location based services

  • Nokia Steps Up Its Mapping-Quest, Buys Earthmine For 3D Street Level Imaging

    Nokia Steps Up Its Mapping-Quest, Buys Earthmine For 3D Street Level Imaging

    Nokia today is taking some big steps to upgrade its Maps division, starting with a big rebrand as Here. To beef up the service, today Nokia also announced that it has acquired earthmine, a specialist in 3D street-level imaging, based out of Berkeley. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More

  • Recce 3D Interactive Mapping Tech Gets Its Game On: Go Deliver iOS App Is GPS-Powered Real-World Scavenger Hunt Meets Groupon

    Recce 3D Interactive Mapping Tech Gets Its Game On: Go Deliver iOS App Is GPS-Powered Real-World Scavenger Hunt Meets Groupon

    eeGeo the startup behind Recce — a rich, interactive searchable 3D mapping platform which aggregates data feeds from other services to create an animated bird’s eye view of a city and what is going on in it — has launched its first game using the same technology: a GPS-based iOS app called Go Deliver – London, in partnership with games studio Midoki. Read More

  • All The Location Apps You Have To Use At The SXSW Royal Rumble

    All The Location Apps You Have To Use At The SXSW Royal Rumble

    It’s turning into a battle of apps at SXSW – the sheer number of location-based networking apps hoping to emerge from the conference as this year’s breakout hit is nearly overwhelming. What’s worse, the apps are often so similar in nature, it’s hard to discern the advantages of one over another. Is the app for business networking or making new friends? Does it… Read More

  • Evertale, A Social Network For The Less Proactive, Gets Seed Funding From Mangrove

    Evertale, A Social Network For The Less Proactive, Gets Seed Funding From Mangrove

    If you like the idea of charting your life in a diary, and possibly sharing that detail with others, but lack the motivation to do all that logging yourself, then this might just be the social network for you. Evertale, a service that automatically logs your activities through your mobile device, has picked up a round of seed funding from Mangrove Capital — early backers of Skype… Read More

  • Q&A with Gowalla Co-founder/CEO Josh Williams – Pt 2

    Part two of my SXSWi 2010 conversation with Josh Williams, CEO and co-founder of Gowalla. The intent of this second round of questions was to delve a bit deeper into the company’s  monetization strategy as well as their strategy for competing with Facebook as they will undoubtedly enter the location space soon enough. Read More

  • GPS receivers to be embedded into SIM cards

    So apparently GPS chips are getting really, really small. Small enough to fit onto tiny SIM cards, as telephony electronics company Sagem has teamed up with GPS experts BlueSky Positioning on technology that “incorporates a GPS receiver and a proprietary antenna into the SIM card, enabling mobile operators to deploy applications with no need for software or hardware changes,”… Read More

  • More fodder for your privacy invasion arguments

    GigaOM has a list called 5 Ways Your Gadgets Will Betray Your Privacy, which should reinforce the idea that you can pretty much be followed unless you move off the grid. And if you’ve already moved off the grid, you’re not reading this since CrunchGear is a member of the evil network of interconnected computer machines. The five things include; a box that goes inside malls to… Read More