(Business Wire) TomTom NV announces it
has acquired ilocal, a business listings company based in Amersfoort,
local owns a database of categorized and geo referenced business listings in the Netherlands and Belgium
and has technologies in place to maintain the quality and freshness of
this database. This technology will complement TomTom’s existing
in-house and third party sourced Points of Interest datasets which in
turn will enrich the quality of our navigation content. ilocal employs 70 people. No further commercial details of the acquisition are being disclosed.
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