With all the gloom in the global economy, I got to wondering whether there is anything else going on in the world of business. I'm looking for growth because I think that's what will ultimately bring the economy out of the doldrums. Not surprisingly, that growth is coming from technology companies. In Growth Matters, I look at consumer technology companies that point the way to growth trends -- and in the process introduce services and products you may want to explore
There has been some amazing progress in using GPS devices to help people get around this wide world in which we live. And one of the companies that has had a big influence in navigation has a funny name -- TomTom. I interviewed TomTom's vice president of market development, Tom Murray, who said, "TomTom is the world's leading navigation solutions provider. TomTom's products are developed with an emphasis on innovation, quality, ease of use, safety and value."