Latest Location-based service Stories

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...

2011-04-29 08:13:10

After reviewing the practices of four major U.S. wireless carriers, two lawmakers are looking to extend privacy codes to third-party application developers. Currently, the Associated Press (AP) reports that the nation's four largest carriers say that permission is obtained from their customers before it is used to physically locate the subscriber so that they can provide services such as driving directions, family-finder applications and other location-based services. Permission is also...

2011-04-14 08:32:00

VANCOUVER, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) today announced that Hughes Telematics, Inc. ("HTI"), a leader in providing next-generation connected services, has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime(TM) embedded wireless modules and application framework to support its award-winning In-Drive(TM) aftermarket solution. Using Sierra Wireless modules such as the AirPrime SL6087 EDGE Module and the AirPrime XM0110 GPS Module, In-Drive offers a range of...

2011-04-06 08:11:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- deCarta's MapSearch mobile application, which provides integrated maps, local search, and directions across a wide variety of handset platforms and countries, has hit the one million user milestone in less than two weeks after its launch on March 22. deCarta MapSearch offers a white label alternative to Google Maps and Bing Maps. The initial release of deCarta MapSearch is in 14 countries on Opera Mini, the world's most popular mobile...

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