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In-car navigation systems offer little utility

It’s summer here in the U.S. and since we Americans are still so keen on driving navigation assistance remains very important. Today most people don’t use AAA for TripTiks and maps any longer (cue nostalgic music). Just last week Nokia’s … Continue reading

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Google buying battery hog Waze is smart – as long as you have power nearby

The news last week was abuzz with Google’s latest $1 billion acquisition of crowd source navigation application WAZE.  Bloomberg.com had this to offer – “Google needs to maintain supremacy in maps, as they are a key to mobile advertising,” Andrew Frank, … Continue reading

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Do you still ask for directions?

My wife reminded me that not everyone has a GPS phone or a navigation system in their car. Despite that observation, it is a rare occasion that someone will ask me for directions when they are coming to visit me … Continue reading

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