Posts tagged as: Location

Apple Takes Over Locationary

Apple has purchased a small company called Locationary. Locationary maintains a database, called Saturn, of business names, locations, and details. The information is crowd-sourced, which means it is kept up-to-date, and can be used to verify the accuracy of mapping data. Apple did not disclose a purchase price for the company, nor what it plans […]

Verizon to Put Location Warning Stickers on Phones

Verizon in a response to Massachusetts Congressman Ed Markey’s call for answers on phone location data said it would start putting a sticker on every phone warning that they tracked location. The removable screen notice would tell users that it could track the real world location and “associate this location data with other customer information.” […]

Where 2.0 Talk Clarifies History Saving Issue in iOS 4

iPhones and 3G iPads are regularly saving position data to a hidden file, say two presenters at today’s part of the 2011 Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, California. The file, consolidated.db, is reported to have a “long list” of stored locations and time stamps, and moreover carry it over between backups and device migrations. […]

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: ┬áSystem and method of improving sample of WLAN packet information to improve Doppler frequency of a WLAN positioning device. App#:11/950,178: ┬áLocation-based services that choose location algorithms based on number of detected access points within range of […]

Brightkite Ships Native Apps for Nokia and Palm

Brightkite today announced the availability of two new phone applications that reinforce the company’s commitment to provide the best user experience for all phone users, regardless of their phone or geographical location. Developed by Brightkite, the new Nokia application runs on all Symbian S60 5th Edition phones, including the Nokia N97 and the Nokia 5800 […]

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