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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 …

Amazon introduces the Fire TV Stick 4K and a new Alexa Voice Remote with Device Control

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Amazon has now outed what stands as its most powerful streaming media stick available in addition to an all-new Alexa Voice Remote both bundled for $49.99 with 80% more power than the current best-selling Fire TV stick and a combination of Bluetooth and multidirectional infrared technology powered by Amazon's cloud technology for the remote.

The Fire TV Stick 4K features a quad core, 1.7GHz processor which brings about a faster streaming experience , quicker load times and brilliant picture quality plus access to the immense catalog of content available on the Fire TV platform which includes thousands of 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+ titles.

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It's the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos which makes finding content way much easier with simple voice commands like “Alexa, find 4K TV shows” or “Alexa, watch Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.” Customers can also enjoy immersive sound when connected to compatible home audio systems.

“Together, Amazon and Dolby are making best-in-class imaging and audio experiences more accessible,” SVP for Commercial Partnerships at Dolby Laboratories John Couling stated concerning the new product. “Fire TV Stick 4K will allow more people to enjoy their favorite entertainment to the fullest extent, through Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.”

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The new device gives access to tons of apps, channels, Alexa skills and over 500,000 movies an TV episodes from the Fire TV platform, Favorites from the likes of Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, STARZ, SHOWTIME, CBS All Access, and others can be enjoyed with it in addition to support for visit to millions of websites with the Firefox or Amazon Silk browsers and streaming of songs and podcasts through services like Amazon Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio.

The new Alexa voice remote also allows for powering of compatible TV and AV equipment, switch inputs or tuning to channels on cable boxes all in a single remote. It gives the user more control with dedicated power, volume and mute buttons as well as the ability to make use of voice commands for finding and control of content.

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It's compatible with a whole lot of Fire TV devices and is capable of controlling power and volume on tens of thousands of TVs, sound bars, and AV equipment. Both items will be made available beginning from the 31st of October.




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