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LSA's Place 2017 Conference Highlights and Insights

Sep 22, 2017   

Posted by Melissa Burke

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Do the words “precise” and “accurate” come to mind when thinking about the data that top location companies say they can provide to customers?  It’s hard for them not to, with every company in the space currently touting themselves as having the best of both. This was one of the main discussions at LSA's Place Conference in New York City this week.

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Topics: Advertising, location, location based advertising

Skyhook Releases TIDE

Sep 21, 2017   

Posted by Rich Sutton

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At the recent FOSS4G international conference in Boston, I described how Skyhook would soon be releasing free, open and depersonalized mobile device data for measuring user behavior in cities around the world. 

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Topics: Foss4G, OpenTide, Carto

Benefits of Having Location Services Turned On

Sep 15, 2017   

Posted by Kanish Sharma

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Most of us are heavy users of our smart devices -- for tasks like accessing local information such as weather, social media, banking, reading the news and searching for local services. These interactions would be meaningless without users sharing personal information. Whether using biometrics to unlock your iPhone, or sharing your location information to play Pokemon Go; personal information is crucial in extracting all the benefits your smart device has to offer. The more benefits users see in sharing their personal data, the more willing they are to actually do so. We’ve pulled together the most useful benefits for consumers who choose to share their personal location data through their smart devices.

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Topics: Advertising, location

Locating LTE-M1 Devices

Sep 13, 2017   

Posted by Dave McHoul

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This blog is part three of a six part series dedicated to locating Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) IoT devices. Previous posts discussed locating Ingenu and LoRa IoT devices. This post looks at the practical challenges associated with locating devices that communicate via the LTE-M1 LPWAN protocol.  

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Topics: Internet of Things, location

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