Encyclopedia-of-everything Wikipedia has launched a new Nearby page for the web and mobile devices that shows information about locales that are close to you. But Wikipedia wants something in return for helping you find cool new things.
Just as Path was beginning to put last year’s controversy over its access to user address books, the social networking app is in hot water again over location data within images.
Give 2 Charity, a new app from the location analytics company Placed, offers a new spin on digital giving.
Facebook has updated the “Nearby” feature on its iOS and Android mobile apps, a move that could hurt Yelp and Foursquare in the location data wars.
Microsoft has said its Windows Phone 7 devices are not keeping location data without alerting users.
Foursquare will be invading the Inq Cloud Touch, an Android phone that so far has been mostly known for its extensive Facebook integration.
CloudMade, a company that provides mapping data to 16,200 application developers, just announced that it has acquired German startup OneStepAhead.
Factual, a startup that claims to host hundreds of thousands of data sets, has raised $25 million in its first round of institutional funding.
Quova, a company that claims to power 95 percent of location searches on the Web, has been acquired by Neustar.