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The major benefit and main point of Yelp is the ease of communication most yelpers experience -- the site is like word-of-mouth for the digital world, and with Yelp communities popping up in most American cities and other places around the globe, it gets easier to find hot places to go to and see what other people think.
Vergence Labs will ship its own potential competitor to Google Glass just in time for the holidays, at a price of $299.
2011 saw a massive spike in new users for location-based services.
It’s always fun when you can combine two topics you like and get class credit for it.
Earlier this week, the #PrivacySM team and I gave our presentation to the #NewhouseSM4 class.
The concept of geo-location is nothing new.
Geoloqi CEO Amber Case speaking during her keynote address today at SXSW. (Credit: CNET,James Martin)
In the early 1990s, Mehrdad Sarlak envisioned a dating service that matched likeminded singles based on their physical location. It was not until smartphones emerged with their geolocation capabilities that Sarlak's vision took shape. He founded CupidRadar.com as a way for singles to exchange messages with potential matches who are within their search parameters—both their physical location and their "search criteria." Sarlak opened up to me about how he thinks technology will shape the dating landscape, what type of "search criteria" is important to singles, and if he has ever used CupidRadar to meet women.
The 2012 Where Conference on location and mobile technology is now over, but it made an impression on all who were involved.
Location aware applications for mobile have become commonplace.
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Geolocation in general is the practice of determining the physical, real world location of a person, device or subject matter using digital information processed through the Internet or other electronic means of communication.
IDG News Service - Nearly 60 percent of smartphone users employ apps that access their location data despite having concerns about risks to their privacy and even personal safety, according to a survey conducted by ISACA, a nonprofit group that focuses on risk and security management.
Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance (“GPS”) Act While technology – like cell phones, smart phones, lap tops and navigation devices – continues to make it increasingly easy to track and log the location of nearly every American, federal laws have failed to keep pace, meaning there are no clear rules governing how law enforcement, commercial entities and private citizens can access, use and sell that data. With this in mind, a bipartisan coalition led by Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) , Rep.
Devices like smartphones and GPS receivers are enjoying unprecedented popularity in the consumer market.