Tele Atlas Announces LBS Innovators Series Finalists

Finalists to Present Applications at Dow Jones VentureWire Wireless Innovations Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wireless Innovations Conference -- Tele Atlas , a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content for navigation and location-based solutions, today announced the finalists of the Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series event held in conjunction with the Wireless Innovations Conference produced by Dow Jones VentureWire.

Based on the business potential of their LBS applications and attractiveness to venture capitalists, eight finalists were selected by Dow Jones to present their new location-based solutions to venture capitalists and industry experts at the 2007 conference, being held this week at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, CA. This exclusive opportunity is a key component of the ongoing Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series, a program designed to help enable wireless application developers to expand their visibility, credibility and success with key participants in the industry, including investors, carriers and technology providers. The featured finalists are:

    -- 5o9, a client-server software provider that makes the Internet local,
       mobile and personal;

    -- Bones In Motion, a location-aware mobile active lifestyle service

    -- Intercasting, a mobile social networking gateway provider;

    -- GPShopper, a mobile marketing technology company connecting consumers
       to offline, real-world purchase point locations;

    -- Locatrix, an Australian developer of mobile social networking and
       location-based content solutions;

    -- loopt, a social mapping service provider that provides users with
       automatic updates of friends' locations via maps on mobile handsets and
       the web;

    -- Plazes, a Web service for geo-social navigation; and

    -- Spark Parking, a provider of parking management services through
       wireless sensors and mobile payments.

"The Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series is designed to help foster ground- breaking application development and we are pleased to help shine a spotlight on the exciting and fast-growing LBS developer community," said Darren Koenig, wireless market director, Tele Atlas. "By collaborating with Dow Jones to bring together pioneering LBS application companies with representatives from the industry community, we hope to further increase awareness for this burgeoning market, as we all work together to cultivate the next wave of applications."

For additional information regarding the Dow Jones VentureWire Wireless Innovations Conference, please visit

To learn more about the Tele Atlas LBS Innovators Series and upcoming events, including a series of Digital Mapping Webinars, please visit

About Tele Atlas DeveloperLink

Tele Atlas DeveloperLink is a free online networking resource for developers of Internet, mobile, and other next-generation digital map applications. The service provides sample data, technical tools, and business resources to help developers reduce time to market and increase their potential for success. Members gain access to Tele Atlas' peerless database of geographic content, and to the world's largest community of geographic application developers. Developers can sign up to receive additional information via Tele Atlas DeveloperLink(SM) at

About Tele Atlas

Tele Atlas delivers the digital maps and dynamic content that power some of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services. The information is the foundation for a wide range of personal and in-car navigation systems and mobile and Internet map applications that help users find the people, places, products and services they need, wherever they are. Tele Atlas also works with business partners who trust its digital map data to deliver critical applications for emergency, business, fleet and infrastructure services. The company was founded in 1984 and today has approximately 2,400 full-time staff and contract cartographers at offices in 24 countries. Tele Atlas uses a sophisticated network of professional drivers, mobile mapping vans and more than 50,000 data resources to deliver highly accurate and up-to-date digital maps. Tele Atlas is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TA6) and on Euronext Amsterdam (TA). For more information, visit

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