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Google Maps know where you are

Google has just released Latitude their update to Google Maps that allows you to know where your friends are.

You can get the software for Blackberry, S60 and Windows Mobile. Android is expected to launch in a few day and an iPhone version as part as Google Mobile App at some point.

To download just point the phone browser to google.com/latitude.

Once installed, sign in with your Google email, then add friends and a request will be sent to them.

It doesn’t track real-time, but sends the last logged location.

Google bought Dodgeball a while back which was a social media location based service but development seemed to die, though Latitude does seem to be the bastard child of Dodgeball.

By Steve Kennedy

I have over 20 years' experience in the Telecoms/Internet/Mobile industries. I was involved with internet in the UK before it had a commercial presence, internet streaming from its beginning (he was the first UK Real Networks customer), and set-up the first Internet Dance Radio Station (Gaialive.com). I was also involved with the first netcast of BigBrother (UK).

I am an acknowledged "independent Industry expert" and uses those abilities in consulting and working with a number of investment partners on various projects. I also am a freelance journalist writing on technology subjects.

I'm also a Director of UKEC Ltd - the UK ENUM Consortium that is the governing body for ENUM in the UK.

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