the meantime, he’s using location data to take on Yelp and Google.