Facebook will show ads based on stores you visited in person

If you had any doubt that there was a clear separation between your offline life and online activities, Facebook's latest announcement on offline conversions certainly...

Foursquare says its location data can predict Amazon, Walmart’s next acquisition

The battle of the biggest shopping haven in the United States is hotting up with both Amazon and Walmart on a buying spree of...
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The curious case of Accuweather and other apps selling our location data

Accuweather is making headlines, but not because thousands of people used it to find out the optimal viewing conditions for the Great American Eclipse...

Where Are People Most Fluent in Emoji and What is Their Native Language?

In the 1870s L. L. Zamenhof created Esperanto in attempt to connect the world through a universal language. Little did he know that if he...

Look back at your old check-ins with the new Foursquare Swarm

Our smartphones are practically flooded with social media apps these days, several of which we haven’t even opened in weeks. But if there’s one...

This startup is changing the way travel time search is done

Imagine you are looking for a flat to rent around your office. Usually, you would google for a property site, enter your zip code,...

Microsoft details challenges it’s facing with indoor navigation app Path Guide

In June 2017, Gatwick Airport, the second largest airport in the United Kingdom, passed the 45 million annual passengers mark. Soon, this number would...
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Location Based Services and Smart City Initiatives on a Global Scale

Location Based Services (LBS), when combined with data analytics and city demographics, has tremendous potential to tap into the pulse of the city and...

Must have Drone Apps for every Drone Pilot

The utility of Drones has evolved from scientific purpose to commercial purpose, augmenting its interference with commoners day by day. Drones are being used...
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Watch two cities face off in a massive GPS art challenge

Move over Mannequin. Take a hike single-finger selfie. There’s a new challenge in town and it is totally awesome! BuzzFeed & T-Mobile got two...

Location Based Services : Expected Trends and Technological Advancements

Location data is a vital part of the mobile experience and enables some of the most widely used mobile apps, which can be used...

Snapchat buys Placed to prove location advertising leads to sales

Snapchat’s parent company Snap has acquired location analytics firm Placed to show its advertisers how online advertising leads to offline store visits and purchases....

New emergency locator beacon takes ‘search’ out of ‘search and rescue’

For more than four decades now, airlines, ships and hikers have been using emergency locator beacons that were developed in the 1970s to transmit...

Google is testing indoor positioning technology through Tango devices

Google’s I/O developer’s conference always packs in a lot of punch and this year was no exception. The company made a host of announcements...

Now, you can build your own Indoor App with this Indoor Positioning Engine SDK

There are a ton of (outdoor) navigation apps that ensure that we never get lost while trying to reach our destination but there are...

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