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The Discovery Economy: Apple Buys Indoor Location Startup WiFiSlam

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$20 million is small change for Apple, and it's probably not all about simple indoor GPS. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has bought the "indoor-GPS" company WifiSlam for $20 million. Apple has acknowledged the deal but won't comment further, but we know that the two year-old...
The Discovery Economy: Apple Buys Indoor Location Startup WiFiSlam

Tapping "Big Data" to Fill Potholes

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Entrepreneurs and investors are finding new ways to tap the predictive power of numbers, including ways to kill the traffic jam and other motorist scourges such as potholes. The results are playing out inside a state traffic-management center in Woodbridge, N.J. That’s where New Jersey officials watch a 22-foot-high mounted...
Tapping "Big Data" to Fill Potholes

LightSquared CEO resigns, continues as board chairman

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LightSquared, the hopeful wireless network operator fighting to use spectrum that's said to be interfering with GPS signals, has now lost its CEO, Sanjiv Ahuja, who resigned. The news follows the company's decision to cut 45 percent of its workforce last week. Ahuja will continue to be the chairman of...
LightSquared CEO resigns, continues as board chairman

LightSquared files for bankruptcy

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LightSquared, the company that attempted to build out a nationwide 4G network, has filed for bankruptcy in a Manhattan court on Monday. The project was met with resistance from regulators, who argued that the proposed spectrum would interfere with GPS signals. The company was facing other troubles, with its chief...
LightSquared files for bankruptcy

Sprint kicks LightSquared to the curb as it contests FCC ruling

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Sometimes when you start heading downhill, it can be hard to stop. Take LightSquared for instance -- not only were its LTE plans repeatedly contested and eventually shot down, but now Sprint, its long time partner, will be cutting ties with the wireless start-up. According to the Wall Street...
Sprint kicks LightSquared to the curb as it contests FCC ruling
Lost In The Supermarket? A New Sensor Will Navigate For You Indoors
LightSquared still won't give up on spectrum near GPS band

A Requiem for LightSquared

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Disruption scares the hell out of established organizations. The more entrenched the organization, the harder it will fight off the potential disruptor. In terms of the mobile infrastructure in the United States, there has been no bigger potential disruptor than spectrum wholesaler LightSquared. Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission...
A Requiem for LightSquared

Why You Should Regret LightSquared's Setbacks

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LightSquared is a new wireless carrier that has been trying to launch a wholesale 4G network across the USA. Funded by private equity firm Harbinger Capital, it sought to re-purpose satellite communication frequencies to build a nationwide cellular-satellite hybrid network, and then re-sell the network capacity to other brands. In...
Why You Should Regret LightSquared's Setbacks

Qualcomm tackles indoor location with new generation of chips

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Qualcomm hopes to make mobile phones just as adept at pinpointing your location within a building as they are at tracking your presence on city streets. The company announced on Thursday an ambitious plan to extend indoor positioning capabilities to all future handsets and Wi-Fi networks powered by its chips using a...
Qualcomm tackles indoor location with new generation of chips

Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Apple (AAPL) is holding a conference call later this morning to discuss what the company intends to do with its roughly $100 billion in cash. (Fortune) Performer Mike Daisey. Photo: Mike...
Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

Thousands using GPS jammers on UK roads pose risks, say experts

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Popular legally purchased devices can block systems meant to track stolen cars or lorry and taxi drivers working long hoursThousands of people in the UK are using "GPS jammers" that plug into car cigarette lighters and can stop tracking systems used to detect stolen cars, monitor vehicle use or stop...
Thousands using GPS jammers on UK roads pose risks, say experts
Faster GPS that won't kill your battery via the cloud, and a crowd
INFOGRAPHIC: How Location Data Is Being Collected And Transforming The Mobile Industry
INFOGRAPHIC: How Location Data Is Being Collected And Transforming The Mobile Industry

Groups seek to overturn ruling allowing warrantless phone tracking

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A coalition of civil liberties groups has asked a federal appeals court to revisit a recent ruling that held the police did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they tracked suspect Melvin Skinner's cell phone without a warrant. A Tuesday brief argues that a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court...
Groups seek to overturn ruling allowing warrantless phone tracking

LightSquared may get DOD spectrum to save 4G plans

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The LightSquared saga continues, with the latest having the company founder and billionaire Phil Falcone attempting to swap spectrum with the US Department of Defense, the Wall Street Journal claimed. The purported move is a last-ditch effort to make the network work, after the National Telecommunications and Information Administration said...
LightSquared may get DOD spectrum to save 4G plans

LightSquared pitches new plans to FCC in attempt to end GPS interference hex

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If you thought filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy was the final chapter in LightSquared's wireless network saga, you'd be wrong. Hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone is back at the FCC's doorstep with yet another proposal, which he hopes might snatch the maligned network from the jaws of GPS interference-related troubles....
LightSquared pitches new plans to FCC in attempt to end GPS interference hex
Clearwire's LTE network to be in 5,000 markets by June 2013
INFOGRAPHIC: How Location Data Is Being Collected And Transforming The Mobile Industry

Score One For "Mobile Big Data:" Location Analytics Startup Locately Acquired By Research Firm SMG

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Boston-based Locately, a location analytics firm which combines GPS signals with mobile surveys to understand how people shop and make decisions about where to dine, has been acquired by the customer research firm Service Management Group (SMG). Locately had previously raised just over a million via grants and angel funding,...
Score One For "Mobile Big Data:" Location Analytics Startup Locately Acquired By Research Firm SMG

Researchers develop a more accurate car navigation system

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System combines conventional GPS signals with car-mounted sensors to pinpoint a vehicle's within six feet of its location, researchers say. [Read more]...
Researchers develop a more accurate car navigation system

Thousands using GPS jammers on UK roads pose risks, say experts

www.guardian.co.uk
Popular legally purchased devices can block systems meant to track stolen cars or lorry and taxi drivers working long hoursThousands of people in the UK are using "GPS jammers" that plug into car cigarette lighters and can stop tracking systems used to detect stolen cars, monitor vehicle use or stop...
Thousands using GPS jammers on UK roads pose risks, say experts

UK trials updated 1950s naval tech, avoids GPS jamming risk

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It's always nice to see an old tech stage a comeback and this time it's happening around the coasts of Europe, with nine low-frequency radio transmitters substituting for GPS' satellite-based system. eLoran's radiowave-based system is stronger than satellite signals and less jammable, based on the Loran system that was...
UK trials updated 1950s naval tech, avoids GPS jamming risk

“Problematic Wi-Fi Access”: Apple Bans Augmented Reality App Sekai Camera

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More and more apps are stricken from the App Store as of late, for a variety of reasons. Today, the Apple hammer hit Tokyo-based Tonchidot whose augmented reality app Sekai Camera was removed without warning. The free app, which made its – memorable – debut during TechCrunch 50 in 2008,...
“Problematic Wi-Fi Access”: Apple Bans Augmented Reality App Sekai Camera

Sprint Gives LightSquared More Time to Figure Out GPS Issues

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Sprint has agreed to give LTE wannabe LightSquared until mid-March to get FCC approval of its untraditional spectrum, which continues to interfere with GPS signals. - Sprint reportedly is giving LightSquared some slack, agreeing to extend the deadline by which the hopeful LTE 4G company must gain the approval of...
Sprint Gives LightSquared More Time to Figure Out GPS Issues

New GPS Satellites Will Help Apps Better Pinpoint Your Location

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Location-based applications are all the rage right now, but anyone who uses them knows that current GPS technology only allows for a certain amount of accuracy. If you pull up Foursquare, Gowalla or any other social check-in app while in a dense business area, chances are the place you're looking...
New GPS Satellites Will Help Apps Better Pinpoint Your Location

Lightsquared’s Hail Mary pass for survival: swapping airwaves with the Dept. of Defense

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In a last-ditch attempt to keep its wholesale LTE 4G network alive, Lightsquared may be considering swapping its wireless airwaves with the Department of Defense, sources tell the Wall Street Journal. The FCC yesterday rejected Lightsquared’s application to build a wholesale LTE network in the U.S. because it had...
Lightsquared’s Hail Mary pass for survival: swapping airwaves with the Dept. of Defense

Sprint may have to give $65m back to LightSquared

www.electronista.com
Yesterday the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) advised the FCC that LighSquared's implementation of its LTE network "inavoidably" would interfere with GPS signals and recommended that the company not be allowed to continue with its deployment. The FCC then followed up by keeping in place a temporary stop...
Sprint may have to give $65m back to LightSquared

Miscellaneous policy news

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The space policy news cycle—such as it is—has been dominated in the last week by developments in the Republican presidential race, thanks to speeches and debate appearances by the major candidates. However, there are a few other things that have taken place during the last week worth mentioning: The Obama...
Miscellaneous policy news
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