Today, Pitney Bowes Software (PBS) launches the MapInfo.com portal, a website dedicated to product solutions. Is PBS re-launching the MapInfo brand and why now? Senior vice president of PBS’s Location Intelligence group, James Buckley, and Global Product Manager Rob Savage discuss the reasons for launching the portal as well as the new features in MapInfo version 12, the beta release of a new raster and grid handling capability, and their strategy for SaaS.
Location sharing is back in the news as new apps try to offer better mousetraps for sharing oneís location with friends and family. We look at PlaceUs and Jink. Meanwhile two well-known players, LinkedIn and Google, add location sharing where itís not been before. Do these new and enhanced entries suggest location-based services are maturing?