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Alibaba Takes Full Control of AutoNavi

Alibaba Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of AutoNavi Holdings Ltd after a proposal to take full control of the United States-listed digital mapping company in February. According to Alibaba Group’s press release, the Hangzhou-based e-commerce group will leverage its resources in cloud computing, big data, e-commerce, UC Browser and Shenma Search to fully support AutoNavi’s further development in mapping, navigation and ... Read More »

Alibaba Eyes Beidou SatNav System

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to join with the country’s largest defense equipment manufacturer to promote the Beidou satellite navigation system for civilian use. Numerous reports on Monday said the cash-flush Alibaba Group has added to its latest investment spree by inking a deal with State-owned China North Industries Group Corp for a joint venture based on the Beidou ... Read More »

BOL Thailand Makes Strategic Investment in Ecart Studio Co. Ltd.

Business Online Thailand has acquired a 15% equity interest in Ecart Studio, a developer of Web-based applications and enterprise location based software applications.  Price of the transaction was 52,941,176 Baht (US$ 1.64 million). Ecart Studio’s deep expertise in online mapping systems is to further BOL’s business potential in the future.  Both companies will partner in government projects. Source:  BOL Filing Read More »

Alibaba to Acquire AutoNavi

Reuters reports that Chinese digital mapping and navigation firm AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (AutoNavi Holdings Ltd (ADR) agreed to be acquired by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd in a deal valuing the company at about $1.5 billion. AutoNavi said the company’s shareholders will receive $5.25 per ordinary share, or $21 per American Depositary Share. The offer represents a premium of 4.7 percent to ... Read More »

New Schufa APP Help Consumers in Search for Living Accommodations

The Schufa (Germany) APP provides information about the environment surrounding a future residence (house, apartment, etc.) without having to visit a particular area. The APP provides information about the social and demographic structure of a selected area.  The information can be filtered and weighted according to specific individual preferences.  It also provides information concerning transport infrastructure, access to medical facilities, ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics, Inc., to Acquire EagleView Technology Corporation to Extend Its Analytic Capabilities in Aerial Imagery

Includes Ownership of Pictometry Subsidiary and Extensive Image Library Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK) has signed an agreement to acquire EagleView Technology Corporation (“EVT”), the parent company of Pictometry International Corp., and Eagle View Technologies, Inc. EVT is an acknowledged leader in the United States of geo-referenced aerial image capture and visual-centric data analytics and solutions to insurers, contractors, government, and commercial customers. The acquisition will accelerate Verisk’s position ... Read More »