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Wed, August 28, 2013 - A team of scientists off the coast of Cape Cod has been catching, then tagging great white sharks with wireless transmitters to learn more about their behavior -- and where they go.
Wed, August 28, 2013 - This location-based mobile service lets marketers send messages to smartphone users when they enter a defined geographic area, such as a shopping mall.
Fri, August 16, 2013 - People live and die by their smartphones, but placing phone calls is not the primary function of a 'smartphone.'
Wed, July 31, 2013 - There's a fine line between tracking the behaviors of customers in your brick-and-mortar store and spying on them. The technology discussed here uses data from customers' smartphones in conjunction with opt-in apps to offer patrons deals and show retailers what's happening in their stores.
Tue, July 30, 2013 - Researchers in the U.S. have managed to spoof GPS (Global Positioning System) signals to send a yacht hundreds of meters off course, while fooling the crew into thinking the yacht was remaining perfectly on course.
Wed, July 10, 2013 - Nokia updates Here Drive+ to allow turn-by-turn navigation for all Windows Phones, but installation issues prompt a hiatus.
Mon, July 08, 2013 - Garmin today announced a portable head-up display device for smartphone navigation apps that costs $129.99 and can be used in any car.
Wed, June 12, 2013 - Same-day package delivery is on the minds of transport managers around the world who say their customers are demanding faster pick-ups and drop-offs.
Mon, June 03, 2013 - Maine is one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation with a law that would require police to obtain a court-issued search warrant in order to obtain a person's cell-phone location data.
Thu, April 11, 2013 - The year's biggest solar flare affected some radios on Thursday, NASA said
Tue, January 15, 2013 - A resident of North Las Vegas, Nev., says owners of lost cell phones have repeatedly shown up at his house incorrectly demanding phones that they tracked via software to his location.
Tue, November 20, 2012 - Geoloqi, a scrappy software development startup in Portland, Oregon, claims to be re-inventing the way companies build location-aware applications. Here's the story behind the company and geolocation technology.
Wed, October 03, 2012 - Individuals have no reasonable expectation of privacy in historical cell phone location data collected by phone companies, a federal prosecutor said in oral arguments Monday before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Mon, October 01, 2012 - Today, enterprise app developers can tap into a host of location-based apps, mobile location based services and hyper-local-marketing tools to deliver highly relevant features and content based on where employees or potential customers are. But how do they know which type of location is best for their specific needs?