Location based services

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AT&T blasts TruePosition's 911 testing as 'ill-considered' and 'half-baked'

An ongoing battle among Tier 1 wireless carriers and location technology vendors over ways to more accurately locate 911 callers has spilled into the public arena, with AT&T Mobility taking to its public policy blog to lambast a technology test from location vendor TruePosition as inaccurate and misleading.

Report: Mobile location platform revenues to reach €275M in 2018

The global market for location platforms is set to grow steadily in the next few years, mainly driven by the emerging indoor location segment, according to a new report from research firm Berg Insight. Annual revenues from location platforms are forecasted to grow from an estimated €190 million in 2012 to €275 million worldwide in 2018.

What will put the connected car market in the driver's seat?

The wireless industry is seemingly full ideas for the next "billion-dollar opportunity." Think of the Internet of Things, mobile wallets and payments, cloud computing and so forth. One of the most appealing has been the connected car. It's still a fairly hazy concept but I think it's a market that is bound to take off.  

Nokia's Here to compete with Google via Toyota mapping deal

Nokia joined Google Maps as the local search and navigation supplier to Toyota Europe. By early 2014 Toyota will integrate Nokia's vendor-neutral Here mapping platform into cars that the giant manufacturer delivers into Europe, Russia and the Middle East.

Report: Is TomTom being stalked by Apple?

Shares in TomTom have risen sharply after an analyst at Rabobank International said Apple could be preparing a takeover bid. The thinking is that Apple could bid for TomTom to quickly improve its maligned Apple Maps service.

Nokia Maps goes head-to-head against Android and iPhone

Nokia is taking the fight to Google and Apple with the launch a new mapping platform rebranded "Here," which it will make available to iPhone and Android users. The mapping and location platform is a cloud-based, platform-agnostic service that aggregates a variety of location-specific services for the user including maps, directions and local deals.

Report: Family locator services to reach 70M users in Europe, N. America by 2016

The number of active users of family locator services in Europe and North America is forecast to grow from 16 million in 2011 to reach 70 million in 2016, according to a new report from Berg Insight.

Services, not specs, will win the day in smartphones

BARCELONA, Spain--Trade shows like Mobile World Congress are often as notable for what is announced and displayed as they are for what is not mentioned. I think that's the case this year as far as

Are geolocation apps a novelty or the next big trend?

Despite the headlines that companies like Gowalla and foursquare grab, Forrester Research recently reported that only 5 percent of online U.S. adults used located-based apps, excluding navigation

Report: LBS firms must adopt new business models, and forget Europe

While the location-based services (LBS) platform market will grow 15 per cent by 2016, a new report from ABI Research said that the industry must adopt new business models, move up the value chain,