You might think it was quiet in the geospatial technology industry during the holiday season. It wasn't. There was news about Apple, Foursquare, drones and more. Our editors will get you caught up.
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Foursquare’s Valuation Sags in Latest Financing - Digits - WSJ
FAA Announces Six Unmanned Aircraft Test Site Locations - MAPPS
Telvent Patent: GIS-based automated weather alert notification system - All Points Blog
Foursquare’s $35 Million Holiday Investment - All Points Blog
Apple Map Patent Application Taps Layers and Views - All Points Blog
FAA Announces Unmanned Aerial System Test Sites - All Points Blog
Fee: Apple Taps Talent and IP of, but Does Not Acquire, BroadMap - All Points Blog
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