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Gesture Tech Company Hillcrest Labs Moves Into Smartphone Territory

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Hillcrest Labs is the latest company promising to bring Kinect-style gesture recognition to the smartphone. Hillcrest, which has been working in the gesture and motion technology field for a decade, says the addition of gyroscope, accelerometers and other sensors to the phone make it a perfect candidate for gesture recognition....
Gesture Tech Company Hillcrest Labs Moves Into Smartphone Territory
Walgreens Gets Nationwide In-Store Navigation, But Not In Its Own App

Tapping Earth's magnetic field for indoor navigation

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Finnish company says new navigation technique was inspired by the way animals use the field to navigate their environs. [Read more]...
Tapping Earth's magnetic field for indoor navigation

Google's indoor maps expand slowly amid cautious adoption

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Low adoption and insufficient research has slowed the movement of Google Maps indoors, a Google software engineer said today at the Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation conference held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. Google wants to make indoor maps "as solid and reliable as outdoors,"...
Google's indoor maps expand slowly amid cautious adoption
Indoor navigation on your smartphone, using the Earth's magnetic field -- just like a pigeon

Apple buys indoor location company WifiSlam

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Apple is still working to improve its outdoor mapping capabilities, and meanwhile looks to be getting into indoor navigation too. The company has acquired an indoor GPS service called WifiSlam. Apple confirmed the acquisition, and the Wall Street Journal reports that it paid around $20 million “recently” for the Palo...
Apple buys indoor location company WifiSlam

Baidu and Google Japan introduce updated map services, following discontent with iOS 6 maps

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Baidu and Google Japan are among the first to jump on the issues surrounding the mapping experience on iOS 6 after the duo both released updates to their respective services in China and Japan, putting the heat on Apple in two countries where the new system has been particularly poorly...
Baidu and Google Japan introduce updated map services, following discontent with iOS 6 maps

Apple Acquires Indoor GPS Startup WiFiSlam For $20M

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Apple has acquired WiFiSlam, an indoor GPS startup that enables smartphones to pinpoint its location — along with that of your friends — in realtime up to 2.5 meters in accuracy. Apple paid $20 million to acquire WiFiSlam, although the specific terms...
Apple Acquires Indoor GPS Startup WiFiSlam For $20M

Indoor navigation tech startup indoo.rs lands seed funding from Austrian funds

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Three Austrian investors with all too similar names – tecnet equity, SpeedInvest and Techinvest – have teamed up to pump “6 figures” into Vienna-based indoor navigation technology firm indoo.rs. The exact size of the funding round was, unfortunately and annoyingly, not communicated. Indoo.rs, as its name suggests, specializes in indoor...
Indoor navigation tech startup indoo.rs lands seed funding from Austrian funds
Wifarer Brings Indoor Navigation To The Royal BC Museum
Duke researcher achieves high-accuracy indoor navigation with 'learning' app

Fujitsu, NICT create indoor navigation for the blind using ultrawideband, Android phones, kind hearts

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There's no shortage of navigation outdoors, and even a little bit of help indoors, but there's been precious little aid for the blind indoors -- leaving them little choice but to move cautiously or get outside help. Fujitsu and Japan's NICT have crafted a system that gives the sightless...
Fujitsu, NICT create indoor navigation for the blind using ultrawideband, Android phones, kind hearts

Never get lost in a Walgreens again with Aisle411's new indoor navigation app

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Getting lost in a supermarket the size of a small country isn't anything to be ashamed of, but Aisle411 will spare your blushes with an indoor navigation app for your local branch of Walgreens. Designed to save you time and ensure you can find the products you need, it'll...
Never get lost in a Walgreens again with Aisle411's new indoor navigation app

Nokia, Samsung, Sony Join Forces to Improve Indoor Navigation

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Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Sony and Qualcomm have formed the In-Location Alliance, which will work to improve the accuracy of indoor positioning, the companies......
Nokia, Samsung, Sony Join Forces to Improve Indoor Navigation
Finnish engineers used earth's magnetic field for indoor map navigation
Indoor location is ready for its second act (exclusive)

Baidu announces new version of maps that allows friends to chat and share their real-time location

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Chinese search giant Baidu has announced a new version of its maps service today that will allow users to chat and share their real-time location. Version 5.1 of Baidu maps will be available from the beginning of June, a report by Tencent Tech says. With the location-sharing capability, users can invite...
Baidu announces new version of maps that allows friends to chat and share their real-time location

Apple buys indoor smartphone locating company WiFiSLAM

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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple has acquired WiFiSLAM for “around” $20 million. Apple has confirmed the deal, but did not share its purpose for the company. According to a description of the firm, the company has created technology that uses ambient WiFi signals to precisely track the location...
Apple buys indoor smartphone locating company WiFiSLAM

Nokia, Samsung, Sony join forces to improve indoor navigation

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Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Sony and Qualcomm have formed the In-Location Alliance, which will work to improve the accuracy of indoor positioning, the companies said on Thursday....
Nokia, Samsung, Sony join forces to improve indoor navigation
How you and I could become nodes in the internet of things
Movea calculates your indoor location with surprisingly few sensors

Lighthouse Signal Systems's Android app will let you find your way inside the biggest Las Vegas casinos

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Lighthouse Signal Systems is launching its indoor positioning system as an Android app so people can find their way through the indoor locations of Las Vegas hotels and casinos. This is a kindness for those who are doomed...
Lighthouse Signal Systems's Android app will let you find your way inside the biggest Las Vegas casinos

Mobile-Loco: The future of the mobile location revolution

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Mobile-Loco: The future of the mobile location revolution
Samsung, Nokia, and Qualcomm team up to improve indoor location technology

Meridian Indoor Navigation Adds Las Vegas Hotels To Client Roster

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Starting today, the Venetian-Palazzo Casino and Hotel (owned by The Las Vegas Sands Corp.) is beginning to employ an app technology by Meridian as their indoor navigation service of choice in order to help you get around their casino more efficiently. This new “wayfinding” technology will reside in the resort’s new...
Meridian Indoor Navigation Adds Las Vegas Hotels To Client Roster

Austrian location tech firm in.doors picks up six-figure funding

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The indoor location market is heating up nicely, as various players in the mobile industry start to contemplate the marketing potential of mapping the places where GPS doesn’t help. But it’s still a young market, with room for new entrants with bright ideas. The Austrian startup in.doors, which has just...
Austrian location tech firm in.doors picks up six-figure funding

Patent Patrol: Street View-Like Navigation For Apple, Including Indoors?

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Apple really seems to know where it's going--toward a location-based future. Don't be surprised if it bumps into Google on the way. A fresh patent application for "3D Position Tracking for Panoramic Imagery Navigation" has been discovered by AppleInsider.com and it's unusually exciting: It's a hint that Apple has...
Patent Patrol: Street View-Like Navigation For Apple, Including Indoors?

STMicroelectronics details pressure sensor in your Galaxy S III, can tell when you're mountaineering

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If you're the sort to tear down your Galaxy S III, you might have noticed a mysterious STMicroelectronics LSP331AP chip lurking on the motherboard. While we've known that it's a pressure sensor, we now know that it's a new generation -- new enough that ST is just getting to...
STMicroelectronics details pressure sensor in your Galaxy S III, can tell when you're mountaineering

Cambridge Consultants develops indoor tech to pick up where GPS drops off

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Indoor navigation isn't a new concept, but it often requires wireless signals or custom infrastructure, neither of which are entirely reliable. Cambridge Consultants has come up with an as-yet-unnamed technology that purports to solve the issue by utilizing low-power sensors along with a custom formula that don't require an...
Cambridge Consultants develops indoor tech to pick up where GPS drops off
Apple buys indoor navigation company WiFiSLAM
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