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Skyhook Introduces In-Flight Location API

Skyhook Introduces In-Flight Location API

Skyhook is a very well-known name in the location services industry. It has now rolled out version 4.6 of its mobile SDK. The new version comes with a whole lot of new features. Among these, one feature that seems very interesting and exciting is that of ‘in-flight location.’

By On July 19, 2012 Respond
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Skyhook CEO Says Major Non-Google Android Device On Its Way

Skyhook CEO Says Major Non-Google Android Device On Its Way

Google currently has the primary control over Android platform. It decides what goes or doesn’t go into the platform and actual vendors of Android devices have little sway. This, according to the CEO of Skyhook, is leading to a kind of ‘mutinying’ where a major, non-Google vendor wants to launch an Android device independent of Google. This would also mean that such a vendor wouldn’t have an access to Google Play.

By On April 6, 2012 Respond
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Google Exposing Phone Locations Visible On Web

Google Exposing Phone Locations Visible On Web

Google has taken steps to limit the disclosure of the locations of WiFi Devices and the move by Google comes after the Mountain View, Calif.-based company was criticized for the way it made a database assembled by Android phones and Street View cars available to the public, even though it could link a geographical location with a unique hardware address of a Wi-Fi enabled device. The change means that Google now appears to be moving closer to the approach adopted by Apple and Microsoft and it wasn’t immediately clear what changes Google made to provide more privacy protections. The database is used to speed up geolocation fixes for mobile devices and to provide the ability to determine location for PCs that don’t have access to GPS-derived coordinates………..

By On June 28, 2011 Respond
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Google Web Mapping Now Track Your Phone

Google Web Mapping Now Track Your Phone

Google’s Web mapping appears to be able to track your phone within feet of your actual location in yet another wrinkle in the ongoing location-based services and privacy debate that will now hit Congress, if someone knows a hardware ID, they may be able to find your physical address. Only Google and Skyhook Wireless make their location databases linking hardware IDs to street addresses publicly available on the internet, which raises novel privacy concerns when the IDs they’re tracking are mobile………….

By On June 16, 2011 Respond
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Philips GoGear Media Player

Philips GoGear Media Player

Philips GoGear Media player is a competitor of iPod touch.Now GoGear Connect with WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity.Philips GoGear is the first MP4 player with full Android experience…..

By On August 31, 2010 2 Responses
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