The Zubie Connected Car Service keeps good track of the family car and can help people be better drivers, but the lack of fuel economy information is a big miss.
The small startup blends data from multiple sources to ensure that information on local businesses, such as location, hours, and services, is always up-to-date.
Urban Airship, which powers many notification platforms for apps, wants to make mobile messaging more accurate.
Have you noticed promoted tweets creeping into your timeline? The micro-blogging service now offers a way for advertisers to target promoted tweets based on location.
New research from Pew shows that geo-based services for directions, recommendations, and even checking into locations is growing significantly among U.S. mobile users.
Foursquare lets you win virtual mayorships, but what about winning people's hearts? Singlesquare builds a location-based dating service on top of Foursquare's check-in tech.
At the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, location-based deals company Roximity won the Ford contest to integrate an app with Sync.
Even if you're totally lost, your Android device likely knows where you are. It can do a lot more for you than just show you the way home, though. Get the most out of Android's location-based apps and services.
Facebook Places and other services that let you post your current location may share info with third parties who can track you in the real world.
Want access to tons of deal Web sites in the palm of your hand, with very minimal effort on your part? Clipless is a deal app that is worth trying for these reasons and more.