Google Maps for Android 6.7 adds Offers, indoor directions, and "See Inside" photos
Thursday, 10 May 2012 05:34
Google today launched version 6.7 of its ubiquitous Google Maps application for the Android platform. Version 6.7 adds the ability to find special offers from local businesses and also adds indoor walking directions - including 360-degree view indoor photos.
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Why Location-Based Services Will Create Multiple Winners At The Application Layer
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:44
Location, location, location. Whether you’re a real estate agent, a traveler, or building mobile applications, location matters a great deal. As far as phone sensors go, the GPS sensor appears to be one of the most coveted by developers, after the camera. For a consumer, the trade is quite simple: offer your location at a specific point in time, or your patterns, and in exchange for that information, an application will offer you something — a deal, a coupon, or information about who and/or what is around you.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....)
The World is Not Quite Ready for Mobile Payments, According to MasterCard
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:41
Is the world ready for mobile payments? Not quite, according to a global survey released by MasterCard yesterday. There are a variety of factors that lead will lead to mobile payments adoption across the planet, from infrastructure deployment to consumer willingness to make payments with a mobile device. The mobile payments revolution hasn't arrived just yet, but if MasterCard can be believed, we are not far away.
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Google Places Launches New Bulk Listing Management Tool
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:39
Google Places has announced changes and new features to its bulk listing management tool that it hopes will make it easier for business owners with multiple locations (and local search marketers who manage multiple locations).
The changes affect both the upload and management processes.
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Telefonica unveils data-based communication app Tu Me
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:37
Telefonica is launching an app that allows smartphone users to make calls and send messages without using up their quota of call minutes or texts.
Actions taken by "Tu Me" will instead be deducted from data allowances.
It poses a challenge to existing apps including Skype, Viber and Whatsapp.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....)
Yellow Pages publisher stock falls after $2.9- billion loss (Canada)
Wednesday, 09 May 2012 09:36
Yellow Media stock plunged 35 per cent Tuesday, a day after the publisher of the Yellow Pages directory reported a first-quarter loss of $2.9 billion and wrote down the value of its assets.
Yellow Media also cancelled its annual meeting planned for Montreal on Tuesday after it said the number of shareholder votes received would not be enough to reach quorum.
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Facebook buys mobile discovery startup Glancee
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:57
Shopping spree continues with acquisition of 'social discovery' app maker.
Mere weeks from a multi-billion-dollar debut on the stock market, Facebook has ramped up its focus on mobile lifestyles with the purchase of "social discovery" startup Glancee.
Glancee founders behind the smartphone application for finding like-minded people nearby joined the Facebook team in what was seen as a talent grab by the Menlo Park, California-based social network.
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AT&T wants to end mandatory white pages
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 09:55
In the era of mobile telephones, AT&T Inc. is trying to rid itself of a long-standing tradition in Louisiana: the familiar white pages of residential phone listings dropped on front porches and driveways.
The staff of the Louisiana Public Service Commission has recommended a plan under which white pages would be sent only to customers who specifically request the directory. AT&T customers also could request a CD-ROM of home listings for computer use.
(Source: Bloomberg Businessweek. Read more....)
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