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Geolocation

RIM updates Locate Service, GPS-free location queries now possible

July 19th, 2010

Today, RIM announced an update to its BlackBerry Locate Service that will allow developers to use GPS-free cellular triangulation to acquire location information in their apps. As RIM states: Users can be indoors with no GPS coverage, but your app will still be able to guide them to restaurants or points of interest (POI) around …

Samsung now partnering with Skyhook Wireless

July 2nd, 2010

Samsung and Skyhook Wireless confirmed Friday that the Korean handset manufacturer will incorporate Skyhook’s Core Location Platform into its mobile handset lineup. Not surprisingly, the first handset to get Skyhook’s impressive location service will be the Bada-powered Samsung Wave S8500. Samsung did not single out any additional handsets for Skyhook integration but presumably the Wave will be the …

Foursquare secures $20 million in series B funding, plans expansion

June 30th, 2010

Yesterday, social networking site foursquare announced that it had successfully secured an additional $20 million in series B venture capital funding from: Union Square Ventures, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz. Foursquare, explains exactly what the VC will be used for: With this new round of financing, our main priority will be to expand our …

Get Google Gears and now you can get Geolocation

August 24th, 2008

Google has launched its new Gears Geolocation API for mobile and desktop browsers. Websites using this API can provide targeted information based upon your current location. The API determines your location using GPS or cell phone triangulation for cell phones and the IP address for desktop browsers. If you are in the UK, you can …