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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 […]

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Yahoo’s Fire Eagle knows where you are

Yahoo is turning its attention towards location based services with a new bit of software by the name of Fire Eagle, designed to help those with a fondness for social networking and the like to store and share their location information and settings only with those services they see fit. it’s a web platform, so […]

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T-Mobile puts $6m into LBS mob deCarta

T-Mobile’s venture capital arm, the not very surprisingly named T-Mobile Venture Fund has decided to put its money where its mouth is with location based services. The fund has announced that it’s investing $6 million in LBS company deCarta, which says it’ll be announcing more investors soon. deCarta says it does the whole gamut of […]

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First two iPhone app makers get slice of $100m

Back in March, VCs took the wraps off a $100 million fund, available to be invested in companies making applications and services for the iPhone. A couple of months later, and Business Week has revealed the lucky people that have picked up funding under the scheme. So far, says the magazine, 1,700 companies have applied […]

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Investors get Buzzd over location-based social networking

Buzzd, which specialises in location-based city guides and social networking, has reeled in its first round of investment led by Greycroft Partners and Monitor Ventures but so far hasn’t put a figure on the funding. Buzzd says it’s going to put the funding towards “product development and distribution” and will get a new board member […]