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. https://www.gigabitmagazine.com/cloud-computing/tomtom-and-microsoft-expand-partnership-work-location-based-apps-cloud
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TOMTOM AND MICROSOFT EXPAND PARTNERSHIP TO WORK ON LOCATION-BASED APPS IN THE CLOUD
TomTom and Microsoft are expanding their partnership to work on location-based apps in the cloud. Through the partnership, Microsoft will use mapping and traffic data from TomTom to power services including Azure and Bing Maps.Microsoft will also become the navigation company's preferred cloud provider. Under the deal, TomTom will be the “leading location data provider for Microsoft Azure and Bing Maps”.Relying on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Azure Maps allows companies to build maps, routing and traffic data into their cloud-based apps.This allows businesses to create mobility, logistics, and asset tracking solutions, for example.Tara Prakriya, Partner Group Program Manager of Azure Maps and Connected Vehicles, said that this partnership with TomTom is “very different from anything Microsoft has done in maps before. LAURA MULLAN READ MORE