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HUD Google Glasses are real and they are coming soon

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We detailled the first information out of the Google [x] Glasses project in December. They are in late prototype stages of wearable glasses that look similar to thick-rimmed glasses that “normal people” wear.  However, these provide a display with a heads up computer interface.  There are a few buttons...
HUD Google Glasses are real and they are coming soon

Foursquare Is Now Irrelevant, Thanks To Facebook's 'Nearby' Update

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Facebook just home-brewed its own Foursquare - and the giant social network isn't stopping there. Places, Facebook's first "Foursquare-killer", got nixed last year. Now the company is back in the mobile check-in sphere and it's way better prepared.  With an update to a quaint little tab called "Nearby" on Monday, Facebook's expanding...
Foursquare Is Now Irrelevant, Thanks To Facebook's 'Nearby' Update

Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 rolls out to Symbian devices, breaks free from beta chains

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Symbian users haven't seen any shortage of love come their way in 2012. Just look to the 808 PureView for proof of that platform's staying power. Now, Nokia's doling out even more good news, dropping the beta tag from its Maps Suite 2.0 and officially rolling out that software...
Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 rolls out to Symbian devices, breaks free from beta chains

Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year

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As previously rumored, Apple is replacing the default Google Maps service within its iOS operating system with its own mapping solution, according to the Wall Street Journal. Later this year, Apple is planning to oust Google Maps as the preloaded, default maps app from the iPhone and iPad and release...
Apple Replacing Google Maps On iOS With Its Own Solution Later This Year
The Three Most Important Trends For Mobile Developers In 2012
With $8M From Founders Fund, Goldman Sachs; Urban Compass Wants To Build A Hyper-Local, Human-Powered Database

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

Facebook Camera app gets renamed Camera•, punctuation shortcuts get relearned

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Following the news that Apple and Facebook are cosying up together, the social network has decided to tweak its own iOS camera app to avoid any mix-ups. Unfortunately, it involves the inclusion of an awkward bullet point. The update, which re-labels the app, also increases the chances of upload...
Facebook Camera app gets renamed Camera•, punctuation shortcuts get relearned

Outstanding Technology brings visible light communication to phones and tablets via dongle and LEDs

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Data transmission via visible light is no longer a technological novelty, but it has yet to make its way into consumer's hands. Japanese firm Outstanding Technology is aiming to change that with its Commulight location system, which relies on a pair of receivers to get smartphones and tablets downloading...
Outstanding Technology brings visible light communication to phones and tablets via dongle and LEDs

Better Than Getting Rich Quick: Startup Geoloqi Gets A Deal For The Long Haul

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Geoloqi was a smart little startup from Portland, Ore., that made software for telling a smartphone where in the world it is. All kinds of investors wanted a piece of the action, but Geoloqi said no, no, no. Its founders wanted to find a fit, not an "exit," a...
Better Than Getting Rich Quick: Startup Geoloqi Gets A Deal For The Long Haul

Forecast Takes The Hassle Out Of Ambient Check-Ins Without Draining Your Battery

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There are a number of different schools of thought about how useful Foursquare-like check-ins really are. Forecast, especially, is taking a very different approach from most of Foursquare’s competitors by emphasizing where you are going to be later in the day over just checking in at a location when you...
Forecast Takes The Hassle Out Of Ambient Check-Ins Without Draining Your Battery

Want more party photos? Say hello to Flock, another photo-aggregating app

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There are perhaps few questions more annoying at the end of a party than, “Will you email me those photos afterward?” The folks from the popular startup Bump hope to fix this post-event photo-sharing problem (if you think it’s a problem) with their new app Flock, launching Thursday in the...
Want more party photos? Say hello to Flock, another photo-aggregating app

Inside Google X's Project Glass, Part I

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Google's Project Glass product lead Steve Lee walks us through his experience with the development of the company's sci-fi-inspired eyewear--from his team's "hundreds of variations and dozens of early prototypes" to his vision of the future. "Something like this has never been created before," says Steve Lee (pictured, left), one of...
Inside Google X's Project Glass, Part I
Change Is Good: HTC Axes HTCSense.com Cloud Service, But Its Successor Could Be Huge
SoLoMo Update: Mobile-Only Social Networks To Reach 1B Users By 2014, 800M Users Of Foursquare + Other Location Services This Year

Skyhook Introduces In-Flight Location Services, Promises Better Battery Life For Background Apps

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Skyhook, the company that once powered Apple’s iOS location services and that pioneered WiFi positioning in 2003, today announced the latest version of its developer kit for Android. There are two major new features here that should bring some interesting new capabilities to Android apps in the near future. Most...
Skyhook Introduces In-Flight Location Services, Promises Better Battery Life For Background Apps

HTML5 Features Can Drive Up Mobile Websites’ Usage By Up To 28%

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If your mobile site still mostly consists of static pages, maybe it’s time for an upgrade. According to new data from Usablenet, adding just a few interactive elements could increase your users’ engagement with your site significantly. Usablenet, which describes itself as a “technology platform for mobile and multichannel customer...
HTML5 Features Can Drive Up Mobile Websites’ Usage By Up To 28%

The Doodle 4 Google State Winners—and time to vote for the National!

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Today we’re excited to announce the 50 State Winners the 2012 U.S. Doodle 4 Google competition. We received a record-breaking 114,000 submissions from all corners of the country—from North Pole, Alaska, to Suwanee, Ga. Young artists doodled their way from the prehistoric to the futuristic and everywhere in between with...
The Doodle 4 Google State Winners—and time to vote for the National!

Yahoo Needs A Visionary, Not Another Product Person: Analysts React To Marissa Mayer Leaving Google

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Google top executive Marissa Mayer has surprised the tech industry by jumping ship to become chief executive of Yahoo. Mayer started as a computer programmer for Google and rose to become a star in product development. Her background has left some analysts wondering whether she is the right person to...
Yahoo Needs A Visionary, Not Another Product Person: Analysts React To Marissa Mayer Leaving Google

Yahoo appoints former Google exec Marissa Mayer as CEO

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As a top executive and employee number 20 at Google, there wasn't necessarily a tremendous opportunity for growth at the Mountain View search giant. That may explain Marissa Mayer's recent decision to jump ship in favor of joining Yahoo as the company's chief executive -- a role the former...
Yahoo appoints former Google exec Marissa Mayer as CEO
iOS 6 causing big battery drain for iPhone 4 and 4S users
Google's Glass Companion App For Android And Web-Based Setup Wizard Are Now Live
Nokia Maps now offers voice directions via the web for iOS and Android

The Rise of Mobile Cloud Services: BaaS Startups Grow Up

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"Backend as a Service" (BaaS) companies provide easily integrated cloud-based backends for mobile app developers. Though not as well known as Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS), the BaaS ecosystem has quickly evolved from a niche vertical into an...
The Rise of Mobile Cloud Services: BaaS Startups Grow Up
The Market Adjustment That Killed Verizon's App Store

TomTom's new cross-platform location services mean easy developer access to powerful maps and tools

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Today, TomTom is launching a new Location Based Services platform and a Developer Portal that is designed to give app developers easy access to its mapping content and the tools to use it properly. Access to great mapping data and the tools to display that data is an incredibly powerful...
TomTom's new cross-platform location services mean easy developer access to powerful maps and tools

Here Is How To Turn Off Facebook's Creepy New Find Friends Nearby Feature

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Word broke this morning that Facebook's new Find Friends Nearby feature allows you to find people who are in your generally vicinity. Facebook did not make a way to specifically turn this feature off. Instead you have to stop the entire app from accessing your location. If this new feature...
Here Is How To Turn Off Facebook's Creepy New Find Friends Nearby Feature

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

HERE: the next generation of location services

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TweetMapping and location-based services are integral to Nokia’s future and a key way that we stand out from the crowd. Nokia’s commitment to building the leading location offering is demonstrated every day around the world in its rich set of location-based apps like Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, Nokia Maps,...
HERE: the next generation of location services

Facebook’s Camera app gets a new name: Camera•. Yes, “•”

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When Facebook launched its Camera app, many of us noticed that when it was displayed on your home screen, it simply said “Camera.” How could Apple let them get away with that, as its the same name as their own built-in app? Looks like that changed today in a pretty...
Facebook’s Camera app gets a new name: Camera•. Yes, “•”
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