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2008-09-10 09:00:11

DALLAS, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Location, location, location. AT&T Inc. announced today it has deployed assisted GPS technology (A-GPS) within its wireless network to enhance existing and planned location-based services (LBS) used with A-GPS capable devices. The company also announced it will launch two new navigation applications in the coming weeks, MapQuest Navigator and AAA Mobile navigator. The new applications add to the company's AT&T Navigator and AT&T...

2008-08-30 09:00:14

By The Associated Press Like millions of motorists, Eric Hanson used a GPS unit in his Chevrolet TrailBlazer to find his way around. He probably didn't expect that prosecutors would eventually use it too - to help convict him of killing four family members. Prosecutors in suburban Chicago analyzed data from the Garmin GPS device to pinpoint where Hanson had been on the morning after his parents were fatally shot and his sister and brother-in-law bludgeoned to death in 2005. He was...

2008-08-12 09:01:20

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a leading provider of mission-critical wireless communications, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued patent number 7,411,546 for "Other Cell Sites Used As Reference Point To Cull Satellite Ephemeris Information For Quick, Accurate Assisted Locating Satellite Location Determination." The patent describes a means for using a reference point -- other than a cellular base station currently servicing a wireless...

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2006-02-13 15:45:00

BARCELONA -- When U.S. regulators, responding to the September 11 attacks, required that mobile handsets carry an electronic beacon giving the user's whereabouts, they handed telecoms and technology companies a hot new business opportunity. Sprint Nextel and Verizon are already using the technology to help companies locate employees who are on the road and to aid travelers planning a weekend trip, charging up to $15 a month for their services. But Google Inc. and other Web services firms are...


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