Dash Navigation Changes to a Platform Company

News from the Silicon Valley: Dash Navigation stopped selling their hardware gps device which was highly regarded as the next gen of gps devices with internet availability and real-time community traffic data.  It’s actually good news cause their hardware design was not sexy at all for the consumer market so hopefully their platform will be sold to Garmin and other big GPS hardware manufacturers. Good luck Dash Navigation and employees that got laid-off. 

More news on Dash:

Official Blog Post: http://blog.dash.net/2008/11/03/a-new-direction/

Official Press Release: http://www.dash.net/press_release.php?pr=16

Engadget Post: http://www.engadget.com/2008/11/03/dash-cuts-50-employees-drastically-changing-business-model/

-Randy

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Mad Dash on November 11, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Frankly it’s a little too late. Dash started out as a social gps platform, but somehow it was transformed into a hardware company which were not a strong suite of Dash.

    The second generation, smaller and more compact Dash was suppose to come up during the x-mas, but it did not clear FCC inspection, not Dash’s fault but nevertheless they couldn’t go to market with it. With TomTom, Garmin, and BestBuy all coming out with their own internet connected GPS this x-mas and next year. This meant disaster for Dash, they had to do something fast, so they went back to the dash platform.

    I certainly hope they will survive because it’s a great concept, and I really enjoy using the Send2Car and Yahoo! local search feature that’s on their device.

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