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Reminder: Leap Second This Weekend

June 29, 2012 - By

Likely none of us needs a reminder as the upcoming leap second has been all over the news outlets for the past few days. But just to provide the details again, read this article. Presumably, all GPS receiver manufacturers have checked to make sure their receivers will handle the leap second properly. However, at least one late-model high-end receiver from a leading manufacturer is currently reporting incorrect advance leap second information in its data files. read more

LightSquared and Another FCC Issue You Should Be Aware of

June 29, 2012 - By

Although the LightSquared issue seems to have waned, it's like a virus in that it's really difficult to erradicate it completely. However, Harbinger Capital Partners (LightSquared's primary financial backer) and LightSquared are facing tougher problems than they have since they've started this adventure, not only from their technical foes but now from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). read more

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Reminder: Leap Second This Weekend

June 29, 2012 - By

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. Likely none of us needs a reminder as the upcoming leap second has been all over the news outlets for the past few days. But just to provide the details again, read this article. Presumably, all GPS receiver manufacturers have checked to make sure their receivers will handle the leap second properly. However, at least... read more

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CoreLogic Maps 63,000 Completed Foreclosures in May

June 29, 2012 - By

CoreLogic released its National Foreclosure Report for May, which provides monthly data on completed foreclosures and the overall foreclosure inventory. According to the report, there were 63,000 completed foreclosures in the U.S. in May 2012 compared to 77,000 in May 2011 and 62,000* in April 2012. read more

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LightSquared’s Philip Falcone and Harbinger Charged with Securities Fraud

June 29, 2012 - By

The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed fraud charges against New York-based hedge fund adviser Philip A. Falcone and his advisory firm, Harbinger Capital Partners LLC for illicit conduct that included misappropriation of client assets, market manipulation, and betraying clients. read more

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Google Releases 3D Imagery on Google Earth for Android

June 28, 2012 - By

Google announced, via their Lat Lon Blog, 3D imagery on their latest version of Google Earth for Android. read more

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Google Maps for Android Now Works Offline

June 28, 2012 - By

Google announced on their Lat Lon Blog that Google Maps for Android now works when it's disconnected from the internet. Users can select and save a region of a map from more than 150 countries for use offline. read more

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The Patent Brouhaha

June 28, 2012 - By

Two British technologists backed by the U.K. Ministry of Defense have filed patents on the future interoperable GPS and Galileo signal designs that severely disrupt modernization plans for both systems and suddenly, unexpectedly place receiver manufacturers in a highly uncertain and unfavorable situation. Some of the patents have been granted in the U.K. and in Europe, and applications are pending in U.S. patent court, with a ruling expected at any time. read more

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