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2010-03-31 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- With location-based services clearly on the rise, SimpleGeo today formally introduced the SimpleGeo location services infrastructure to provide the foundation for a whole new level of intelligent, location-aware applications. The ready-to-use location infrastructure makes it easy and cost-effective to add geo-aware features to applications. Founder and CEO Matt Galligan will unveil the platform today at 12:10, at the O'Reilly Where 2.0...

2008-12-08 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO and TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SemantiNet(TM), Ltd. - a pioneer in the development of cutting-edge Semantic technology - today announced that its acclaimed headup(TM) Semantic Web plugin now supports the new Fire Eagle(TM) and BOSS (Build your Own Search Service) technologies from Yahoo!. Both Fire Eagle and BOSS join SemantiNet's already comprehensive support for the leading Yahoo! properties, including Flickr(R), Upcoming(TM) and Delicious(TM). Through...

2008-10-08 14:30:00

Mozilla Labs introduced a new feature that will enable Web users to pinpoint nearby areas of interest based on their location. For instance, if one was to travel to a new city and launch their Firefox browser in search of a restaurant recommendation, Geode "automatically deduces your location, and serves up some delicious suggestions a couple blocks away and plots directions there." The Geode project is an experimental add-on ahead of a full blown launch of geolocation technology in version...

2008-08-18 18:00:19

By Associated Press Yahoo Inc. is riding the wave of location-based services with the launch of a service intended to help users share their real-world location with their friends online. Yahoo made Fire Eagle available to the public this week. Previously, the service had been available in a private "beta" test since March. After signing up with a Yahoo ID, users can update their physical locations through Fire Eagle's Web site or from a cell phone with Fire Eagle's mobile site. They can...

2008-08-14 10:00:00

Privacy advocates are warning of potential threats posed by location based services such as Yahoo's newly-launched Fire Eagle, which lets users manage information based on their location. "While these services will be a powerful force in our lives they are a potential privacy nightmare." Jeff Chester, director of the Center for Digital Democracy, told BBC News. "Hard privacy protection questions need to be asked," he said. "These services are all being sold to consumers as only providing real...

2008-08-13 09:00:29

Ekit, the leading travel telecommunications provider, and the creator of the ekit Travel Journal (www.ekit.com/ekit/tj/), today announced the integration of the ekit Travel Journal with Yahoo! Fire Eagle. Ekit's Travel Journal is an online service that automatically creates a trip journal based on the location of the user's phone. It's easy-to-use, as there's no need to manually update the ekit Travel Journal from a Web site. The Travel Journal automatically updates the user's location in...

2008-08-13 09:00:00

MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 13, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Globalstar Inc.(Nasdaq:GSAT) company SPOT LLC., the pioneer behind the award-winning SPOT Satellite Messenger(tm), today announced its integration with Yahoo! Fire Eagle further enhancing the mainstream consumer appeal for the SPOT Satellite Messenger. Fire Eagle is an open platform that helps users take their location to the web by sharing their location information with other sites and services online while keeping full control over their...

2008-08-12 18:00:15

Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq:YHOO), a leading global Internet company, today announced the general availability of Fire Eagle (http://fireeagle.yahoo.net), an open platform that helps users take their location to the Web while giving them the ability to easily control how and where their location data is shared. Fire Eagle gives users a place to store and manage information about their location, and offers developers clear protocols for updating or accessing that information. Because it's open,...

2008-07-14 12:00:30

Skyhook Wireless, provider of the Wi-Fi Positioning System and XPS 2.0, the hybrid positioning system, today announced its formal launch in Europe. The launch includes a massive coverage expansion throughout the UK and Europe and the establishment of sales and operational offices in the region. Skyhook's launch will be showcased at tonight's Mobile Monday London event, "Enabling location based applications." Skyhook has already mapped over 16 million Wi-Fi access points in Europe, and now...

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