Tuesday, February 12, 2008

NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge Americas Semifinalists

NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT), a leading global provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions (LBS), has announced this year’s semifinalists for the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge – Americas. One Grand Prize Winner and three Runners-up will be revealed during an awards ceremony at CTIA in Las Vegas on April 2, 2008.

The 2008 Global LBS Challenge – Americas semifinalists are:

America's Emergency Network’s solution, AEN Mobile
Cutlass, Inc.’s solution, Game Park
Duzine LLC’s solution, SportsTalk
HeyWhatsThat’s solution, HeyWhatsThat
Hollowire’s solution, Proxido
KnowledgeWhere, Inc.’s solution, PhoneTag Elite
Medianet’s solution, TaxiStop
SearchQuest, Inc.’s solution, POI Cruiser
Synctones’ solution, WildLab
Ten23’s solution, SpotJots
Tenereillo, Inc.’s solution, Trapster
Twipster’s solution, Twipster
Urban Mapping, Inc.’s solution, UMI Transit
Yojo Mobile, Inc.’s solution, MizPee
Zoospi, Inc.’s solution, ZooM

The annual Global LBS Challenge invites developers to build location-enabled applications that work with mobile phones and/or wireless handheld devices using dynamic positioning technology and NAVTEQ® map data. Participants compete for a global prize pool of cash, licenses and services from NAVTEQ and sponsors of the event, with this year’s prize pool the largest to date, valued at nearly $3 million US.

Contestants are judged by an elite panel of judges comprised of major wireless carriers, industry experts and venture capitalists. To view details about the semifinalists and their applications, visit www.LBSChallenge.com.


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