Urban Airship puts SimpleGeo to use with location-based messaging

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.

How connectivity is revolutionizing everything

Blazing fast networks, cheap silicon, always-on devices and a torrent of data will fundamentally change everything — how we consume media, how we work, and even who we are. We examined 10 areas that show how connectivity is profoundly changing the present and future of technology.

Groupon: Doomed to Fail or Worth a Leap? A Twitter Debate

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.

What the New Foursquare Says About Geo-Local’s Future

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.”

The New World of Infrastructure Apps

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.

Location Gold Rush: SimpleGeo Raises a Quick Series A

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.