Some may consider this the ultimate in convenience while others eye it suspiciously as the ultimate in privacy invasion, but either way Cisco Systems and Facebook are expanding their initiative that enables people to log into public Wi-Fi networks using their Facebook credentials.
In a terse announcement, Wi-Fi services provider Ruckus Wireless disclosed that it acquired privately held indoor-positioning company YFind Technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Apple forked over a reported $20 million to acquire WifiSLAM, a two-year-old startup whose mobile apps use Wi-Fi signals to locate smartphones inside of buildings.
Next week in Las Vegas tens of thousands of technology and mobile executives, professionals and enthusiasts will gather for the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. As in recent years, the wireless industry will have a significant presence at the show, but from what I'm hearing from analysts and insiders there may be less of a bang at this show than in years past.
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.
Consumers are becoming more comfortable with mobile wallets. According to Mobile Audience Insights Report from JiWire, a location-based mobile advertising company that surveys consumers who access
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,
The growing popularity of smartphones has helped push the use of phone-based location services. However, most such offerings provide only outdoor maps. For a variety of reasons--including technical
FierceDeveloper's latest Developer Workshop profiles PapayaMobile, an Android-focused mobile social network noted for its casual gaming and virtual currency initiatives. The company is jumping on the
New research from Berg Insight claims that mobile LBS revenues were €220 million in 2009, but will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 per cent to reach €420 million in 2015.