Q&A At South by Southwest, Geoloqi CEO Amber Case spoke to CNET about the state of the art in geolocation, augmented reality, and heads-up displays.
Google curbed access to its massive database of Wi-Fi locations after a CNET article appeared, but that hasn't stopped security analysts from trying to figure out how it works.
The claims covered in the patent, awarded yesterday, are so broad that they may present implications for other geolocation-enabled services like Foursquare, Google Latitude, and Twitter.
The start-up, which makes location-based mobile apps and operates a network of local ads and deals, will join eBay's PaylPal division but continue to operate separately.
Attendees at developer confab were handed "Facebook Presence" tokens, which hook up RFID tag to Facebook account. Will we see more or this?
A patent filed for a social-networking service called iGroups would allow iPhone and other mobile-device users to stay in touch and share location updates.
The rivalry between Gowalla and Foursquare might seem to define the nascent geolocation market. Hold your horses: Let's see what Facebook is cooking up.
The competition will be particularly fierce at the annual digital-culture bash between Foursquare and Gowalla, rival social-media services that want to own the location-based networking market.
An AP report suggests that the Air Force is concerned troops using mobile services like Foursquare and Facebook Places to share their locations may put U.S. forces at risk.
As apps like Foursquare and Facebook Places permeate the mainstream, one ski resort operator is hoping that it can use similar tech to its advantage.