Posts Tagged: online maps

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 (Updated: shareholders approve)

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

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China's biggest 'street view'

Tencent hits the road (and goes off the beaten path) to create China’s biggest ‘street view’

Started with just three areas in late 2011, Tencent’s (HKG:0700) street view imagery is now the most comprehensive in China. In a coun...

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Nokia HERE wants to add human touch to online maps, asks people of India for help

Nokia HERE wants to add human touch to online maps, asks people of India for help

Today Nokia HERE rolled out its community mapping pilot program in India, the first major country to get it. The project combines industrial...

  • October 3, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Baidu Total View

Baidu rolls out a Google Street View clone for China

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), China’s top search engine, mentioned yesterday that it has 200 million daily active users this month on its Baidu...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 9:20 pm
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Autonavi apps

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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China Beidou vs GPS

Get Lost, GPS: China Invests $810 Million to Create Products for Homegrown Navigation System

Always concerned about being reliant on foreign technology, China has been developing a homegrown satellite navigation system for the past d...

  • May 2, 2013
  • at 4:11 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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DianDao Already Has 600+ Indoor Maps, Rolls Out New Apps

After launching in January of this year on iOS, the Chinese startup DianDao has rolled out apps for Android and Windows Phone, helping even ...

  • October 22, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Google Maps Brings Live Traffic Data, In-Car Navigation, to India

Google Maps users in India can now be fore-warned of awful traffic on the roads – either via their computers, or in the Google Maps ap...

  • September 5, 2012
  • at 7:40 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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MapMyIndia helps you pinpoint friends with new ReachMe app

MapMyIndia helps you pinpoint friends with new ReachMe app

India’s MapMyIndia has come out with a new app that helps you share your current location. Called ReachMe, it lets you do one very spe...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:45 pm
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Autonavi apps

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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Next Version of Baidu Maps Will Help You Find Your Friends

The next version of the Baidu Maps mobile apps will feature a useful new feature that will help you find your friends in real-time. In the p...

  • May 30, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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Streetdirectory Founder Picked Himself Up and Rebuilt

Forced Out of His Own Company, Sued by a State-Owned Firm, Streetdirectory Founder Picked Himself Up and Rebuilt

During Startup Asia Singapore a month ago, I met Streetdirectory‘s founder, Firdhaus Akber and learned about his entrepreneurial journ...

  • May 7, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Google Maps adds North Korea details

Google Maps Zoom in on North Korea

North Korea has long been a bit of a blank, unknown wasteland for Google Maps, but that changes today. Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has had help fro...

  • January 29, 2013
  • at 11:22 am
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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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China’s Soso Maps App Updates, Helps Find Your Friends in Real-Time

Younger readers might not realise how hard it was to connect with a friend outdoors before the era of mobile phones. Both people had to turn...

  • September 26, 2012
  • at 8:43 pm
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Baidu Maps Gets 8-Bit 3D Views, Makes Real Life Feel Like Sim City [UPDATED]

China’s biggest search engine, Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU), is hosting its annual Baidu World event today, so new features are being dished ou...

  • September 3, 2012
  • at 2:36 pm
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