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

Life360 Acquires Two-Month-Old HelloWorld

Today, location-sharing startup Hello World is announcing that it has been acquired by Life360 for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset busi

Michael Halbherr Steps Down As CEO Of Here, Nokia’s Location And Mapping Division

Yet more changes for Nokia, the Finnish wireless behemoth that was split apart earlier this year when Microsoft acquired its devices and services business for $7.2 billion. Michael Halbherr, an eight-

Apple Asserts Its Commitment To Privacy In Response To Report By China’s CCTV

Apple has published a statement via its Chinese website as a follow-up to a report on the state-run CCTV last week that claimed its devices could present a state security risk according to researchers

Hands On With Facebook Nearby Friends [Video]: No More Checkins

Facebook Nearby Friends is based around broadcasting how far you are from friends, not your exact coordinates, and that's why it could succeed where other location apps have failed. But while we might

Facebook ‘Nearby Friends’ Will Track Your Location History To Target You With Ads

Facebook says it’s not using its new Nearby Friends feature to target ads yet, but after I asked why it’s tracking “Location History” it admitted it will eventually use the dat

Location Pinpointing Startup what3words Adds $1M More To Its Seed To Flog More Map Labels

Location-pinpointing startup, what3words, which is on a missing to reinvent the postcode has topped up its seed round with a further $1 million.

Why Do People Keep Giving Foursquare Money?

Foursquare just raised a bunch of money, again. This time it’s a Series D round of $35M, back in April of this year it was $41M in debt financing. The company seems to keep being able to convince pe

NSA Reportedly Tracking Cell Phone Location Data

According to leaked documents from whistleblower and Russian residency enthusiast, Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency is tracking people’s whereabouts en masse. By collecting the locat

what3words Raises $500K Seed For Its Location-Pinpointing Push To Reinvent Postcodes

London-based U.K. startup what3words has closed a $500,000 seed round of financing from a group of angel investors, including Shutl's Guy Westlake. The startup launched an ambitious bid to reinvent ZI

Location-Sharing App Glympse, Now With 10M Users, Adds Chinese, German, Japanese And Spanish To Its iOS, Android Apps

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.glympse.com/">Glympse</a> -- an app that lets users chart their location on a map and then their journeys from point A to B with others -- is today announcing the l

Placed Debuts Placed Attribution, A Way To Check If Your Mobile Ads Actually Drive Foot Traffic

Location-based analytics provider Placed today unveiled its latest product, Placed Attribution. Inspired by Placed Insights and feedback that came out of the launch of that comScore-style Analytics pl

Location Analytics Company Placed Tops 100M Places Measured Daily, From 100K Opt-In Location Sharers

Location-based analytics pioneering startup Placed is seeing good progress with its opt-in location surveying program, which it helped to boost with the introduction of an affiliate program back in Ma

Life360, The Family Locator With More Users Than Foursquare, Raises A $10 Million Series B

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.life360.com/">Life360</a>, the mobile family locator utility whose recent claim to fame was <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/26/life360-a-family-network

Location-Pinpointing Startup what3words Sells 10,000+ OneWord Map-Pins In First Week

London-based U.K. startup what3words has set itself the ambitious task of reinventing postcodes/ZIP codes. Instead of a tricky-to-remember string of letters and/or numbers, it's created three-word seq

Location Tracking App Glympse Links With Evernote To Let Users Archive Their Trails

<a target="_blank" href="http://glympse.com/get_glympse">Glympse</a>, the navigation tracking app that has made inroads into location-based services by inking deals with the likes of Ford, Mercedes Be

Twitter Said To Be Preparing Location-Based Ads For Clicks And Bricks

Twitter is reportedly working on geolocated promoted tweets to help retailers target specifically consumers within spitting distance of their stores, according to AdAge. The location-based ads might b

Blackboard Co-Founder Michael Chasen Raises $12.75M Series A For SocialRadar, A New Take On Location-Based People Discovery Apps

If you thought the "ambient location" <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/06/all-the-location-apps-you-have-to-use-at-the-sxsw-royal-rumble/">craze</a> has passed, prepare to be surprised. A
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