Mapquest

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

    … to vice president of growth at Vendasta. Cook started at Vendasta over two years ago after starting her own company. She has grown quickly through the ranks at the marketing automation company. As Vendasta’s product offerings grow, Cook will spearhead revenue opportunities. Emagine Hires Digital Strategist Meara Santoro has joined digital marketing…

    Geoff Michener/ Street Fight- 10 readers -
  • 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…

    Steven Jacobs/ Street Fight- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    Damian Rollison/ Street Fightin Twitter- 11 readers -
  • 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…

    Noah Davis/ Street Fight- 12 readers -
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