Sunday Op-Ed: Reality Check-In

One of the hottest topics across the tech media and blogosphere (besides iPad and Facebook updates) continues to be social location based services. It was a big theme at Twitter's seminal Chirp event, Foursquare's escalating valuation, and continued speculation over…

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Facebook: The Sleeping Giant of LBS

Location-based services continue to roll out left and right. TechCrunch won't stop saying this year's South By Southwest conference will be all about location (except for this contrarian piece by Paul Carr). We mostly agree. But with all the start-ups…

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Location Awareness Popping Up Everywhere

We've written a bit in the past about how location awareness in mobile devices like the iPhone is beginning to inspire online product development. This has been behind Mozilla's Geode platform, which lets developers create location-based services based on the…

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10,000 iPhone Apps and Counting

148apps.com reports that there have been more than 10,000 iPhone apps released to date. The site tracks application releases and also has some interesting breakdowns of where applications fall into different categories and price points. About a quarter of total…

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Yahoo Fire Eagle Takes Flight

Yahoo Brickhouse division-head Tom Coates officially launched the Fire Eagle platform today to a packed room of San Francisco journalists, analysts and bloggers (and Yahoo cofounder David Filo). The platform, in beta since March, is based on managing users' location…

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Skyhook Fixes on a New Location

Skyhook Wireless announced a series of partnerships that bring location awareness to online applications. These include Krillion, Yahoo! Fire Eagle and CitySquares, to name a few. They'll each use the location awareness of PCs and laptops (via Wi-Fi signal) for…

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