Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Roundup: Twitter Geo Live, FourSquare to Offer Biz Tools, Layar Relaunches, Hubbard Does DataSphere

Interest in Geo is accelerating. There was too much geo news to cover in individual posts, so here's a brief list:
  • Technology Review covers challenges of determining physical location accurately and turning coordinates into meaningful information, and protecting users' privacy.
  • ReadWriteWeb notes that Layar re-released its augmented reality iPhone app this time with Foursquare integration. 
  • The NY Times reports Foursquare, plans to "distribute a free analytics tool and dashboard in the coming weeks that will give business owners access to a range of information and statistics about visitors to their establishments."
  • Twitter just turned on its geolocation today, according to TechCrunch. TC notes, "While Twitter’s geolocation feature has been live through its API since last November, there was no sign of integration into the main site until now."
  • CNET reports Google Maps is "set to provide a new option for getting around town: biking directions" during the National Bike Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • DataSphere is back in the news, this time launching hyper-local sites with Hubbard Broadcasting.
  • Everyone is reporting that Facebook location sharing is coming soon.


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