ENTRIES TAGGED "geolocation"

ePayments Week: What does the attention around tracking mean?

ePayments Week: What does the attention around tracking mean?

What do mobile users want in return for their location data?

The iPhone location story helped some mobile users understand that their phones know where they are. What will it mean for the carriers and services that use that data? Plus: Google and Facebook get into the deals business and mobile banking evolves.

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ePayments Week: Where adds context to PayPal

ePayments Week: Where adds context to PayPal

Ebay buys Where, the White House wants identity protection, and researchers find interesting data about themselves on the iPhone.

EBay's purchase of a mobile advertising and check-in service adds another piece to its mobile payment puzzle. Also, the White House calls for an online identity ecosystem and two researchers discover caches of location data left unencrypted on their iPhones.

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Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves

A hidden file in iOS 4 is regularly recording the position of devices.

Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that iPhones and 3G iPads running iOS 4 are regularly recording the location of devices into a hidden file.

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ePayments Week: Android's predicted ascendance

ePayments Week: Android's predicted ascendance

Android could soon own half the market, NFC Simm cards in China, and Quova challenges developers

Gartner says Android can take half the smartphone market by the end of 2012. Also, China's mobile customers can slip NFC SIMM cards into their handsets, and geolocation company Quova challenges developers.

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ePayments Week: Android’s predicted ascendance

ePayments Week: Android’s predicted ascendance

Android could soon own half the market, NFC Simm cards in China, and Quova challenges developers

Gartner says Android can take half the smartphone market by the end of 2012. Also, China's mobile customers can slip NFC SIMM cards into their handsets, and geolocation company Quova challenges developers.

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3 big challenges in location development

3 big challenges in location development

Darian Shirazi on location's trickiest issues and how an open places database could work.

With the goal of indexing the entire web by location, Fwix founder Darian Shirazi has had to dig in deep to location-based development issues. In this interview, Shirazi discusses challenges he sees in location and how Fwix is addressing them.

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ePayments Week: Tapping our hunger for Facebook Credits

ePayments Week: Tapping our hunger for Facebook Credits

Shoppers choose virtual currency, AmEx gets geolocation, and Isis plans for an NFC future.

IFeelGoods finds some shoppers choose virtual currency over the real stuff. Also, American Express teams with Foursquare for geolocated offers, Isis plans a tap-and-pay test in Utah, and Boku steps out of the gaming world to pay for real goods.

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Geolocated images reveal a place's visual identity

Geolocated images reveal a place's visual identity

Cartagr.am taps geolocation to create a unique mapping layer.

Cartagr.am uses Instagram's new API to create maps out of geolocated images. The resulting visualizations reveal a location's different sides.

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ePayments Week: How big a bite will Apple take?

ePayments Week: How big a bite will Apple take?

Is iTunes PayPal on steroids? Also, walled gardens clamp down, and data geeks discuss privacy

In the latest ePayments Week: With contactless payments coming to an iPhone near you, analysts wonder whether Apple will share its 160 million iTunes customers.

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The "dying craft" of data on discs

Urban Mapping's Ian White on the shift toward data as a service.

Urban Mapping CEO Ian White discusses the changing way that data is being sold, and the move to providing data as a service.

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