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2014-01-22 12:22:57

BOSTON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyhook Wireless, the inventors of Wi-Fi and hybrid positioning announced a partnership with CAMS LLC - the leader in providing online operators with payment connectivity, geolocation and Know Your Customer (KYC) verification services - to provide Wi-Fi location services in the state of New Jersey. On November 21st, the state of New Jersey authorized online gaming. According to NJ.com, Governor Chris Christie anticipates online gaming will...

2012-03-06 09:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- deCarta, the leading independent enabler of location-based services (LBS), today announced that it has made its LBS, mapping and search APIs available for developers creating applications for the Amazon Kindle Fire. In partnership with Skyhook, Inc, the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence, deCarta offers APIs that provide an environment for LBS applications on the Kindle Fire similar to other platforms. With...

2011-11-01 08:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- deCarta, the leading independent enabler of location-based services (LBS), today announced a partnership with Skyhook Wireless that will give its consumers a better experience by taking advantage of Skyhook's location technology. Handset and service provider ZTE Mobile Telecom has signed on as one of deCarta's first launch customers for the applications that use Skyhook's technology. Skyhook develops technology that collects and analyzes raw...

2011-04-28 00:00:28

Ubiquitous Location & Positioning Technologies USA conference and exhibition, being held on June 21-22 in Chicago has just been launched to bring companies together to address these issues. (PRWEB) April 27, 2011 According to current estimates, alternative GPS positioning technologies will generate more than $2.5 billion in sales by 2015. This comes at a time where the market for location technology is on the cusp of becoming universal, and integrated into over two thirds of phones by...

2011-04-15 08:00:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersect World LLC, a leading developer of apps for all the leading mobile platforms, today announced the integration and immediate availability of Radio - iPad Edition, the only iPad App to date to provide native support of Skyhook's Local Faves social location framework. The launch of Radio - iPad Edition with Skyhook's Local Faves embedded will be followed by the rest of the iPad Editions of Internet radio apps soon to be...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersect World LLC, a leading developer of mobile apps for the iPhone and Android platforms, today announced the integration and immediate availability of Skyhook Wireless' Local Faves social location framework across Intersect World's Radio platform for iOS. The first product to launch with Skyhook's Local Faves embedded is the flagship Radio app, followed by Radio Lite and the rest of the Radio family of Internet radio apps soon to be...

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2010-08-03 12:32:34

A security expert has shown that one visit to a booby-trapped website could direct attackers to a person's home. The attack exploits shortcomings in many routers to try and find out a key identification number. It uses this number along with Internet applications to determine where a router is located. Hacker Samy Kamkar demonstrated the attack by locating one router to within roughly 21 feet of its real world position. Many people go online through a router and only the computer directly...

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...

2008-07-14 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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2008-04-14 14:03:54

Positioning system used by iPhone/iPod breachedIn January, Skyhook Wireless Inc. announced that Apple would use Skyhook's WiFi Positioning System (WPS) for its popular Map applications. The WPS database contains information on access points throughout the world. Skyhook itself provides most of the data in the database, with users contributing via direct entries to the database, and requests for localization. ETH Zurich Professor Srdjan Capkun of the Department of Computer Science and his team...