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Mapbox makes another acquisition to bolster its navigation toolkits

Mapbox, the SoftBank-backed developer of mapping applications that competes with Google Maps, TomTom and Here, has acquired the intellectual property and developers behind Mapzen's Valhalla project i

Mapbox acquires augmented reality activity tracking app Fitness AR

Open-source mapping platform Mapbox has acquired activity tracking app Fitness AR, which allows users to view runs, hikes or cycling routes from Strava superimposed on a 3D map of the terrain.

Mapbox acquires neural network startup Mapdata to help it expand into AR maps

Two weeks after announcing $164 million in funding, mapping data startup Mapbox has made an acquisition to help build out its next steps into autonomous driving and other applications that it believes

Mapbox raises $164M to expand its location platform to cars, VR, AR and Asia

Location and mapping been two of the key features underpinning a wide array of smartphone services. Now a startup that has been at the center of building those location services for mobile devices has

Mapbox is acquiring passive fitness tracking app Human

Human’s team will join Mapbox and work on Mapbox’s mobile SDK and real-time maps. I’ve covered Human quite a few times over the years. It’s a well-designed fitness app that was ahead of the cu

Mapbox enters the autonomous vehicle market with Mapbox Drive, an SDK for cars

A year ago, Mapbox, the open-source based map provider that competes against the likes of Google and Here for B2B deals for customized and in-app maps, raised one of the biggest rounds ever for a m

DigitalGlobe Partners With Mapbox To Launch Its Maps API

DigitalGlobe, the publicly traded, high-res imagery service that owns its own fleet of satellites, has long been known as a purveyor of fine satellite imagery to governments and large companies like G

Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The “Map Layer” For All Apps

With questions swirling over who may end up buying Nokia’s mapping division Here, a startup trying to disrupt it and other big boys like Google has raised some major funding. Mapbox, a developer

MapQuest Confirms It’s Using Mapbox To Overhaul Its Product

AOL-owned MapQuest has confirmed a big product and brand overhaul for its mapping product, including a partnership with developer mapping platform Mapbox to improve the product's performance. We repor

AOL’s MapQuest Inks UI Deal With Mapbox As It Prepares To Overhaul The Product

AOL, which is in the process of getting acquired by Verizon for $4.4 billion, says it has no plans to divest itself of its content operations (which include TechCrunch) as part of that deal. But it's

Mapbox Takes On Apple With An SDK To Put Maps Into iOS Apps

The impending sale of Nokia’s Here mapping division has put a sharp focus on the role that location and maps in particular are playing in the mobile world. And while we are seeing a number of b

Protecting Users’ Location Data From An Unconstitutional Search

Location data is highly sensitive. It contains information about where we live, our daily habits and our network of friends. We discover new places to go; avoid traffic on the way there; swipe to meet

Google Maps Rival Mapbox Adds Smart Directions, A Navigation Service For Any App

Mapbox, the OpenStreetMap-based mapping platform that lets app developers incorporate maps into any app, is adding another feature to better compete against the likes of Google Maps, ESRI and Nokia Ma

What Now?! App, A Pocket Concierge For The Airbnb Generation, Launches At Disrupt Europe

Ever been on holiday and started reaching for your smartphone to look something up, only to remember it's stuck on airplane mode because you don't want to get stung with roaming charges? Or wondered w

MapBox Closes $10M Series A From Foundry Group To Build The Future Of Interactive, Mobile Maps

Cloud-based map platform startup MapBox, which gives developers tools to add interactive maps to their web and mobile offerings, clad in their own brand colours/designs -- and counts foursquare, Uber,

OpenStreetMap To Give Google Maps A Run For Its Money By Launching Its New ‘iD’ Editor

Google has become the king of maps because of the technology that it has developed over the past eight years. One competitor, OpenStreetMap, has developed its own tools and built a community of map en

Satellite Imagery Company Skybox Teams Up With MapBox For Analysis And Annotation Of Data

Google isn’t the only company working on mapping out the entire world with satellite imagery and detailed information about every nook and cranny in the universe. Two companies are teaming up to

MapBox, A Contributor To OpenStreetMap, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation

While Apple continues to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.techmeme.com/120920/p34#a120920p34">weather</a> very bad press (and <a target="_blank" href="http://pbs.twimg.com/media/A3QARhSCIAA2R9U.jpg