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Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

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Keith Rabois, former Square COO, prolific angel investor and new partner at venture firm Khosla Ventures, has been bashing his former company, Square on Twitter this weekend. This prompted Square cofounder Dennis Crowley to take to Twitter, defend Square, and bash Rabois back. And now many of the Valley's biggest...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

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Seattle-based Placed is an analytics service that ties consumers’ smartphone behavior to brand insights, helping companies understand how their customers shop in retail locations, and showcasing to developers how users behave in their apps. Today the company is launching Placed Affiliate, a way for developers to make money by sharing information...
Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data
Apple has a waiting list for law enforcement iPhone access requests

After iOS fail, Google debuts MoreThanAMap.com to celebrate 800k sites and apps using its Maps API

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Google today announced that 800,000 Web sites and apps are actively using its Google Maps API. To celebrate the milestone, the search giant has launched MoreThanAMap.com which showcases how developers are leveraging the features of the Maps API. While millions of users simply visit maps.google.com to find where they need...
After iOS fail, Google debuts MoreThanAMap.com to celebrate 800k sites and apps using its Maps API
Bill Gross' UberMedia launches UberAds, using social and location data to better target on mobile

Google's Mobile Product Search Now Shows Real-Time Local Inventory

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Google just announced that the mobile version of Google Product Search can now tell you if a certain product is in stock at nearby stores. Currently, Google is only working with a handful of retailers, including Best Buy, Sears, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and West Elm, but the company is actively...
Google's Mobile Product Search Now Shows Real-Time Local Inventory
How Real-Time Bidding Could Save Mobile Advertising

Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

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Setting: Large ballroom in Moscone. Large enough that two sets of projected screens are on, one up front, and one pair amidset. Crowded, one or two open seats per long row. Two bright-shirted Google employees in blue. We start on time. Today during the I/O developer conference, Googlers Waleed Kadous and...
Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth

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Twenty years ago, we used paper maps and printed guides to help us navigate the world. Today, the most advanced digital mapping technologies—satellite imagery, GPS devices, location data and of course Google Maps—are much more accessible. This sea change in mapping technology is improving our lives and helping businesses realize...
Mapping creates jobs and drives global economic growth
Why Apple Maps needs Foursquare's 50 million venues

US senator: Use of location data not well-disclosed

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Mobile carriers and app providers do not consistently or clearly disclose to customers how they use location information and other personal data, according to a new report from government auditor the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)....
US senator: Use of location data not well-disclosed

Nokia Expands its Geolocation Plans with Location Services Buy

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Nokia acquired location-based services company MetaCarta on Friday, a service with two distinct focuses: geosearch and geotagging. With MetaCarta's geosearch technology, the service finds content, data and information about a place and then presents it in a single mapped-based view using any map server, whether one from Google, Microsoft, Yahoo,...
Nokia Expands its Geolocation Plans with Location Services Buy

Why Location-Based Services will Create Multiple Winners at the Application Layer

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Editor’s Note: TechCrunch columnist Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and is based in Palo Alto. You can follow him on Twitter @semil Location, location, location. Whether you’re a real estate agent, a traveler, or building mobile applications, location matters a great deal. As far as phone sensors go, the GPS sensor appears to be one of...
Why Location-Based Services will Create Multiple Winners at the Application Layer

Facebook revenues up 40%

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Social networking company performs better than expected thanks to surge in people accessing site via mobileFacebook beat Wall Street's expectations on Wednesday, announcing fourth-quarter earnings of $64m (£40.5m) on revenues up 40% to $1.59bn, and announced that mobile revenue had doubled and mobile users exceeded desktop ones. But its shares...
Facebook revenues up 40%

Tripl launches beautiful travel summaries to help you keep track of your friends' journeys

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When you return from a trip, wouldn’t it be nice to compile a neat summary of what you did while you were away to share with others? Tripl is launching a new service today that does that in style. Founded in Sweden but now based in New York, Tripl began...
Tripl launches beautiful travel summaries to help you keep track of your friends' journeys

EU Data Regulators Slam Google Over Privacy Policy: It's "Too Large" And Users Need More Control

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Authorities in Europe today kicked off a fresh wave of scrutiny over Google’s privacy policy and called for changes to be made in how Google manages user data, calling Google’s scope “too large”, but they also stopped short of saying Google is acting illegally in how it manages privacy. France’s...
EU Data Regulators Slam Google Over Privacy Policy: It's "Too Large" And Users Need More Control

As SXSW Approaches, Event Networking Apps Go Head-to-Head

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Event networking is bound to be a hot topic at SXSW Interactive, which kicks off on Friday. There hasn’t been a super-effective way for attendees at events to network in a way that requires minimal effort and consolidates information in a centrally accessible location. QR codes, contact card transfer tech...
As SXSW Approaches, Event Networking Apps Go Head-to-Head

ChillWith.me Launches Group Planning App with a Clever Business Model

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It wasn’t all that long ago that GroupMe dominated its competition at SXSW and “won” the group messaging wars. The startup is now safely tucked inside of Skype, inside of Microsoft, spinning up curated events for groups under its new GroupMe Experiences product and partnerships with Amex. Since claiming...
ChillWith.me Launches Group Planning App with a Clever Business Model

Sergey Brin tests Google Glass on NYC subway

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Co-founder of search giant spotted while wearing glasses that show small screen at edge of vision which provides dataYou don't expect to find one of the world's richest men riding the New York subway looking a little like a hobo. But last week, Sergey Brin, the co-founder with Larry Page...
Sergey Brin tests Google Glass on NYC subway
Minneapolis police pushing for more license plate data privacy
Swarmly Debuts Its 'Waze For People' On iOS -- Know Where Is Hot Or Not, Right Now
Privacy bill would ban police from getting email and location data without a warrant

★ On the Timing of Apple's Map Switch

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Let’s assume the timeframes being reported about Apple and Google’s maps license are accurate. The various reports coming out yesterday and today are in general agreement in this regard, and my own sources (who in this case are, as they say, directly familiar with the matter) back this up: Google...
★ On the Timing of Apple's Map Switch

Some Thoughts on Location Based Services Like Gowalla and FourSquare

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I was recently on a panel at the South by South West interactive conference (SXSW) where we discussed multiple applications of the real-time Web and the things that might prevent us from seeing its true potential. I’ve found it interesting that the key take away from the panel is...
Some Thoughts on Location Based Services Like Gowalla and FourSquare
More data on holiday shopping, with a mobile twist

Bluetooth spec gets GPS data sharing through GNSS

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has cleared a proposal to more explicitly add location awareness to the standard. Bluetooth 2.0 and up devices will have the option of using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) profile, which will let a GPS-aware device share its location data with other Bluetooth hardware....
Bluetooth spec gets GPS data sharing through GNSS

How much better is GPS over Wi-Fi positioning? Yelp knows

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When you have millions of location data points, figuring out how much more accurate GPS is compared to Wi-Fi is a snap. Luckily, Yelp just happens to have that type of data, captured through users of its app who check-in at various business locations. Earlier this week, the company scoured the...
How much better is GPS over Wi-Fi positioning? Yelp knows

Meet Waytag, the startup that wants to make your location data simpler

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Waytag, one of The Next Web conference Start Up Rally participants wants to make the answer to “where are you?” much simpler to describe. Instead of having to deal with complicated GPS coordinates, going through the fiddly process of writing out an address on a smartphone or checking in publicly...
Meet Waytag, the startup that wants to make your location data simpler

aisle411 buys indoor geo-location firm WiLocate's technology assets, IP

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Mobile retail navigation service provider aisle411 today announced that it has acquired the indoor positioning technology assets and certain patents pending of geo-location company WiLocate. The move is meant to expand aisle411′s existing in-store search and navigation offerings. Aisle411 already offers an indoor map and search solution, covering more than...
aisle411 buys indoor geo-location firm WiLocate's technology assets, IP
Verizon Wireless to begin using mobile usage data for new targeted ad service
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