Zartico secures $20M to help tourism offices promote local destinations

Despite representing 10% of the world’s GDP, the tourism industry has been one of the last to embrace big data and analytics. Darren Dunn and Jay Kinghorn experienced this firsthand — Dunn as

China’s GPS competitor is now fully launched

For decades, the United States has had a monopoly on positioning, navigation and timing technology with its Global Positioning System (GPS), a constellation of satellites operated by the military that

NextNav raises $120M to deploy its indoor positioning tech to find people in skyscrapers

NextNav LLC has raised $120 million in equity and debt to commercially deploy an indoor positioning system that can pinpoint a device’s location — including which floor it’s on — witho

Get popcorn for iOS 13’s privacy pop-ups of creepy Facebook data grabs

Privacy-minded changes to smartphone operating systems which foreground the background activity of third party apps are helping to spotlight more of the surveillance infrastructure deployed by adtech

Why carriers keep your data longer

Your wireless carrier knows where you are as you read this on your phone — otherwise, it couldn’t connect your phone in the first place. But your wireless carrier also has a memory. It knows where

Harry Potter, the Platform, and the Future of Niantic

What is Niantic? If they recognize the name, most people would rightly tell you it’s a company that makes mobile games, like Pokémon GO, or Ingress, or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. But no one a

Gatwick Airport now has 2,000 beacons for indoor navigation

Complex indoor environments such as airports and shopping malls can be a nightmare to find your way around. And while Google is eyeing smartphones with 3D sensors as one potential fix for places GPS w

Google has an indoor positioning tech in the works, called VPS

Google has announced it's working on a service to offer detailed indoor location positioning using its Tango 3D sensing computer vision tech.

Location Is Everything, As Mobile Ad Startup xAd Raises $50M Led By IVP

xAd, a mobile ad startup that specialises in serving media specific to a user’s location, is today announcing $50 million in funding — significant not only for the size of the round, but

Google Maps Has Forsaken Us

Once upon a time, in the days of yore -- meaning, in hyper-fast-forward Silicon Valley, five years ago -- there were things you could count on, evident truths on which you could rely, cornerstones on

Tibco Buys Maporama Solutions To Add Geolocation To Its Big Data Analytics

On the heels of <a href="">Apple buying WifiSLAM for $20 million</a> to improve its indoor geolocation capabilities

Google Launches Update To Maps API, Which Is Used By 800K Sites, With A Focus On Android Apps

Geolocation is very important for consumers these days, it's a technology that can be used in almost any application you can think of. Whether you want to shop, do volunteer work or meet new people, h

Google Launches New Maps APIs For Location Tracking And GPS-Free Geolocation

Google today <a target="_blank" href="">launched</a> two new APIs for Google Maps that are specifically geared toward trac

Factual Place Rank Wants To Make Location Data More Relevant

<a target="_blank" href="">Factual</a> is a company that provides open data sets for developers, most notably its location data sets and APIs. The company just announced that it

Following Twitter Suspension, WeKnowYourHouse Returns, Continues To Post Twitter Users’ Addresses, Home Photos

Wait, I've seen this one before, back when <a href="">it was called Please Rob Me and based on Foursquare</a>

Recce, A Rich, Interactive Map That’s Also A Gaming Platform, Launches With $4M From NEA

While we wait for the <a target="_blank" href="">full-throttle effect</a> of Apple Maps in iOS6, a new app <a target="_blank" href="

With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Location-Based Stories

With the rise of social networks, people are now sharing more information about themselves online than ever before. Sharing is happening at an unprecedented volume, with some calling it ... <a href="h

Geolocation’s Potential Heats Up With Geoloqi’s Battery-Saving Tech

<a href="">Geoloqi</a>, a name you may know because of the <a href="">mobile app</a> that once provided automatic Foursquare check-ins and geofenced reminder

So Now Facebook Has Check-Ins — What About Twitter?

<img class="alignright size-full wp-image-210634" title="1" src="" alt="" />At an event on Wednesday, Facebook unveiled Places, their new location

Domino's pursues type-A, control freak demographic

Want to know what in the hell’s taking the pizza guy so long? Order from Domino’s from now on. You can use the new Pizza Tracker feature to keep an eye on your pizza’s location, accu