Location

Uber to stop storing precise location pick-ups/drop-offs in driver logs

Uber is planning to tweak the historical pick-up and drop-off logs that drivers can see in order to slightly obscure the exact location, rather than planting an exact pin in it (as now). The idea is t

iOS 11’s blue bar will shame apps that overzealously access your location

Apple’s new mobile operating system iOS 11, which ships to the public in September, will give users a better understanding over how apps are using their location data. One notable change, which

Crunch Report | SpaceX Launching Secret Spaceplane

Facebook shares data with disaster relief groups, Coursera is valued at $800 million, SpaceX is launching a secret spaceplane and iOS 11 restricts location data. All this on Crunch Report.

Crunch Report | Symphony Messaging App Joins the Unicorn Club

It's Day 2 from Disrupt New York, Symphony joins the Unicorn Club, you can now sort Instagram stories by location and scientists 3D-printed ovaries and made mouse babies. All this on Crunch Report.

Google Maps will let you share your location with friends and family for a specific period of time

Google Maps has today announced a new feature to allow you to share your location with others. Now Google Maps will let you tell your friends where you are and give them directions to your location. I

Yext hires new president as it looks to IPO

Yext, the company that helps businesses make sure that their location data appears correctly in search results, is announcing that Jim Steele will be joining the company full-time as president and chi

Uber explains why it looks like its app is still tracking your location, long after drop-off

Uber responded today to reports that its app continues to check users’ locations even when they hadn’t used the ride-hailing service for days or weeks. The company explained that the iss

Google’s new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location in emergencies

With Trusted Contacts, Google is launching a new personal safety app for Android today that allows others to ping you for your location when they think you may have been in an accident or in danger.

Alibaba backs PlaceIQ, a provider of location tools and data

PlaceIQ has a new, big-name investor — Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. The companies aren’t disclosing the size of the deal; they’ll only say that it’s a strategic, minority inve

Addressing platform what3words closes $8.5M Series B led by logistics firm Aramex

London-based addressing platform startup, what3words, which has created a universal postcode/zip code alternative aimed at simplifying location sharing, has taken in new funding round led by logistics

Zenly proves that location sharing isn’t dead

Now that you are giving up on check-ins and sharing your location with your friends, a French startup is coming up with better technology and new use cases to make location cool again. <a target="_bla

Twitter integrates with Yelp for location tags in the UK and Japan, bypassing Foursquare

A year ago, Twitter ramped up its game in location services when it announced an integration with Foursquare to provide venue suggestions when you wanted to tag where you were tweeting. Interestingly,

Skyhook Wireless brings location services to wearables in a petite package

Skyhook Wireless has been working on location technology for longer than many of the biggest names in smartphones have been around. Today it launched a new SDK aimed at bringing location to wearables

Yext sees $88.8 million revenue, 48% growth for location data

New York-based Yext, which helps businesses manage their listings for store locations, is announcing $88.8 million in revenue for its fiscal 2016 year. The company says this is a 48 percent increase f

what3words Gets $3.5M Led by Intel Capital To Simplify Location Sharing

Location-pinpointing platform what3words has closed a $3.5 million Series A funding round led by Intel Capital. It brings the total raised by the U.K. startup, which was only founded back in July 2013

Mapbox Raises $52.6M Led By DFJ To Be The “Map Layer” For All Apps

With questions swirling over who may end up buying Nokia’s mapping division Here, a startup trying to disrupt it and other big boys like Google has raised some major funding. Mapbox, a developer

Mapbox Takes On Apple With An SDK To Put Maps Into iOS Apps

The impending sale of Nokia’s Here mapping division has put a sharp focus on the role that location and maps in particular are playing in the mobile world. And while we are seeing a number of b

Foursquare Targets Its B2B Pitch With Places And New Location Cloud

Foursquare -- the startup likely best known for popularising the "check-in" for users to share their locations with their social networks -- has more recently been trying to make a name for itself as

Facebook And Nokia Quietly Ink Deal For Here To Power Maps On Mobile, Instagram And Messenger

One of the companies in the frame as a potential buyer of Nokia's Here mapping division has quietly inked a deal with the Finnish company to power mobile maps. Facebook is now using Here maps for its

Location Technology Startup SocialRadar Buys Gridskippr, Rolls Out SDK

SocialRadar, the location-based social app created by former Blackboard co-founder and CEO Michael Chasen and backed by $12.8 million, is announcing the acquisition of Baltimore-based Gridskippr, a ta
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