Almost a year after buying location data provider Simple Geo, app messaging platform Urban Airship is now putting its acquisition to work with a new Location Messaging Service that lets developers incorporate current and historical location data to better target in-app push notifications.
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Two startups hoping to be at the center of a shift in development priorities to mobile are joining forces. Urban Airship, which provides not…
Among those debating the value of Groupon as it filed for its hotly-awaited initial public offering were two startup entrepreneurs — 37signals partner David Heinemeier Hansson, who argued it is doomed to fail, and SimpleGeo founder Joe Stump, who looked on the bright side.
Foursquare released its new version 3.0 application. It is an application that moves beyond check-in, and many ways foretells the future of geo-local services. It might be time for location-aware apps to make an appearance and in the very near future start offering “suggestions.”
Just ten years ago, deploying applications involved assembling the entire food chain down to the physical hardware. The process was lengthy, expensive, and complex. Product choices existed, but infrastructure deployment was a requirement. Today, one can use services consumed as applications. I call them infrastructure apps.
SimpleGeo, the impeccably timed geo-location infrastructure startup, has raised a $8.14 million Series A. And at only a year old, it’s remarkable how quickly SimpleGeo has been able to capitalize on the excitement around geo-location technology and be recognized as a thought leader in the space.
In my first week back on the web beat at GigaOM, one of the topics I wanted to focus on was location. Let’s just say that hasn’t exactly been a difficult task. Coming at us from Boulder, San Francisco and London, here are today’s top three geo-tagging developments:
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