MapQuest (stylized as mapquest) is an American free online web mapping service owned by AOL. The company was founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services, a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons in Chicago, Illinois, United States. It moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1969. When it became an independent company in 1994, it was renamed GeoSystems Global Corporation. MapQuest was acquired in 2000 by America Online, Inc. Company headquarters are in Denver, Colorado with a second office in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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  • MapQuest Tackling More Location Data and Services Under Verizon Ownership

    … As a veteran player in digital mapping, MapQuest has amassed a vast amount of location data over the years. Elise Neel, the head of MapQuest for business, says the company has evolved to meet not only the needs of marketers and other clients, but the demands of its owners. Verizon acquired MapQuest’s parent, AOL, in 2015 — and with that change…

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  • Openings and New Hires at TruMeasure, Brandmuscle, MapQuest

    … Openings and New Hires at TruMeasure, Brandmuscle, MapQuest February 26, 2016 by Geoff Michener Leave a Comment Filed Under: Movers & Shakers Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. Please send him a message via LinkedIn if you’d like to share any job changes. (Plus…

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  • Openings and New Hires at 4Info, Matchcraft, Foursquare and Yieldbot

    Every two weeks, Geoff Michener covers some of the latest job changes taking place in this dynamic industry. (Plus, scroll down for jobs on offer now.) Changed jobs, or have one to list? Click here to send us tips! Matchcraft CEO Sandy Lohr MatchCraft Brings on New CEO and CRO MatchCraft, a paid search management platform for publishers and agencies, has recently announc ...

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  • Street Fight Daily: Verve Mobile Buys Beacon Startup, MindBody Files for IPO

    … through users’ publicly available social media accounts. For CPG, Mobile Promotions Push Targets to Store (eMarketer) The US consumer packaged goods and consumer products industry will spend $2.33 billion on mobile advertising this year, representing 47.0% of digital ad spending in the industry. Marketers are boosting efforts to reach mobile coupon clippers, and 97.4 million US adult mobile users will use their devices to redeem a coupon/code this year. Get Street Fight Daily in your inbox! Subscribe to our newsletter. …

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  • From Novelty To Foundational Product: The Evolution Of Google Maps

    … tips & techniques for those experienced with SEO & SEM plus a welcoming environment for beginners. Learn more! About The Author Greg Sterling is a Contributing Editor at Search Engine Land. He writes a personal blog, Screenwerk, about connecting the dots between digital media and real-world consumer behavior. He is also VP of Strategy and Insights for the Local Search Association. Follow him on Twitter or find him at Google+. (Some images used under license from…

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  • Will The On-Demand Economy Loosen Google’s Grip on Local?

    … party business software companies rather than building operations software internally. At Aol, Mapquest appears to be taking a similar strategy. In November, the long-time runner-up to Google Maps integrated with Urgently, an on-demand roadside assistance service, to allow users to access its functionality through the mapping application’s interface…

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  • Interconnectivity and the Mobile Mind Shift

    … Alpha, which powers Siri’s knowledge base, began an initiative earlier this year called the Wolfram Connected Devices Project, aiming to establish an open standard for interconnectivity between electronic devices of all kinds. Wolfram Alpha is betting that device manufacturers will agree that the benefits of interconnectivity will outweigh…

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  • Is Your MVP a Minimum Viable Channel?

    … You have a minimum viable product, something that the market is excited about. What now? Perry Evans, CEO of Closely, encourages company founders to celebrate for a hot minute, then dig in because you are not done. “You don’t have a business until you’ve owned, lived, and tested your market model,” the former head of MapQuest, Jabber…

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