Huawei Turns To TomTom To Replace Google Maps

In the wake of Huawei being cut off from Google support, the Chinese company is turning to TomTom to replace Google Maps, according to Engadget. When the Trump administration banned Huawei, it had profound impacts on how the company could…

Ford and Microsoft Using Quantum Computing to Alleviate Traffic Congestion

Quantum computing has long been held out as the next step in computing. Despite still being highly experimental, there continue to be major strides made in the field. One such example is a partnership between Ford and Microsoft, aimed at…

Apple Buys Yet Another Navigation Company

It appears that Apple has made yet another acquisition in the location services area, snapping up a small GPS startup called Coherent Navigation. The purchase, first reported early Sunday, has been confirmed by Apple. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from…

Google Makes Navigation More Customizable

Google just made its general navigation more customizable. In a Google+ post, the company announced that you can now rearrange the various Google apps that you use in whatever order you like. If you use Drive and Google+ more than…

What Do Users Think Of Google’s New Look?

As previously reported, a Googler quietly indicated that Google will be rolling out its new look for the top navigation bar (or “Google Bar”) over the coming weeks. It’s a design that people have been seeing here and there in…

New Google Navigation About To Roll Out

A new navigation style for Google has been spotted numerous times in the wild throughout the year, and it looks like it will soon finally be rolling out to users. Gerson Castañeda shared the following screenshot on Google+: Gerson Castañeda20…

GPS Device Market Still Growing Despite Competition

Personal GPS devices were revolutionary when they were first introduced. As accuracy improved, people on Earth were able to finally pinpoint, to within a few feet, their exact location on the Earth. When GPS navigation devices began hitting store shelves,…

Google Buys Waze, Who Promises That ‘Nothing Practical Will Change’

Yesterday, reports emerged that Google was on the verge of buying Israel-based navigation company Waze. Today, it’s official. Google has announced that they’ve closed the acquisition. Both Google and Waze make a point to say that Waze will operate independently…

Google Reportedly Wins Waze Acquisition

Numerous reports have come out indicating that Google is getting ready to buy Israel-based navigation company Waze. After hearing about Facebook getting ready to buy the company for close to a year, talks between those two companies reportedly fizzled out…

Waze Update Adds Facebook Event Integration & More as Acquisition Rumors Swirl

With 49 million daily users, Waze has been the topic of some acquisition rumor drama over the past couple of weeks. Rumors that Facebook was in serious talks to buy the Israel-based navigation company have swirled since early May –…

Will Google’s Navigation Interface Look Like This Soon?

Google is testing yet another redesign of its navigation interface. It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Google launched the current navigation interface, but that doesn’t mean they’re not exploring other options. Alex Chitu at Google Operating System was…

Google Launches New Arrow Key Navigation In Gmail

Google announced in a Google Groups thread that it has added arrow key navigation to Gmail. Google technical program manager Richard John Wu writes: Now, you can use the keyboard arrow keys to navigate your labels (the navigation panel on…

Etsy Makes It Easier To Find Stuff

Etsy has launched a new browsing experience for it shoppers with the addition of new “browse pages”. Etsy’s Hebo explains in a company blog post: A few months ago, we released a new way to browse items for Weddings. It’s…

TomTom Launching Full-Fledged Android App in October

Good news if you’re an Android user who wants more variety in their available navigation apps, as TomTom has just announced that a new app that includes navigation, map, and traffic data will hit Android OS in October. Pricing and…

Google Maps The Indoors

Remember paper maps? The kind that required olympic dexterity to hold and read competently and that never folded up as neatly as it was when it was brand new? Better yet, do you remember the last time you even used…

MapQuest Lets You Send Locations To Your Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury

AOL’s MapQuest announced a partnership with Ford Motor Company today, in which MapQuest users will be able to search for destinations from the MapQuest site, and send them directly to their Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicles (so long as they are equipped with the SYNC Traffic, Directions and Information service).

TomTom Taps Localeze for Local Business Listings

Localeze and TomTom have announced a partnership in which TomTom will have access to Localeze’s 14 million U.S. local search business listings for categorized points of interest. TomTom will make this content available for location content and navigation apps developers and device manufacturers.

"The number of GPS-enabled LBS subscribers is expected to take a big leap in coming years with market revenue reaching around US$ 9.8 Billion in 2013," a representative for Localeze tells WebProNews.

Get Your Breadcrumbs in Google for More Links in Results

Last summer it was discovered that Google was testing breadcrumbs in search results (breadcrumbs being the hierarchical display commonly used in site navigation. For example: Home Page>Product Page>Product A Page). Then in mid-November, Google announced that it was rolling out the use of breadcrumbs in search results on a global basis. What this means for webmasters is that if you can get your breadcrumbs into Google’s results, you essentially have more links on the results page. You have a separate link for each page in the breadcrumb trail.