Locationbasedservices

10.09.12
Lookout Security & Antivirus for Android gets a makeover, lets missing phones have one last gasp
10.09.12

Lookout Security & Antivirus for Android gets a makeover, lets missing phones have one last gasp

Missing phone apps such as Find My iPhone often have a glaring weakness: as they depend on pings a...

By J. Fingas,   10.09.12
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09.21.12
Skyhook sues Google for patent infringement... again
09.21.12

Skyhook sues Google for patent infringement... again

Last time Google found itself in court proceedings opposite Skyhook, it was facing anticompetitive...

By M. Gorman,   09.21.12
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07.19.12
Nokia wants to become the 'where?' company, Lumias to become sensor masters
07.19.12

Nokia wants to become the 'where?' company, Lumias to become sensor masters

Nokia is still taking its lumps in earnings, but CEO Stephen Elop has an idea as to how the troubl...

By J. Fingas,   07.19.12
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07.09.12
IndoorAtlas uses disturbances in the (geomagnetic) force to map interiors, plot a path to aisle 3 (video)
07.09.12

IndoorAtlas uses disturbances in the (geomagnetic) force to map interiors, plot a path to aisle 3 (video)

Interior navigation is only just coming into its own, but IndoorAtlas has developed a technology t...

By J. Fingas,   07.09.12
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06.30.12
BAE Systems' NAVSOP does positioning without GPS, makes sure the only jammin' going on is yours
06.30.12

BAE Systems' NAVSOP does positioning without GPS, makes sure the only jammin' going on is yours

Just in case GPS and GLONASS didn't make for enough of an acronym soup, BAE Systems wants to add o...

By J. Fingas,   06.30.12
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06.29.12
Flickr brings in Nokia map data for precise geotagged photos, Instagram shots just got eerily accurate
06.29.12

Flickr brings in Nokia map data for precise geotagged photos, Instagram shots just got eerily accurate

Open Street Map has been helping Flickr display geotagged shots for some time. That crowdsourced m...

By J. Fingas,   06.29.12
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06.23.12
Google drops cost of Maps API to keep developers, gives Foursquare puppy eyes (update: potentially cheaper)
06.23.12

Google drops cost of Maps API to keep developers, gives Foursquare puppy eyes (update: potentially cheaper)

Google must be feeling the pinch from developers like Foursquare who've jumped ship from Google Ma...

By J. Fingas,   06.23.12
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06.07.12
Foursquare 5.0 hands-on
06.07.12

Foursquare 5.0 hands-on

Foursquare just posted its promised mobile app overhaul this morning, and it's a doozy: virtually...

By J. Fingas,   06.07.12
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06.05.12
Blindsquare uses Foursquare data to guide the visually impaired
06.05.12

Blindsquare uses Foursquare data to guide the visually impaired

Blindsquare is giving guidance systems for the visually disabled a new twist with user-generated F...

By A. Santos,   06.05.12
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