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Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Banking On Digital Wallets

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In a move that enhances its mobile management toolkit, push notification service Urban Airship has acquired Tello, a Palo Alto-based company that helps businesses and app-makers create passes for Apple's Passbook. The move comes on the heels of Urban Airship's purchase last year of mobile location service SimpleGeo. Urban Airship's...
Urban Airship Acquires Tello, Banking On Digital Wallets
Here’s What Could Kill Facebook

HTC: we're upgrading our HTCSense cloud - by deleting all your data

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Users advised to download copy of data before it is deleted after 30 April, in move made without any warning to registered usersHTC is shutting down its free HTCSense.com cloud service in order to "renovate" it – a move which may be the first time a company has destroyed a...
HTC: we're upgrading our HTCSense cloud - by deleting all your data

The “All New Foursquare” is coming on Thursday

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As we mentioned this weekend, location service foursquare has been preparing an “all new version” with a vague launch time of this week. There’s no more vague about it, the company has just shared that it will launch this new version on Thursday: Where’s the party at? See who’s nearby...
The “All New Foursquare” is coming on Thursday

The end of online privacy?

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Phone apps help themselves to our contacts, Google tracks our web history, and supermarkets monitor our buying habits. Can anything stop the great data grab?If you use a smartphone and download apps, as half the UK population does now, you've probably used an app which pops up a dialog box...
The end of online privacy?

Facebook Becomes Location Backbone That Lets Apps Import Checkins From Each Other

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Facebook has confirmed with me that its new location APIs let any third-party app import and display the checkins and location-tagged posts published to Facebook by other apps. This turns Facebook into a location backbone that can power serendipitous meetups and other geo-functionality no matter which apps you and your...
Facebook Becomes Location Backbone That Lets Apps Import Checkins From Each Other
Building Smarter Apps
Twitter praised for protecting user data as Apple and Yahoo falter in privacy report

Now Apple Is Turning To Foursquare For Help Fixing Its Maps (AAPL)

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Last week, Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue broadcast his location via Foursquare and Twitter, twice. He might as well have been broadcasting Apple's plans for fixing its troubled mapping service. Apple is in talks with Foursquare to use the mobile location service's data about local businesses in the maps app...
Now Apple Is Turning To Foursquare For Help Fixing Its Maps (AAPL)

Nokia to Launch Free Maps App with Offline Mode and Transit Directions for iOS

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Nokia today announced an expansion of its mapping services, launching a new "HERE" brand for the products and announcing that it will be introducing a new iOS mapping app in the coming weeks."People want great maps, and with HERE we can bring together Nokia's location offering to deliver people a...
Nokia to Launch Free Maps App with Offline Mode and Transit Directions for iOS

Apple Should Still Buy Foursquare - Now More Than Ever

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Back in August, I wrote that Apple should buy Foursquare. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Now that Apple's Maps app is out and missing so much detail on local places and businesses, it sounds even better. The Apple Maps app is nice. It's fast, friendly and...
Apple Should Still Buy Foursquare - Now More Than Ever

Nokia launches new multi-device, web-based location cloud service: It's Here

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Nokia's about to elaborate on the next stage of its cartographic future and it's going to involve a new cloud-based service. Vaguely titled, Here, it'll tap into Nokia's map expertise and even better, work across multiple devices and operating systems -- CEO Stephen Elop, attending the event in San...
Nokia launches new multi-device, web-based location cloud service: It's Here
Josh Williams On Why Facebook Acquired His Startup Gowalla To Put A "Nearby" Lens On All Its Geo-Data

Nokia to release free "Here" maps app for iOS with voice-guided navigation, public transport directions, and offline

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While a native Google Maps iOS app is yet to hit the App Store, Nokia said today it plans to release a new free maps for iOS under the “Here” brand in the coming weeks. “Here” is a cross platform effort for mapping applications the company described as “the first location...
Nokia to release free "Here" maps app for iOS with voice-guided navigation, public transport directions, and offline

Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo

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Sina, the creator of China’s top microblogging platform, has announced a new partnership with market-leading navigation company AutoNavi to integrate location-based services into its Weibo service. The companies said the deal will allow Sina Weibo users to login to AMAP, AutoNavi’s mobile map application, and have direct access to the...
Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo

Locaid bolsters location service with IP address data

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Locaid, which provides location-as a service through partnerships with top carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprintand T-Mobile is expanding the way it can identify a user’s device. Now, instead of just working through a carrier network to extract location data, Locaid is introducing the ability to use IP location to...
Locaid bolsters location service with IP address data

Glympse adds its in-car location sharing service to BMW and MINI vehicles

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Mobile technology service Glympse has partnered with automobile manufacturers BMW and MINI, both part of the BMW Group, to help provide in-car location sharing. As a result, within their vehicle, drivers will be able to communicate with their social media and real-life contacts to inform them of their arrival status....
Glympse adds its in-car location sharing service to BMW and MINI vehicles

Placed Expands Its Location Analytics Tools To Include Mobile Websites

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Location analytics startup Placed plans to expand its customer base beyond native app developers today by launching support for mobile websites. Placed is supposed to help mobile publishers understand the location context of their users — specifically kinds of businesses they’re near. If you’ve ever tried to use a consumer...
Placed Expands Its Location Analytics Tools To Include Mobile Websites

Foursquare for Android updated for more social check-ins, shares club-hopping with the world

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There's a good reason Foursquare has an Overshare badge. Still, that hasn't stopped the location service from rolling out an update to Android users that simplifies broadcasting your position to the world. The Android check-in screen now matches that of the iOS app with a more streamlined appearance that...
Foursquare for Android updated for more social check-ins, shares club-hopping with the world

Foursquare promises 'a lot of love' for UK brands and users

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Omid Ashtari admits that the social location service needs to do more to win Brits round to social locationFoursquare is courting retailers, businesses and media companies in the UK in an effort to make its social location app more popular among British smartphone owners.Business development executive Omid Ashtari, who is...
Foursquare promises 'a lot of love' for UK brands and users
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Crittercism raises $12m for its crash report service for mobile apps, tightens its links to Google

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Crittercism, the crash report service for mobile apps, has a pulled in a $12 million Series B funding round led by Google Ventures, with participation from Shasta Ventures and Opus Capital. All three are existing investors in the company, and the round furthers its association with Google. The company was...
Crittercism raises $12m for its crash report service for mobile apps, tightens its links to Google

Open Graph apps can now publish multiple photos and use third-party location data

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Facebook now lets developers attach multiple photos to Open Graph actions and use their own location data for Open Graph actions and objects, according to a post on the company’s developer blog. Previously developers could only include one photo along with Open Graph stories, and apps had to use Facebook...
Open Graph apps can now publish multiple photos and use third-party location data

Nokia enters the mapping wars with Here, its cross-platform location service

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Nokia plans an ambitious expansion of its mapping and location-based services platform beyond its own smartphones to competing devices running OSes other than Windows Phone 8, it said Tuesday. The move is being backed with the acquisition by Nokia of Earthmine, a California-based provider of street-level 3D imaging data,...
Nokia enters the mapping wars with Here, its cross-platform location service

Geoloqi helps location-based services take flight

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For all the talk of check-ins, geofences and the mythical Starbucks coupon pushed out to passing pedestrians, consumers have been slow to take up location-based services. One of the problems is that adding real-time location-awareness has been a hard task for many developers and pulling it off elegantly, with respect...
Geoloqi helps location-based services take flight

Nokia Launches 'Here' Mapping Service

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Nokia is adding three-dimensional technology to its mapping software and launching a new location service....
Nokia Launches 'Here' Mapping Service

Apple acquires mapping apps startup WiFiSlam

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Apple has acquired mapping startup WiFiSlam, which is developing an indoor location service for smartphones, Apple said Monday....
Apple acquires mapping apps startup WiFiSlam

Nokia debuts Here, cross-platform location service

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Nokia plans an ambitious expansion of its mapping and location-based services platform beyond its own smartphones to competing devices running OSes other than Windows Phone 8, it said Tuesday....
Nokia debuts Here, cross-platform location service

Google’s new Latitude Leaderboards suggest gamified check-ins are coming to Google+

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Google’s recent update to Google Maps for Android hit the Market with a small changelog of bug fixes and improvements to battery performance, but the search giant also appears to have added a new gaming element to its Latitude location service. The new update sees Latitude Leaderboards quietly launch within the...
Google’s new Latitude Leaderboards suggest gamified check-ins are coming to Google+
Apple buys indoor-GPS startup WifiSlam for $20M
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