Kindle Fire owners wanting to include locations in their tweets can do so with the updated version of TweetCaster. Nearby tweets are available too, even though Amazon’s tablet doesn’t include a GPS radio. Instead the slate uses a Wi-Fi location solution from Boston-based Skyhook Wireless.
Mainstream mobile users have been slow to embrace location-based services. But location apps could really see a boost through the smart use of voice activated AI systems like Siri, which can help users more easily unlock the world around them.
Skyhook Wireless, the location-services company that has been embroiled in lawsuits with Google (NSDQ: GOOG) over patent infringement and re…
Skyhook Wireless, which provides enhanced location technology for mobile devices and services, has hit a few bumpy patches in its road to gr…
While the focus on handset location data has been focused largely on Apple recently, new internal Google memos that emerged yesterday illustrate why the search company is also very serious about collecting Wi-Fi data through its Android handsets.
Ted Morgan, CEO of Skyhook Wireless, said with all the attention on location data and privacy concerns, it’s important for mobile companies to come clean now, rather than face a backlash from users or worse, government intervention.
Skyhook Wireless, the company that determines location via surrounding Wi-Fi signals, has sued Google for patent infringement and for interfering with its business. The move is part of an effort to control location data as the mobile web becomes the platform for the next generation of technology.
Devicescape, a San Bruno, Calif.-based company that makes software that allows devices and smartphones to find and connect to WiFi networks is jumping into a hotly contested business: location-based WiFi-positioning service. The company is targeting device makers with its new offering, SoftGPS WiFi positioning service.
Samsung Electronics, world’s second largest mobile phone maker as a customer says it will use Skyhook Wireless’s geo-local services and build them into its smartphones starting with Samsung Wave. Skyhook now counts Apple, Dell, Motorola and Samsung as its device customers along with startups like Foursquare.
Skyhook Wireless today announced that Gowalla, the location-based social networking service, has added Skyhook’s Core Engine to its Android application for location results. Up until now, Gowalla officials have been disappointed with location-based apps on Android, but they say that’s changed.