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Real-time location-sharing app Glympse is getting a distribution partner in Garmin, which will add free Glympse functionality to its iOS and Android mapping and navigation apps. The famously pricey Garmin apps — currently on sale for about $50 — have more than four million users worldwide. Glympse, you may recall, does something simple and often incredibly useful, which is help people share a map of their current location for a short time — often with the person to whom they’re en route.
Min Kao, the co-founder and CEO of navigation company Garmin, is stepping down at the end of the year. The new head honcho is Clifton Pemble — who joined Garmin as an engineer in 1989, and has most recently been president and COO. Shares of Garmin were trading up slightly this morning. As Arik Hesseldahl recalled this summer, Kao had long resisted the encroachment of smartphones, dismissing them as a commodity business.