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What did new Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer accomplish at Google?

RT @louisgray Cinchcast: Talking with Krynsky of Lifestreamblog.com about lifestreaming, aggregation location services: http://bit.ly/dD6Kcj

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RT @louisgray Cinchcast: Talking with Krynsky of Lifestreamblog.com about lifestreaming, aggregation location services: http://bit.ly/dD6Kcj

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, “•”
Did Path Screw Up and Steal Your Data Again?

Download the Official D11 App, Which Is Almost As Good As Being There (Right?)

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As those of you on the wait-list already know, D11 is sold out — and has been for some time. But whether you’re joining us in Rancho Palos Verdes for the conference or not, you can still follow along with all the action here on AllThingsD.com. As in previous years,...
Download the Official D11 App, Which Is Almost As Good As Being There (Right?)

By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

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If you thought GPS in your phone was only useful for finding the closest Starbucks, think again. A growing number of North American and European households are using GPS and cellular location services to keep track of their family members. Berg Insight forecasts that the number of active users of...
By 2016, 70M families will keep tabs on each other with GPS

Google Latitude Announces API Plans at SXSW. Oh, And Buzz will “Absolutely Not” Kill Latitude.

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Yesterday at SXSWi we had a chance to listen in to a panel entitled “The Life Graph” with panels from Google, Twitter and Loopt among others. During the panel, Steve Lee, Group Product Manager at Google, announced that Google is preparing to release a simple API for Latitude “within a...
Google Latitude Announces API Plans at SXSW. Oh, And Buzz will “Absolutely Not” Kill Latitude.

At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

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Google I/O has not officially started, but the developers' show is already seeing some action. Two warring factions, the Resistance and the Enlightenment, are vying for control of various "portals" at key landmarks throughout San Francisco, which are leaking dangerous amounts of radioactive energy, to determine the fate of...
At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

Mobile marketplace Grabio aims to be a better Craigslist

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With Craigslist seemingly ignoring mobile entirely, the race is on for someone to offer the first great mobile marketplace. One contender is Grabio, which initially started out as a consumer to consumer marketplace, but is now seeking out local businesses to flesh out its ecosystem. Chicago-based Grabio launched version...
Mobile marketplace Grabio aims to be a better Craigslist

On day of FTC settlement, Path confirms photo geotagging privacy issue and says fix has been sent to Apple

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A new privacy flaw discovered in Path allows the embedded EXIF tag location information from photos in the iOS Camera Roll to geotag your posts even when you’ve explicitly disabled Location Services for the app. After we notified Path of the discovery, the company says it has patched its app...
On day of FTC settlement, Path confirms photo geotagging privacy issue and says fix has been sent to Apple

Report: Location-based mobile services have huge untapped potential worldwide

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There is a massive demand for location-based mobile services worldwide, according to the findings of a new TNS report, which found that the services are the most sought after by mobile users across the globe ‘Mobile Life‘, the firm’s latest report, concludes that almost two-thirds of mobile users that don’t...
Report: Location-based mobile services have huge untapped potential worldwide

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

Apple says it will require explicit user permission for apps to access Address Book data

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After the recent mess around apps like Path that were accessing users’ Address Book data without explicit consent, it has spoken up. It will now require any iOS app that wishes access to contact data to be granted it specifically by a user action, reports All Things D. Apps that...
Apple says it will require explicit user permission for apps to access Address Book data

Apple Does the Right Thing: “Any App Wishing to Access Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Approval”

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Apple has finally weighed in on the ongoing discussion about the recent discovery that numerous iOS apps (including Path, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) upload their users' iOS address books to their servers. In a statement to AllThingsD, Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr said that the company is "working to make this...
Apple Does the Right Thing: “Any App Wishing to Access Contact Data Will Require Explicit User Approval”

SpotRank Is Skyhook’s Intelligent Location Firehose. SimpleGeo Is The First To Wield.

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In terms of location data, few get more than Skyhook Wireless. The positioning technology is in use in tens of millions of devices around the globe, including, notably, on every iPhone. And now the company has a simple way for third-parties to tap into that data in a useful way....
SpotRank Is Skyhook’s Intelligent Location Firehose. SimpleGeo Is The First To Wield.

Nokia: Map Apps Can't Be Built Overnight. Just Look at Apple's.

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Apple’s iOS 6 Maps publicity nightmare is a dream come true for Nokia. As Apple was buffeted by complaints about the various failings of the homegrown mapping app that replaced Google Maps in iOS 6, its Finnish rival published a timely blog post touting its own location and mapping platforms,...
Nokia: Map Apps Can't Be Built Overnight. Just Look at Apple's.

Marissa Mayer - formerly the secret iPhone user at the top of Google?

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Playing detective with the new Yahoo chief's Twitter feed points to her being an iPhone user despite coming from the House of Android. Might that hold any clues for what she might do next?File under intriguing: Marissa Mayer may have had one of the most powerful positions at Google, the...
Marissa Mayer - formerly the secret iPhone user at the top of Google?

Announcing The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit

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Today ReadWriteWeb is announcing our second event, the ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit 2010. It will take place May 7, 2010, in Mountain View, California. The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit will be an exploration of the latest Mobile development trends, both the technology and the emerging business applications. Registration is now open, at...
Announcing The ReadWriteWeb Mobile Summit
Trimble acquires Spime to grow its GPS business

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

With Graph Search, Facebook Needs to Go Beyond the "Like"

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Facebook unveiled its “Graph Search” product on Tuesday morning, a personalized search engine built for users looking to surface content inside the social network. Problem: One of Facebook’s main ways of serving up relevant content is based on the “Like” button. Think of the stuff in your news feed —...
With Graph Search, Facebook Needs to Go Beyond the "Like"

iPhone address book issue prompts response Apple, access to contact data will require user permission

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A week ago today, developer Arun Thampi detailed on his blog how the Path app for iOS accessed users' contact information and uploaded that data to Path's servers -- all without any explicit permission granted on the user's part. That sparked quite the firestorm, including investigations into which other...
iPhone address book issue prompts response Apple, access to contact data will require user permission

[Audio] @LouisGray and I Talk about location services on EdgeTheory - http://bit.ly/axgsJb

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[Audio] @LouisGray and I Talk about location services on EdgeTheory - http://bit.ly/axgsJb

10 Things to Try in Google Chrome 5 Beta

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If you're using the stable version of Google Chrome, the latest beta release (Google Chrome 5.0.375.29 for Windows, Mac and Linux) will be a pleasant surprise. Here are 10 things you should try after installing Chrome 5 beta:1. Google Chrome remembers zoom settings for each domain. Go to http://www.nytimes.com, zoom...
10 Things to Try in Google Chrome 5 Beta

Apple Wins Patents for Camera & NFC Alternative Technologies

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of thirty-two newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In our final granted patent report of the day we focus on Apple's new NFC Alternative technology, a patent on location services and several camera related patents. And of course, we...
Apple Wins Patents for Camera & NFC Alternative Technologies

iPod touch as a phone sounds great, unless you need 911

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Last month, FreedomPop began taking pre-orders for a $99 sleeve that turns an iPod touch into a voice-enabled 4G handset. The device uses Clearwire’s WiMAX 4G network for connectivity and is combined with a VoIP software client so that the iPod essentially becomes a modern day smartphone. That sounds great...
iPod touch as a phone sounds great, unless you need 911

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

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
Nokia Maps now offers voice directions via the web for iOS and Android

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%
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