All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘location services’

Apple Buys Yet Another Navigation Company

It appears that Apple has made yet another acquisition in the location services area, snapping up a small GPS startup called Coherent Navigation. The purchase, first reported early Sunday, has been confirmed by Apple. “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans,” the company said in an email to …

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All New Foursquare Arrives With New Look, Better Recommendations

Foursquare has been teasing the “All New 4sq” for over a week, and today iOS and Android users can grab the upgrade. Apparently, Blackberry users will have to wait just a bit longer. Everything is prettier, including a snazzy new Explore. To help you better share your adventures with your friends, we increased the number of check-ins they can see. …

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U.S. Army Warns Soldiers About Geotagging

Location tagging poses plenty of problems for civilians. Let’s say you told your boss that you were sick, but instead had plans to catch a Yankees game. In that case, you probably don’t want your next post popping up on Facebook “from Yankee Stadium.” While unwanted geotagging through services like Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, and more is definitely an annoyance to …

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How To Delete Your Gowalla Account

We recently told you about Facebook acquiring the location-based provider Gowalla. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money learned that the company had been purchased Facebook for an undisclosed sum. With that in mind, if you don’t want Facebook to have to opportunity of getting your personal data… you might want to delete your Gowalla account. Here’s how to …

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Gowalla Acquired By Facebook

Facebook has acquired location-based provider Gowalla, according to a report. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money says Facebook has purchased the company for an undislosed amount. The Gowalla team, including founder Josh Williams, will move from their Austin, Texas headquarters to Facebook’s in Palo Alto, California. It’s rumored the team will be working on Facebook’s timeline feature, which …

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