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FairSearch Files European Commission Complaint on Google’s ‘Anti-Competitive’ Mobile Strategy

April 9, 2013By

FairSearch.org has filed a complaint with the European Commission laying out what it sees as Google’s anti-competitive strategy to dominate the mobile marketplace and cement its control over consumer Internet data for online advertising as usage shifts to mobile. The complaint says Google uses deceptive conduct to lockout competition in mobile. Google’s Android is the dominant smartphone operating system, running... read more

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CrowdOptic, LBMA Research Focus-Aware Mobility for Events

April 8, 2013By

CrowdOptic, a maker of crowd-powered mobile applications for live events, and the Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA) have joined forces to develop and promote new focus-aware mobile technology for fans at live events. Part of LBMA’s mandate is to foster research, innovation and pilot projects that push the boundaries of place-based marketing. Through this initiative, LBMA has partnered with several... read more

Micro GPS / GPRS / SMS Module for Personal Tracking

April 1, 2013By

The TraceME micro by KCS BV is a small GPS / GPRS tracker that fits inside a key chain. It is targeted for personal use and any application that need a minimum size while maintaining the exact same options and server connection full-size units have. KCS TraceME GPS / GPRS modules enable remote tracking of objects such as cars, trucks,... read more

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AtlasCT to Release Voice-Guided Navigation for Firefox OS

March 25, 2013By

AtlasCT has announced an April release date for the first, full featured, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation solution for the Firefox OS. The software program will be released under the brand name of “EverNav for Firefox.” This announcement follows Mozilla’s launch of the Firefox OS during the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona in February. EverNav was initially released on September 2012 as... read more

Apple Buys Indoor Location Company WiFiSLAM

March 25, 2013By

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has acquired indoor-location company WiFiSLAM. Apple reportedly paid about $20 million for the Silicon Valley-based company. Apple has confirmed the purchase to MacRumors, but offered no details on its plans for the acquisition. Analysts say this is a sign that the war over indoor mobile location services is heating up. Apple’s acquisition... read more

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Trimble Launches New Mobile Apps, Website for Sportsmen

March 21, 2013By
TrimbleOutdoors

Trimble has launched a new mobile mapping product for hunters and anglers. The launch includes two smartphone apps (Trimble GPS Hunt and Trimble GPS Fish), one tablet app (Trimble GPS Maps), and a new Website — GPSHuntFish.com. The offerings combine the latest in mobile GPS technology and Trimble’s exclusive outdoor maps to help sportsmen plan trips, navigate in remote areas,... read more

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TIMEX Expands GPS Portfolio with IRONMAN Run Trainer 2.0

March 18, 2013By
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Timex has introduced the Timex IRONMAN Run Trainer 2.0, a next-generation GPS-enabled watch that tracks pace, distance, heart rate, and elapsed time. This upgraded device is a smaller, more refined version of the brand’s signature Timex IRONMAN Run Trainer 1.0 GPS watch and is equipped with a reversible, high-resolution display and advanced interval training capabilities. The introduction of the Timex... read more

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Plotter Wins Top Award at SXSW Interactive

March 14, 2013By

Plotter, a social network for maps, won the top award for the social technologies category March 12 at the annual South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. The company won one of six categories at the festival’s fifth annual SXSW Accelerator program, which has previously recognized companies such as Twitter and Foursquare. Unlike Google Maps and Apple’s default maps... read more

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