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28 Percent Of US Adults Use Location-based Services
2011-09-07 04:36:37

  More than one-quarter of U.S. adults now use mobile and social location-based services, according to a new survey from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The survey of 2,277 U.S. adults found that at least 28 percent now use their cellphones to get directions or recommendations based on their current location. “Taken together, 28% of U.S. adults do at least one of these activities either on a computer or using their mobile phones–and many users do...

2011-06-21 15:41:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Location-based advertising will generate more than 60 percent of total location-based services revenue in 2015, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. Location-Based Services: Market Forecast, 2011-2015 provides a detailed overview of the current status and size of the location-based services market. It takes a specific look at the positioning of the mobile operators within the value chain and how they can leverage their assets to...

2011-06-20 07:00:00

ZHENGZHOU, China, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ZST Digital Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZSTN) ("ZST" or the "Company"), a major developer, manufacturer and supplier of digital and optical network equipment to cable system operators and provider of GPS tracking devices and support services for transport-related enterprises in China, today announced that it has recently filed a patent application with the Chinese State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) to ensure intellectual...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Although mobile operators continue to lose control over location information with the increased adoption of GPS, the strong growth in global location-based services presents some potentially significant revenue opportunities for them if they focus on the right areas, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com). Location-Based Services: Market Forecast, 2011-2015 provides a detailed overview of the current status and size of...


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