Kevin Dennehy

About Kevin Dennehy

rss feed Email

Kevin Dennehy is GPS World’s editor for location-based services, writing a monthly column for the LBS Insider newsletter. Dennehy has been writing about the location industry for more than 20 years. He covered GPS and location technology for Global Positioning & Navigation News for seven years. His articles on the wireless industry have been published in both consumer and trade magazines and newspapers

Posts by Kevin Dennehy

Mid-Year Report on Location Market: Privacy, Google, and AT&T Posted on 25 Jun 2014 in the Indoor Positioning & UAV/UAS/UGV & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

Half the year is over. It’s gone. Now it’s time to figure out where the location industry is going for the remainder of the year. One analyst (actually, several) believe... Read more»

Association Says Indoor Location Technology Not Ready Posted on 29 May 2014 in the All Blogs & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

Not everyone is talking up the accuracy of indoor positioning. Arlington, Virginia-based Telecommunications Industry Association says the technology, which is seen as the one way location-based services providers will be able to capture consumer interest, is not ready. In other LBS news, AT&T has come out with data pricing for its connected vehicle initiatives. Read more»

Facebook Rolls out LBS Friend Finder Posted on 24 Apr 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

While Facebook has made big news buying companies for billions of dollars, it hasn’t been making many location-based services headlines. The recent announcement that it is rolling out a friend finder is interesting news, not only for social applications, but the potential indoor positioning markets. The news is also interesting because as many as half of Facebook users access the social media network through mobile devices. Read more»

Facebook Offers Nearby Friends Feature Posted on 17 Apr 2014 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & LBS/Wireless News & Personal Tracking & Social Networking & Advertising categories.

Facebook has started rolling out a feature called Nearby Friends. Users can turn on the feature to help them discover which friends are nearby or on the go. When notified... Read more»

Location-Based Advertising Getting Higher Visibility Posted on 25 Mar 2014 in the All Blogs & Indoor Positioning & Newsletter Editorials & Personal Navigation & Personal Tracking & Social Networking & Advertising & Wireless Infrastructure & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

When one talks about the worldwide location industry, mobile resource management — fleets and trucks, for instance — aren’t sexy at all, but they make money. What is supposed to... Read more»

Mobile World Congress Features Connected Cars, Indoor Positioning Posted on 27 Feb 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona has turned into a mini Consumer Electronics Show. The term “Internet of Things” is the new hot buzz word this year. The show had an estimated 75,000 attendees spread across two sites and eight football-field-sized exhibit halls. While the connected car continued to have high visibility, other technology such as location-enabled advertising and indoor positioning received buzz. Read more»

Record Number of Automakers at International CES Posted on 22 Jan 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

It’s a daunting task — trying to find the big location story in a maze of 150,000 attendees and thousands of exhibitors at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Aside from every automaker touting their connected vehicle efforts, the big deal this year at CES is wearable technology (last year it was 3D printing? Yawn). Despite sore feet from walking football-field lengths of booths, CES is still a cool show, blaring stereos, walls of TV screens, robots…and connected cars. Read more»

2013: A Positive Year for Location Industry Posted on 26 Dec 2013 in the Featured Stories & Newsletter Editorials & Social Networking & Advertising & Wireless LBS Insider categories.

2013 was an up-and-down roller coaster of a year for the location industry…and 2014 appears to be more of the same. What was the big story? Google buying Waze? While it is easy to predict what will happen, the harder thing to do is to predict when it will happen. With that in mind, LBS Insider reached out to industry veterans to discuss the big buzz in 2013 in the industry — and what the future holds, next year and beyond. Read more»