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How cutting edge geolocation can change everything

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.

By Mar. 11, 2012


Researchers probe Google's geolocation database

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.

By Jul. 27, 2011


Facebook granted geolocation patent

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.

By Oct. 6, 2010


eBay acquires geolocation service Where

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.

By Apr. 20, 2011


Where is geolocation at Facebook's F8?

Attendees at developer confab were handed "Facebook Presence" tokens, which hook up RFID tag to Facebook account. Will we see more or this?

By Apr. 21, 2010


Apple to join the geolocation craze?

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.

By Mar. 18, 2010


In geolocation wars, SXSWi is mere skirmish

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.

By Mar. 10, 2010


SXSWi: Let the geolocation games begin

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.

By Mar. 10, 2010


Air Force worried geolocation services help enemy

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.

By Nov. 17, 2010


Vail Resorts unveils ski slope geolocation system

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.

By Aug. 30, 2010