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Intel buys ST-Ericsson’s GPS business

ST-Ericsson has sold its GPS mobile business to Intel.ST-Ericsson, which focuses on mobile and wireless chips, announced the sale without naming the buyer. An Intel spokesman later said the US chipmaker bought the assets. http://

Exelis unveils Remote Geospatial Mobile Data Platform

ITT Exelis has debuted a new platform that aims to connect users to geospatial information on mobile devices when operating in remote or hostile locations. It created Jagwire Mobile for warfighters to capture and disseminate tactical images and data in areas with limited bandwidth coverage. The new platform offers similar functions as the company’s Jagwire offering for enterprises. Jagwire’s mobile version is also designed to process videos and images into a searchable database that users can access through shared networks.

TomTom pairs with TrafficLand

TomTom is looking to beef up its location based services portal by joining forces with TrafficLand to bring real time traffic video to its developers. Its LBS will now incorporate TrafficLand’s network of over 13,000 roadside webcams, enabling developers to integrate live footage into their location-enabled apps via the Traffic Camera API. For right now, TrafficLand covers only the US, UK and Canada, and it’s not clear if the company plans to expand beyond those three countries anytime soon.

The installed base of container tracking systems grew 54 percent in 2012

According to Berg Insight, the number of active remote container tracking units deployed on intermodal shipping containers was 137,000 in Q4-2012, up from 89,000 a year earlier. Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 49.1 percent, this number is expected to reach 1.0 million by 2017.

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