This app is a kindness for those who are doomed to wander aimlessly through some of the world's biggest and most confusing buildings.
The end goal, the companies said, is a combination of the two entities' areas of expertise: physical location and online retail.
Usually the Mounties get their man. And usually when we hear about unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, they are being used to kill suspected terrorists or enemy combatants.
After spending $1 billion on Instagram last year to keep pace with the mobile photo explosion, Facebook is now reportedly jumping into entirely new territory by spending a similar amount on the popular social driving app Waze.
We'll drive 2.8 miles for just the right sandwich, but 7.1 miles for a great Italian restaurant.
BikeSpike's GPS tracking device works together with your smartphone to prevent theft, detect crashes, and give law enforcement help tracking down stolen bikes.
As if Apple's push to get all your data into the cloud weren't enough, the company now wants to find out exactly where you are while indoors, according to its latest acquisition.
What if you could instantly change car navigation maps for other drivers whenever you encountered a closed road?
Everyone knows that mobile, social, cloud, and data are big freight trains of change that are blowing up old business models and old business practices. But let's face it: that train is in the station. What's next?
Waze has been on a roll with its free crowdsourced GPS navigation apps, but today the company is getting even more social with an update that could change the way you drive forever.
Smartphones and apps sometimes separate us from the physical world even as we walk through it. But Google has created a virtual tool to help us appreciate the wonder of reality.
Yesterday Google Research pulled the shroud off Spanner, Google's "scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database," claiming to have created "the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions."
In the race to bring indoor location technology to market, an eight-person startup is taking on big name players Google, Qualcomm and Samsung, and has the potential to win.
A billion people worldwide have tuned in to the Olympic games. It seems people everywhere are captivated by feats of the human body, mind, and spirit and never tire of watching.
Fitness-tracking app Runtastic is harnessing this fascination/narcissism with physical …
Wifarer launched its indoor mapping mobile app in major venues across the US and Canada today to make maneuvering through interior environments as easy as the game of Life.
In conjunction with its public debut, Wifarer also announced that its …
Indoor navigation is one of the last great technical problems that hasn’t been solved. Outdoor navigation can be tackled with satellite technology or cell phone triangulation. But those technologies can’t pinpoint somebody indoors.
But a crew of Finnish engineers have …
High-risk drivers cost insurance firms 250 percent more than low-risk drivers. Now, tracking technology is helping insurance firm Progressive identify degrees of driver riskiness that can help the company personalize fees … potentially reducing your costs by $150/year.
Or costing …
Just in time for the Summer driving season, driving app Waze is today embarking on bold new territory: crowdsourcing the best gas prices.
With the latest version of the free Waze app, launching today, you’ll be able to find gas …
Advanced positioning technology company Trimble has acquired mobile GPS company Spime, VentureBeat has learned.
Shankar Narayanan, chief executive of Spime, indicated on his LinkedIn page that Spime is now a Trimble company. A Wikipedia entry for him says that as …
I have an unhealthy obsession with museums, and I particularly love nerding out by renting those badly narrated audio tours that offer background information for every exhibit.
MyGeoTrex, a new startup launching today at the DEMO Spring 2012 conference in …