Posts Tagged: autonavi


Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Today Autonavi confirmed it has accepted the Alibaba deal for that acquisition price, pending the approval of shareholders.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 11:46 pm
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Alibaba wants to acquire all of Autonavi

Alibaba offers a premium to acquire 100% of online mapping company Autonavi

E-commerce titan Alibaba forked out $294 million to take a 28 percent stake in Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) in May last year. Today, in a letter t...

  • February 10, 2014
  • at 10:30 pm
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Despite $448 million deal, Tencent’s online maps won’t merge with Sogou, will be rebranded instead

Earlier this month Tencent announced that it would invest $448 million into former rival Sogou, merging the latter firm’s search technolog...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 1:04 pm
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Why Alibaba Invested in AutoNavi

Alibaba has been throwing money around like it’s going out of style recently, and the latest confirmed investment (several more are ru...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Autonavi’s Maps Apps Guide Over 100 Million Users in China

Regular readers will recall that Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) makes the most popular mobile maps apps in China – way ahead of the rather los...

  • January 14, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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Google Maps App is Lost in China, Loses Half Market Share in Q3 [CHART]

It seems clear in which direction Google Maps is heading in China. Down. New stats for Q3 2012 for mobile maps app market share in the count...

  • November 6, 2012
  • at 12:15 pm
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China’s AutoNavi Responds to Apple Maps Fiasco: Blame TomTom

Since the upgrade to iOS 6 there have been, well, some complaints about Apple’s new Maps app. In fact, the thing has been kind of a di...

  • September 24, 2012
  • at 11:30 pm
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Google’s Loss is Baidu’s Gain as Google Maps Tanks in China [CHARTS]

Usage of Google Maps for mobile seems to be tanking in China. New data from Analysys International shows that Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) p...

  • August 13, 2012
  • at 9:50 pm
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Apple Asks Autonavi to Guide its iOS 6 Maps for China

Apple has selected a Chinese mapping partner in the form of Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP) to provide the local images and routes for its revamped M...

  • June 19, 2012
  • at 11:20 am
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Tencent versus Alibaba: a complete guide to an increasingly fierce rivalry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tencent (HKG:0700) is the world’s fourth largest web company, and Alibaba is on the verge of history’s largest tech IPO. Both o...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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9 ways that e-commerce titan Alibaba diversified and went social in 2013

Alibaba’s much-vaunted IPO didn’t happen in 2013, but China’s e-commerce titan still provided enough action to qualify it ...

  • December 24, 2013
  • at 11:32 am
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Autonavi reaches 137 million users of its mobile map app, but investors spooked by shrinking revenues

Autonavi (NASDAQ:AMAP), maker of China’s top mobile map app, has revealed its Q2 2013 financial report. The company – which is Apple...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Alibaba Explores Online Mapping, Takes Stake in Autonavi For $294 Million

You can wait years for a big deal to hit the Chinese web, but recently the blockbuster moves are coming in thick and fast. The latest sees e...

  • May 10, 2013
  • at 6:12 pm
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Qihoo’s Search Engine Taps Autonavi For New Maps

Another day, another new feature added to Qihoo’s (NYSE:QIHU) fledgling search engine service. But, as with previous elements added to...

  • November 30, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Autonavi Maps Hit Windows 8 As Chinese Apps Jump Aboard Microsoft’s New OS

Microsoft’s most radical new OS, Windows 8, is set to launch tomorrow, and lots of Chinese web companies are ready with apps that make...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 12:20 pm
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Apple Botches China and Japan Maps in iOS 6

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has abandoned Google Maps in favor of its own solution in the newly released iOS. But it seems that from a consumer poin...

  • September 20, 2012
  • at 8:45 pm
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Google Maps Web App Inaccessible in China When Using ‘HTTPS’

It appears that the secure ‘https’ version of Google Maps – at Maps.google.com – is now inaccessible, perhaps blocke...

  • July 5, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Google Maps Loses Market Share Lead in China For First Time

New stats for mobile mapping clients used in China show that Google Maps has, for the first time ever, lost its leading position in the coun...

  • April 18, 2012
  • at 10:19 pm
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