Heartbreaking tragedy shines light on efficacy of Snap Map’s web debut

Last Wednesday, on Valentine’s Day, a teenager opened fire in a Florida high school, killing 17. Now, the United States is no stranger to...

Tinder says it will introduce ‘really sexy’ location-based features this year

Match Group, the parent company of popular dating app Tinder, is swiping right all the way to the bank. In an earnings call this...

Factual will now count number of store visits triggered by ads

Location big data company Factual has packed more power into its ad-targeting suite Geopulse to give marketers a wider range of real-world insights and...

TomTom redefines ‘lifetime’ map support, makes several devices obsolete

Your trusty old TomTom sat-nav device may be at the risk of becoming obsolete and not being able to renew any maps or services....

Strava heat map exposes secret military locations, sparks security fears

In June 2014, Strava, which offers cycling and running tracking apps for multiple fitness platforms, claimed to be tracking over 1 million activities per...

HERE eyes the great indoors, acquires Micello

Mapping company HERE, which has been concentrating on developing HD maps for self-driving cars and connected vehicles ever since it was acquired by Audi,...

Garmin is bringing Alexa-powered GPS navigation to your car

Portable navigation device company Garmin has joined forces with Amazon to bring you an all-new driving companion cum digital assistant, Alexa. The interactive device,...

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...

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