Monday Deals: Navteq, Telefonica-Yahoo!

While I was up on the podium at SMX Local & Mobile yesterday, lots of stuff was happening. Among the announcements, Nokia is buying Navteq for $8 billion (TomTom owns TeleAtlas). The question is: will third parties that rely on the company’s data (e.g., Google, etc.) now be squeezed? We’ll see.

Yahoo! also launched a number of search upgrades (local is a piece of it) and announced a major partnership/mobile distribution deal with Spanish telecom company Telefonica that impacts users in 15 countries in Europe and Latin America. More on that on Local Mobile Search.

One Response to “Monday Deals: Navteq, Telefonica-Yahoo!”

  1. Google Maps Bounces Navteq « Screenwerk Says:

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