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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.'
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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…
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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…
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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…
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