06.6.08

Free Wireless Internet Close To Becoming Reality

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (Kevin Martin) announced yesterday a delay in the voting on his proposal to auction an unused piece of 25 megahertz wireless spectrum. The winnin…

08.10.07

There is Still Hope for Location Based Services

The location based services has a new market potential to explore – parental tracking. While the current usage is very low, a new study by JupiterResearch has revealed that 45% of the surveyed parents…

03.2.07

Nokia Hopes LBS Will Help Stop Handset Prices Falling

This is admittedly from last week, but the headline from Moconews about a Wall Street Journal article really caught my eye, especially as I had a bit of a rant to some people at the recent Fixed-Mobil…

12.22.06

LBS for the Masses: Connecting the Dots

Watching a rare moment of TV the other night, I caught a glimpse of a commercial for Boost Mobile, a US mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) that launched a friend finder application this summer ca…

07.4.06

Scores via Bluetooth Trees?

Want updates on Wimbeldon, but you are walking through London? Don't try to find a pub with a TV, just ask a tree. No, really!. Textually brings us news of a project from IBM in the UK to broadcas…

06.12.06

Verizon Launches Kiddie Tracker Service

Summer's here so why not only give your kid a mobile phone to stay in touch from the pool or down on the beach, but track the little monster as well? Verizon has launched it's own kid-phone wi…

06.1.06

Nokia Extends Mobile Search

Nokia has extended the reach of its mobile search service, adding coverage to Denmark, France, Italy, Norway and Spain. The application, which is a free download for the Nokia N-series handsets and ce…

05.25.06

Plazes Goes Mobile Beta

German location-based application Plazes has begun a closed beta of a mobile client for Symbian S60 devices, which includes Nokia N90, N70, 6680, 6681/6682, 6670, 3230, 6620, 6630, 6260, 7610. The ser…

05.3.06

Context-based LBS in Stockholm Pilot

DM Europe carries a story today about a new location-based system being piloted. Appear Networks, Cisco Systems and the Stockholm subway system are teaming up to provide a new context-aware location-b…

02.6.06

We Know Where You Are

One of the bigger stories over the weekend has been the resurgence of issue of companies using cellphones to track employees. With an increase in the number of devices that support GPS queries, or ju…