Nokia buys geographic intelligence solutions provider MetaCarta
Nokia announced that it has acquired MetaCarta Inc., a Massachusetts-based company that presents itself as a “leading provider of geographic intelligence solutions.”
MetaCarta was founded in 2001 and it currently employs more than 30 people. Its technology combines geographic tagging and geographic search capabilities, allowing users to “find content about a place by viewing results on a map.”
Nokia plans to use MetaCarta’s technology to enhance its Location services (especially in the area of local search).
As (almost) always, Nokia didn’t disclose the financial terms of the deal.
In related news, Nokia has also announced that it has completed the acquisition of Novarra. Nokia will use Novarra’s mobile browser and services platform on its S40 phones.
Via Press release