location services

Sikur touts a new secure Android phone for enterprise, gov’t comms

It’s been many years since the BlackBerry was the corporate phone du jour. Touchscreen phones and the “bring your own device” trend put an end to all that. But the concept of dedicat

What does the new era of location intelligence hold for businesses?

Throughout the COVID-19 recovery era, location data is set to be a core ingredient for driving business intelligence and building sustainable consumer loyalty.

Family app Life360 announces $2.1M investment round from celebs and influencers

Family communication and tracking app Life360 has announced a new investment round that will see the company bringing on board a number of “celeb” investors and influencers who, combined,

Venmo adds a check-cashing feature, waives fees for stimulus checks

Venmo this morning announced it will begin to offer a new check-cashing service, “Cash a Check,” in the Venmo mobile app. The feature, which is being rolled out to select users starting to

Apple reportedly working on satellite technology for direct wireless iPhone data transmission

Apple is said to be working on satellite technology, having hired a number of aerospace engineers to form a team along with satellite and antenna designers, according to a new report from Bloomberg. T

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

Apple is now the privacy-as-a-service company

Apple shared plenty of news today at its WWDC 2019 annual developer conference, but a few of the announcements early on are potentially its biggest in terms of what they signal about the company and i

Questions about Apple’s new Maps, answered

Earlier today we revealed that Apple was re-building maps from the ground up. These are some questions from readers that came up when we went live. You can ask more questions here and I’ll try t

Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some gli

Here and Naver Labs ink robotics deal to map indoor spaces

Your trip through the airport or train station may soon become a little more crowded — not with people, but with robots, busily scanning and plotting the space so that one day, even more of thei

Foursquare revamps its developer site as API usage soars

It’s no secret that developers are the key to Foursquare’s continued success, and as part of supporting that mission the company just launched a revamped developer site, its first major re

From Static To Suggestive: Nokia’s Earthmine-Powered Vision For The Future Of Maps

Nokia is preparing to rev up its engines in the location space and drive towards the future of maps. The company whose name is still synonymous with mobile phones in certain parts of the world will ha

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

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