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Locating LoRa Devices

Sep 7, 2017   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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This blog is part two of a six part series dedicated to locating Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) IoT devices. In our first post, we discussed locating Ingenu IoT devices. This post looks at the practical challenges associated with locating devices that communicate via the LoRa LPWAN protocol.  

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Topics: Internet of Things, location

Skyhook’s Location-Enabled Behavioral Data Now Available on adsquare

Sep 5, 2017   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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With mobile ad spending surpassing desktop in the U.S., there is no time like the present for leading location data provider Skyhook, to team up with leading mobile-first data exchange adsquare.  In fact, BIA/Kelsey predicts that “Location-targeted mobile ad spend will grow from $12.4 billion in 2016 to $32.4 billion in 2021”, representing as much as half of all ads.  In addition, with a greater percentage of time spent on mobile devices to consume media, purchase and research products, the importance of mobile can’t be overstated.

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Topics: location, location based advertising

Locating Ingenu IoT Devices

Aug 31, 2017   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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This blog is part one of a six part series dedicated to locating Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) IoT devices. This initial post looks at the practical challenges associated with locating devices that communicate via the Ingenu LPWAN protocol.  

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Topics: Internet of Things, location

Skyhook Precision Location is on IBM Bluemix!

Aug 29, 2017   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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IBM Watson gained fame a few years ago when it beat all-time champion Ken Jennings on Jeopardy.  Since then, Watson's cognitive abilities have become even more robust, branching out into multiple specialty areas, including Internet of Things (IoT).  As a logical next step in our ongoing partnership with IBM Watson, Skyhook is proud to announce that Precision Location is now available via IBM Bluemix, making it even easier for our joint customers to create innovative IoT solutions.  

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Topics: Devices, Internet of Things, location

A Look at Crowd Density During the Solar Eclipse

Aug 25, 2017   

Posted by Melissa Burke

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The first US solar eclipse since 1979 occurred this past Monday, August 21st and it was the only one to span the country coast to coast since 1918. In our last blog post, we mentioned that the eclipse was partially viewable across most of the US. As USA Today mentioned, the journey in which the moon's shadow swept across the Earth's surface crossed parts of 12 states that made up the path of totality from west to east: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Topics: location, Foot traffic

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