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Facebook using GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth to personalize experience

Facebook is getting even more up close and personal. The main policy change that seems to have grabbed the most intrigue is that It will be using GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-fisignals to personalize your Facebook experience. But, the info they’re gathering on you is actually nothing that new — what they’ll be doing with it is. It says it will be giving it to marketers in hopes of providing more targeted, and even area-specific ads. Facebook will also use it to connect you with friends nearby. This is a service they already provide if you choose to participate.

MapmyIndia to provide GPS navigation on Tata Bolt

LBS and maps company MapmyIndia has expanded its partnership with Tata Motors to provide GPS navigation in Tata’s upcoming hatchback car Bolt. As part of the partnership, MapmyIndia says that Tata Motors’ customers will get a MapmyIndia Navigation app specially coded for NEWS – LBS integration between the user’s phone and the in-dash screen.

Baidu Inc Partners with Nokia to improve location services

Baidu Inc partnered with Nokia Corporation to improve its location services for Chinese users travelling overseas. Under the agreement, the Chinese-language internet search provider will use Nokia’s HERE maps for its desktop, iOS and Android mapping apps for locations outside mainland China starting with Taiwan. Other countries and territories will follow at the latter stage of the project.

Broadcom Introduces GNSS Location Hub for Smartphones

Broadcom Corporation has announced the launch of the industry’s first Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) location hub for smartphones to support the Galileo satellite system. The BCM4774 system on chip supports multiple constellations, delivering premium performance and enhanced device intelligence while consuming minimal power. With a planned deployment of up to 30 additional satellites for Galileo, smartphones with built-in support for this new system will experience an even higher level of accuracy and better positioning.

The power-saving abilities of the BCM4774 are a boon for device makers, developers and consumers and reduce power consumption up to 95% by offloading calculations from the application processor (AP).

Stesalit India unveils android based mobile mapping software

Stesalit has introduced the SXgeoCloud mobile mapping software that provides GIS data collection suite and with active sync to enterprise GIS systems, such Esri Geodatabase as through a mobile and cloud architecture. SXgeoCloud currently is available with the Sxtreo series of GPS/GNSS devices from Stesalit to its Indian customers.

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