Posts tagged as: Location Based Services

Pew Study Shows Rapid Use of Location Apps

Over a quarter of the US uses some kind of online location service, Pew discovered Tuesday. About 28 percent have used Google Maps or a similar location service at least on the web. With smartphone owners, that number more than doubles to 58 percent, researchers said. Only a slice of these have ever used a […]

Google Buys Zetawire to Boost Its Efforts in NFC Payments

Google has bought Zetawire to improve its support for near-field communications (NFC) in Android phones like the Nexus S. The Toronto based company is not very old but had a US patent for an end-to-end way to pay for goods in person with a mobile device like a smartphone. Google had closed the deal in […]

Google Maps Pushes Map 2.0 Features

Despite the strong growth of portable navigation, Internet mapping sites remain very popular for trip planning, local search and written directions. The current global number of 300 million unique visitors is expected to grow at an annual rate of 15% in the coming years. In the US, MapQuest and Google are engaged in a fierce […]

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