Since we hadn’t heard any more details I called the AAG and got the word that the MAPPS vs US case has now been pushed back (again) to February 23. We will continue to keep an eye out for details as they come along.
For episode 82 I have updated the MP3 encoder we use in order to fix some incompatabilities on portable devices. If anyone has any problems with episode 82 (or later) please email us and let us know what episode and what device are having problems. This, of course, doesn’t impact those of you who listen to the AAC version.
Yet another move to expand web mapping into the mobile and location based services markets, as Google and Vodafone, the world’s largest mobile phone network operator, just announced a partnership to develop maps and local content for mobile phones for its Vodafone Live! services. The companies are also developing a service that will provide some customers with an automatic user-location capability.