“Nokia Oyj has agreed to give Oracle Corp’s customers access to its mapping products, as the mobile phone company seeks to expand its location services business,” Tarmo Virki reports for Reuters.
“The Finnish company, which bought the world’s largest digital mapping firm, Navteq, in 2008, has been looking for ways to boost the business and recently signed mapping deals with Groupon Inc and Amazon.Com Inc.,” Virki reports. “Oracle has developed a link between its own software and the Nokia Location Platform software, Nokia said on Monday. This enables the U.S. company’s business users to access the mapping services through its products.”
Virki reports, “Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, but Nokia said Oracle users would licence Location Platform from Nokia for use in Oracle applications… Last week Apple publicly apologised after customer complaints about errors in its maps, which have been put on its latest phone operating system instead of Google Inc’s mapping service.”
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