Posts tagged as: Geo Location

AT&T to Use Phone Location Data to Help Stop Credit Card Fraud

AT&T today announced a trial that will see the company use customer location data to help credit card companies make better decisions about whether to decline or approve certain international transactions. The pilot, which kicks off this summer, follows a similar one being tested by MasterCard and Syniverse. Customers can choose to opt in to […]

Foursquare Updates iPhone App with Photo Support

Foursquare has posted an updated iPhone app ¬†taking it to version 2.2 that adds photo support. Members can now snap photos associated with a check-in either as a memoir or to help friends. Friends can also comment on photos attached to an area. There is now a history section on the Foursquare website lets users […]

Gowalla 3 – Now check into Foursquare and Facebook

Gowalla, the check-in service that competed with Foursquare, has opted out of direct competition with version 3.0 for iPhone (free, App Store). The app now let’s users, called Passport Holders, link to their Foursquare and Facebook accounts. The app also lets users view their friends’ check-ins from the three services. The user interface has been […]

Skyhook Awarded Four New Wi-Fi Location Patents

Skyhook today announced that the U.S. Patent Office recently allowed the following four patent applications: U.S. Patent No. 7,768,963: ¬†System and method of improving sample of WLAN packet information to improve Doppler frequency of a WLAN positioning device. App#:11/950,178: ¬†Location-based services that choose location algorithms based on number of detected access points within range of […]

Check-in with Where to Get Local Coupons and Discounts

When using WHERE to help discover local places, consumers will now receive coupons from local merchants when they check-in to a location. The coupons and discounts are available for restaurants, retail stores, spas, and other service providers. WHERE mobile users will now receive coupons from local merchants when they check-in, helping them save money at […]

Picasa 3.5 Now Out for Mac and Windows

Google has released an update to its Picasa, photo software. The new version 3.5 adds several new features, including facial recognition technology that is designed to automatically organize content based on the subjects in the photo. Picasa 3.5 allows users to add name tags to photos, to give the standalone software parity with the the […]

Brightkite Now Available in the BlackBerry App World Store

Brightkite, the Social Discovery Network, today announced the public availability of its first BlackBerry application, myKite, in the BlackBerry App World. The BlackBerry application is the company’s first third-party developed handset application. With more than a dozen applications built on the Brightkite open API, the BlackBerry app joins an active developer community that has seen […]

Another Friend Finder Joins the Mix, Mobya’s JoinMe

Mobya launches JoinMe, the company’s first app for the iPhone. JoinMe allows two people to localize each other very simply. You just have to send a request to a friend and you can see a graphic visualization of your distance apart and moving speed. JoinMe is an app intended to be useful and practical but […]

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