Indoor LBS

Apple Has Difficulties to Keep Up with Indoor Map Interest from Venue Owners - 10/22/2014

Apple which now offers indoor location capabilities with iOS 8 (read here) has opened in July a service that offers venue owners to upload their building’s map data and scans Wi-Fi networks in order to enable indoor maps on Apple Maps app. However...

ABI Research on Indoor Loc and the $200M Shopkick Acquisition - 10/09/2014

Some days ago SK Planet, a subsidiary of the leading Korean wireless operator SK telecom agreed to acquire Shopkick, a U.S. company developing a proximity and indoor location solution for U.S. retailers, for $200 million in cash. We asked Patrick...

Glopos: From Universal Location Positioning to High Accuracy Positioning - 09/22/2014

A common question people ask about indoor location positioning goes something like this: "Why do you need Wi-Fi, or BLE, or other technologies? Why can't it be done based on cellular signals?" The common wisdom, of course, is that cellular signals...

Point Inside: “Our Platform Is Used by More than 100M Devices“ - 09/16/2014

Indoor location is a hot market and the last two to three years have seen a lot of venture capital funding in the area. However not all start-up have raised VC money and some are even doing very well without it. This is the case of Point Inside...

The Airport and Mall Indoor Location Dilemma - 09/12/2014

Executive Summary With the advent of iOS 8 next month, and the increased presence of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth beacons that can be used to improve the fidelity of indoor location, Apple are inviting venues such as malls and airports to sign over the...

iPhone 6 Gets Barometer, Good News for Indoor Location - 09/09/2014

Apple today unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus its new models of smartphone. They both include the M8 motion coprocessor that gets a barometer - which senses air pressure to provide relative elevation - on top of the accelerometer, gyroscope,...

IndoorAtlas Raised $10M from Baidu, Enters Chinese Indoor Location Market - 09/03/2014

IndoorAtlas, start-up specializing in magnetic technology for indoor location, has announced a $10 million investment from Chinese web giant Baidu. IndoorAtlas also announced it is signing an exclusive agreement for the Chinese market with Baidu....

Survey of U.S. Retailers' Perception of In-Store Location & Analytics - 08/25/2014

Last month Opus Research surveyed a group of U.S. retailers to determine current trends and market perceptions regarding in-store customer location analytics. This group of retailer was made of 66 Big Box, specialty store, grocery, electronics,...

NextNav Raised $70 million Series D Financing for U.S.-Wide Indoor Nav - 07/31/2014

Indoor location provider NextNav has closed last week a $70 million Series D round of financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Oak Investment Partners, who were joined by existing investors Columbia Capital, Telcom Ventures and Goldman...

Insiteo Selected by Toulouse Airport for Indoor Location - 07/22/2014

French indoor location vendor Insiteo has signed up Toulouse Blagnac airport to deploy its technology that helps travelers navigate the airport easily. The airport has an annual traffic of 7.5 million passengers; 40% of these are business travelers....

Ultra-Wideband Poised to Enter Smartphones: a Location Opportunity? - 07/22/2014

Recent years have seen a constant increase in the speed at which software innovations reach market. One day’s new concept can be the next day’s innovative mobile application, the following day’s ten competing mobile applications, and the day after...

Google’s Don Dodge: “I Have Invested in 5 Indoor Location Companies“ - 07/21/2014

Last month Google’s Developer Advocate Don Dodge, who is also a significant business angel, took the stage at Digital Summit, an event organized by the MIT Technology Review last month in San Francisco. In his talk he spoke about indoor location...
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