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Next Generation of GPS Navigation for iPhone

Sygic has just introduced the next generation of its GPS Navigation application, available on App Store. Update for Android users will be released in the second half of this year. The new native application, the result of three years’ worth of work, was completely remade from the ground up.

This version is the fourth full overhaul of Sygic’s navigation experience in the 10 years of the company’s existence. www.webwire.com

HERE plans to acquire Medio Systems for creating cognitive maps

HERE has announced plans to acquire Medio Systems, a Seattlebased company that provides realtime predictive analytics solutions.

Building on Medio’s ‘smart data’ asset enables HERE to create contextual maps and location services that change according to the situation to provide highly personalised and predictive experiences for people and businesses. That could mean delivering individual restaurant recommendations to someone ready for lunch, giving drivers routes that match their driving style based on realtime conditions or helping businesses personalize their customer offerings.

Police officers charged over GPS tracking of partner

Two West Australian police officers have pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawfully using a tracking device to monitor the movements of one of their partners. It was alleged the men installed a Global Positioning System (GPS) on a car belonging to the partner of one of them, to monitor the woman’s movements while the men were away on holidays in the north of the state in 2012.

It was further alleged that the men used data from the GPS to generate a detailed report of the woman’s movements over a 16-day period. Source: ABC News

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