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MapAnything gets $42.5 million to expand "Location-of-Things" services

Charlotte based MapAnything, a provider of location services for the likes of Pendo, Maritim Hotels, Lunchr, Dyax and Valvoline just closed on $42.5 million Series C funding from new investors GM Ventures, GlobalTranz CEO Andrew Leto and existing investors Salesforce Ventures, Greycroft, Harbert Growth Partners, and David Stern.

As part of this investment, Andrew Leto will be joining the company's board. MapAnything is aiming to expand ledership in what is dubbed as the "Location-of-Things" market. It provides location services for various industries ranging from Fleet Management Software Solutions to Data for prospecting & lead Generation to guides for Multi-day Routing Optimization and several others.


It currently offers these solutions to to some of the world's largest financial, manufacturing and CPG companies in the Fortune 500 and Forbes Global 2,000. It'll make use of this funding to to expand its reach in key markets, broaden its developer community …

All the new devices Microsoft just announced

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Microsoft unveiled a completely updated new line of PCs as yersterday's Surface event with new devices including the Surface Pro 6 tablet, Surface Studio 2 desktop PC, Surface Laptop 2 and even noise-cancelling headphones.

At the NY event, An unveil of its noise-cancelling Surface headphones came as quite a surprise with an entry into the audio space. Also unveiled at the event is a host of new features for the Windows and Office 365 bundle.

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The Surface Pro 6 is a notable addition to a line-up which established the established the 2 in 1 PC category and is now 67% faster with Intel 8th Gen Quad Core processors packed in an elegant black color option. It offers the ideal portable mobility for today's digital lifestyle.






The Surface Laptop 2 bundles style and speed in a slim, elegant, fast-charging and ultra-light laptop which fits easily in the bag, is beautifully crafted and designed and offers the blend of culture, clean and exceptional lines, simplistic details and the luxurious touch of a Signature Alcantara material-covered keyboard. It'll be available in Black which will also be joining the rich tone-on-tone color combinations of Platinum, Burgundy and Cobalt Blue.



The Surface Studio 2 is regarded as a category debuting and innovation creating device. Crafted for creativity, The Surface Studio lets users turn their desks into the ideal creative studio for undertaking of high-performance and personalized tasks.

The new Surface Studio 2 comes with 50% more graphics performance, 28” Brilliant PixelSense Display, USB-C support, Xbox Wireless built in gaming-class performance, and the latest Surface Pen with tilt sensibility and 4096 levels of pressure among other features.




The Surface Headphones stands as Microsoft's first foray into the premium and smart headphone experience which packs expert craftsmanship, unique design and integration with several Microsoft services, Cortana being one of them.

The new headphones is bundled with the features expected from the Surface line-up while also enabling a smarter way to listen, with spectacular rich audio and hands-free calling. Its noise-cancelling feature makes it easy to block out the world while focusing more on the task to make for more input in relative time.






In addition to unveiling this new devices, Microsoft also detailed on new Windows 10 & Office 365 additions which include the Your Phone App which offers instant access to texts and photos from Android smartphones right on the PC, To-Do Integration with Outlook.com & Skype, Family Safety for Microsoft Launcher, Embedded 3D Animations and a new inking intelligent functionality for both Word and Powerpoint.

Highlighted specs of each device are listed below;

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Surface Pro 6

  • 12.3” PixelSense Display and multi-screen docking.
  • An 8.0 MP auto-focus camera.
  • Intel 8th Gen Quad Core processors.
  • Up to 13.5 hours battery time.
  • Full friction hinge which enables smooth transitions between Laptop Mode, Studio Mode, and Tablet Mode.

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Surface Laptop 2

  • Up to 14.5 hours of battery life.
  • 13.5” PixelSense (edge-to-edge) Display screen.
  • OmniSonic speakers for premium sound.
  • Intel 8th Gen Quad Core Processor.

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Surface Studio 2
  • 28” Brilliant PixelSense Display.
  • USB-C support.
  • 50% more graphics performance (than predecessor).
  • Surface Dial integration

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Surface Headphones


  • Cortana compatibility.
  • Automatic pause and play.
  • Integration with various Microsoft services
  • Adjustable noise cancellation
  • Comfortable, balanced design crafted with premium materials.


All devices are already available for pre-order with a cost of $899, $999, $3,499 and $349 for the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones respectively.





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