Russian internet juggernaut eyes US growth, as it acquires OpenStreetMap-powered

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Hot on the heels of its acquisition of ‘Russia’s Facebook’ Vkontakte, Russian internet powerhouse has revealed it has now snapped up popular OpenStreetMap-powered mapping app Available for Android, iOS and BlackBerry, Belarus-based has built a solid fanbase around the world, notching up seven million downloads en-route. The app is available for free, with restricted functions, and a paid upgrade unlocks extra features such as offline search. OpenStreetMap (OSM) is one of the four main global mapping platforms, along with Google, TomTom and Nokia’s HERE. As with other OSM navigation apps, allows full offline access for countries...

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