Feeds

Panasonic steers out of satnav street

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Panasonic is pulling out of the satnav business in Europe on the back of tumbling prices.

With High Street auto-accessory chain Halfords knocking 50 per cent off the price of all the satnavs it stocks, we're not at all surprised.

Indeed, as one industry source dejectedly put it: "The UK satnav market's in the crapper."

That may be a little exaggerated, but times are certainly tough for satnav suppliers.

Prices on these now commodity items were already heading rapidly south of the border, and with the inevitable recession-induced consumer belt-tightening that's going on, that trend will only accelerate.

The fact it's a very crowded market, and with little to differentiate one manufactuer's satnav from another's, it's no surprise punters are buying largely on price.

And that's before you take into account all the phones and other gadgets that now have GPS on board.

For its part, Panasonic will now focus its resources on in-car entertainment equipment that can be sold not to consumers but to car manufacturers.

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Most Americans doubt Big Bang, not too sure about evolution, climate change – survey
Science no match for religion, politics, business interests
So, just how do you say 'the mutt's nuts' in French?
Vital linguistic question interrupts LOHAN spaceplane mission
KILLER SPONGES menacing California coastline
Surfers are safe, crustaceans less so
Discovery time for 200m WONDER MATERIALS shaved from 4 MILLENNIA... to 4 years
Alloy, Alloy: Boffins in speed-classification breakthrough
LOHAN and the amazing technicolor spaceplane
Our Vulture 2 livery is wrapped, and it's les noix du mutt
Liftoff! SpaceX Falcon 9 lifts Dragon on third resupply mission to ISS
SpaceX snaps smartly into one-second launch window
STEALTHY NANOROBOTS dress up as viruses, prepare to sneak into YOUR BODY
Cloaking techniques nicked from viruses tackle roadblocks on way to medical frontier
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.