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points of interest

Expect Labs Teams Up With Factual To Bring Better Location Data To Its Anticipatory Computing Engine

Dailyplaces: Location-Based Microblogging

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We are no longer restricted by the ball and chain of desktop computers and ethernet cables. We create content from wherever we please, making location an ever increasing part of that content, and applications like Dailyplaces are helping to bring time and place to the forefront of content creation. Dailyplaces...
Dailyplaces: Location-Based Microblogging

TomTom launches an iPhone app for its taxi service, still only available in the Netherlands

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Last year we reported that veteran navigation firm TomTom had begun testing a taxi service in the Netherlands. Until now the service has involved a ‘Taxi Butler’ device installed in locations like hotels that allows users to book journeys, but now the concept is expanding further via the launch of...
TomTom launches an iPhone app for its taxi service, still only available in the Netherlands

Going to Hong Kong? Handy $8.75 daily phone rental has unlimited voice, texting and 3G

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“What’s the best approach for using a phone overseas?” is a common question I get. There are a number of options — buy a local SIM or work with your carrier to get a loaner phone, for example — but Handy’s business model may be one of the more attractive...
Going to Hong Kong? Handy $8.75 daily phone rental has unlimited voice, texting and 3G

Amazon pitches a Maps API of its own to developers, putting the heat on Google

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Amazon today announced on its developer blog that its Maps API is now available in beta as part of its Mobile App SDK. Like the Google Maps API, it allows app developers to integrate mapping functionality into any app that runs on the all-new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD...
Amazon pitches a Maps API of its own to developers, putting the heat on Google

Twitter Launching “Points of Interest” to Tie Tweets to Places

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Earlier this year we predicted that Twitter would use geotagging to identify physical places via Twitter, and today Evan Williams announced at the Chirp conference that the company is doing just that with its new Points of Interest feature.The feature doesn’t appear to be live yet, but soon users...
Twitter Launching “Points of Interest” to Tie Tweets to Places
MIT researchers equip real-time mapping system with Kinect sensor

Triposo Raises $4.2 Million Toward Series A

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Triposo uses algorithms to make travel guides from open source travel content. Last month, the Netherlands-based startup topped up a seed round of funding from Taher Haveliwala, Lars Rasmussen, Chris Sacca and InterWest Partners with a small contribution from CrunchFund, bringing company’s total funding to $700,000. Now, according to an...
Triposo Raises $4.2 Million Toward Series A

THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Google Is Working On A 'Smart Watch' Of Its Own (GOOG, AAPL)

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Google is actively exploring the idea of making its own smart watch, a source briefed on the plans tells Business Insider. Specifically, it is looking at ways it might be able to market this device. This makes sense for a few reasons. For starters, Google recently secured a patent for a smart watch...
THE END OF SMARTPHONES: Google Is Working On A 'Smart Watch' Of Its Own (GOOG, AAPL)
Sky & Telescope creates accurate $99 Moon globe using images from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

TomTom confirms global map licensing agreement with Apple, stays quiet on details

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Apple’s new Maps service and app data has been confirmed to be provided by TomTom, after the company announced this morning that it is providing the “maps and related information” for its mapping platform within iOS 6. Engadget reported yesterday that Apple was utilising “data from TomTom, others,” demonstrating that...
TomTom confirms global map licensing agreement with Apple, stays quiet on details

Towards an Open Geolocation Database

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theodp writes "With the location land rush in full swing, TechCrunch's Erick Schonfeld declares it's time for an open database of places and calls on the Big Dogs of location — Twitter, Google, Foursquare, Gowalla, SimpleGeo, Loopt, Citysearch, et al. — to make it so. An open database that maps...
Towards an Open Geolocation Database

Skobbler brings its OpenStreetMap GPS navigation app to Android, with offline turn-by-turn directions

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The day after Google previewed an all-new Google Maps for iOS and Android (as well as a desktop incarnation), Skobbler has finally brought its popular iOS GPS navigation app to Android. Founded in 2008, Berlin-based Skobbler produces a number of map-based products for iOS, Android, Nook and Kindle Fire. The...
Skobbler brings its OpenStreetMap GPS navigation app to Android, with offline turn-by-turn directions

Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare

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By far, the biggest complaint I've heard about the new iPhone iOS6 operating system is the decision to replace Google Maps with a proprietary Apple map system. The complaints were loudly trumpeted on the front page of "The Wall Street Journal." They mostly revolve around the lack of detail on...
Now It Makes Even More Sense For Apple To Buy Foursquare

Apple seeds iOS 6.1 beta to developers

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Hot off releasing iOS 6.0.1 for iOS devices, Apple (AAPL) released iOS 6.1 beta to developers to begin testing. iOS 6.1 beta carries the 10B5095f build number and includes improvements to Apple’s “Map Kit Searches” that AppleInsider says let “developers search for map-based addresses and points of interest.” As AppleInsider...
Apple seeds iOS 6.1 beta to developers

With Spindle, Ex-Microsoft Engineers Rethink the Social Discovery App

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There’s a running dialogue that has bubbled up with the rise of Facebook and Twitter over the past decade: Googling the indexable, global Web isn’t the end-all for information anymore. The Social Web can serve us data just as pertinent, if not moreso. It’s a race for relevance, they say,...
With Spindle, Ex-Microsoft Engineers Rethink the Social Discovery App

Matt Harding: Around the world, one dance at a time with Google Maps

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Today is International Dance Day, a celebration of a universal art form that spans cultures and countries. But dancing isn’t just limited to holidays. Since 2003, Matt Harding has famously been dancing his way across the globe with people from all walks of life and sharing to millions on his...
Matt Harding: Around the world, one dance at a time with Google Maps
Google's location-based Field Trip serendipitous discovery app comes to iOS

CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap Surges On Wikipedia-Like User Passion

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Many people describe CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap project as “Wikipedia for maps,” and they aren’t far off. The project allows anyone to add and edit map data around the globe, and the project is now a viable open and free source of mapping data for third party developers. In some parts of...
CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap Surges On Wikipedia-Like User Passion
ClassicMap Is A New App That Will Let You Use Google Maps On Your iPhone Again (AAPL)

Panasonic launches the new Lumix DMC-ZS20 digital camera

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Panasonic has unveiled its latest digital camera will called the ZS20. Panasonic claims that this is the world slimmest digital camera that sports a 20 times optical zoom lens. The camera also has full HD video recording and integrated GPS. The lens is a 24 mm wide-angle unit allows you...
Panasonic launches the new Lumix DMC-ZS20 digital camera

Google Maps is now available for iPhone

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People around the world have been asking for Google Maps on iPhone. Starting today, we’re pleased to announce that Google Maps is here—rolling out across the world in the Apple App Store. It’s designed from the ground up to combine the comprehensiveness and accuracy of Google Maps with an interface...
Google Maps is now available for iPhone

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"

Sense Networks makes location-based advertising relevant

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While mobile advertising is still not the big money maker that online advertising is, the hope is that location-based targeting will make mobile ads more lucrative for publishers and more efficient for advertisers. But so far, many location-based ads aren’t that sophisticated, targeting users based on their general distance to...
Sense Networks makes location-based advertising relevant

Google patents view augmentation method and glasses, sees what you cannot

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Google continues to keep our friends down at the US Patents and Trademark Office busy with its latest filing, involving augmented reality and a pair of relatively staid (at least by these sketches) pair of glasses. The patent outlines a system where a view-finder could identify what we're gawking...
Google patents view augmentation method and glasses, sees what you cannot

Analysis about Twitter’s “Points of Interest” announcement

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Analysis about Twitter’s “Points of Interest” announcement

A little help from Google on your New Year's resolutions

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The new year has arrived, and with it all the resolutions that we hope to tackle in 2013. But resolutions can be hard to keep. And since eating better, taking control of personal finances, travelling more and learning something new regularly top the list of New Year’s resolutions, we've pulled...
A little help from Google on your New Year's resolutions

Google Maps Navigation for Android comes to Mexico

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For the past few months, Mexico has been sitting in limbo as far as Google's mapping services were concerned: you could see Mayan ruins in Street View, but you couldn't get directions to them from your phone. Google has redressed that balance now that Google Maps Navigation is reaching...
Google Maps Navigation for Android comes to Mexico

This Nokia Lumia 900 App Is A Traveler's Dream Come True (NOK, MSFT)

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Nokia has released its City Lens app for Windows Phone. The app is an augmented reality "browser," of sorts -- users start the app, move the phone around, and nearby points of interest appear highlighted on the screen over the real world. If something catches your eye, you can tap...
This Nokia Lumia 900 App Is A Traveler's Dream Come True (NOK, MSFT)

Top 10 Android Apps [Lifehacker Top 10]

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Android's been around for more than a year, and in that time developers have whipped up some great apps. Whether you're a new Android owner or a pro looking for new tools, these 10 great and free apps belong in your arsenal.Photo by lwallenstein. We're going to skip right over...
Top 10 Android Apps [Lifehacker Top 10]
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