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Google Maps Adds Floor Plans for Airports, Stores

Google is solving a problem that many of us have, but that of few us suspected would be dealt with by a smartphone: It's taking its popular mapping platform indoors with interior floor plans of select buildings, among them major airports and large retailers.

TomTom Steers Itself Toward New Revenue Sources

Faced with intense competition from GPS-enabled smartphones with free navigation software, TomTom, the popular Dutch developer of portable navigation systems, announced Wednesday it is seeking to broaden its revenue base. But the announcement didn't offer much in the way of specifics.

Fire Hazard Prompts Recall of Garmin Navigation Devices

Garmin (GRMN) is recalling 1.25 million personal navigation units because of the potential for fires caused by overheated batteries, the company said Wednesday. Nearly 800,000 of the affected devices were sold in the U.S., it said.

Tom Tom's GPS Price Cut

GPS software- and hardware-maker TomTom slashed prices on its iPhone turn-by-turn navigation app, The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) reported Monday. The new price for the app providing directions in the U.S. is $49, well down from the original price of $99, as reported by Engadget.