Nokia – Trimble IP swap..

Earlier this week Nokia and Trimle announced an arrangement where their respective technolgoies would be licesned to each other for use in the development of future LBS platforms, following on from Nokia’s aquistion of Gate 5 last month cleary Nokia are leading the second wave of LBS – maybe this time then..

Of equal interest is the nature of the deal, no inflated sums of money changing hands, just two companies who are mature and know their business strengths and those of the other – refreshing in the slightly mad world of web 2.0

And the walls come tumbling down..

Silicon.com reports that the international mobile operator 3, is to allow access to external websites, intially using Yahoo rendering technology.. This is a start, however it is not clear if the location platform component that 3 lead the market in developing will also be opened up – lets hope so

Written and submitted from home, using my home 802.11 network.