PC World: Mobile phone vendors aren’t the only ones interested in navigation. Vodafone has offered 239 million Swedish kronor (€ 22.6 million) for Wayfinder, which develops software for mobile navigation.
Wayfinder’s board has recommended that shareholders accept the offer, and shareholders holding approximately 44.9 percent of the total share capital and voting rights have done so, according to Vodafone.
Buying Wayfinder will open the door for Vodafone to develop a suite of new location-aware products and services, which will deliver a more personalized mobile Internet experience using location, if users want to disclose where they are, said Pieter Knook, Internet services director at Vodafone. Knook also hailed the user-friendliness of such products and services and support for voice directions on mobile.