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Got 60 friends? Spell out a message with Google Latitude

I came across this rather nifty proof-of-concept video from the Google Latitude team. Latitude, if you’re not familiar with it, is an add-on to Google Maps that (amongst other features) overlays an avatar of your friends on Google Maps. So if you’re out-and-about you can see their location.

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Preview: Lastminute Labs ‘Nru’ Andoid App

News just in from the clever-types at Lastminute Labs (the team behind FoneFood, which we rather like) – they’ve also been trying out development on the Android platform and have released this video preview of their forthcoming application ‘Nru’ (pronounced ‘near you’). Building on the search feature of FoneFood this application takes advantage of the […]

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The secret location: Nokia’s Test Lab in Farnborough

For all those wondering where I was this morning, the answer is Nokia. Alas there was no smoke and daggers and X-Files Cancerman-style shenanigans as per my post this morning. I got a little bit carried away. I actually got a phone call from Ray Haddow, one of the chaps in Nokia’s Social Media/Communications team. […]

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EXCLUSIVE: I’m off to a secret location tomorrow

The other week, I headed to a deserted car park at 11pm in the evening in North London. There was one other car — a long wheelbase Mercedes with darkened windows — parked waiting for my arrival on the 5th floor of the multistorey, engine still running, headlights off. A chap in an overcoat was […]

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Google Maps with even smaller magical blue circles

Over at the Google Mobile blog, Adel and Arunesh have just updated us with some great info about a new feature added to Google Maps upcoming version. According to the entry, finding your location is going to be even more precise with the addition of the ‘My Location with Wi-Fi’ feature.  This addition comes right […]

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Wanted: Your suggestions for a MIR Show location

Where do you think we should film the MIR Show next? We were going to go to the Mobyko party tomorrow night and film from there — but alas, it’s been moved. So we’re locationless at the moment. Do you have any ideas for a nice bar, or funky office in the West End/Central London? […]

Nokia buys location social networker Plazes

Nokia has once again found its way to its wallet for the latest in a recent run of acquisitions: this time, it’s snapped up German social networking firm Plazes. Nokia describes it as “a context-aware social-activity service that people can use to plan, record, and share their social activities: why they are at a given […]