A panel at SXSWi offers the debate: make the likes of Loopt, Brightkite, and Whrrl interoperable to ensure a level playing field, or let the industry just shake itself out.
Loopt's location-aware deals service is expanding to make the process of finding and traversing to a nearby deal a more exploratory experience.
Researchers say they have developed a routing algorithm that can help big Internet companies reduce their energy bills by millions of dollars.
With the strategic partnership, the Redmond company plans to improve the contextual awareness of Bing and Windows Phone.
The new generation of Facebook ads allows marketers to tailor their pitches based on your Facebook profile, interests, location, friends, and Web activities.
NFC has been slow to catch on in Australia; gradually, however, the technology is making its way in — but awareness is even slower. What is it? What can it do? And how will we be using it in the future?
With additions like a location-based Find My Friends apps, Apple's jumping in where loads of others are gaining traction or trying hard.
Artist tracks progress of bottle he set afloat in Pacific last April as part of awareness effort about precariousness oceans. Whoever finds it near Philippines could earn $250 bounty.
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.
No new hardware, but lots of apps and services make news on a day that underscored the evolutionary, not the revolutionary at Apple.