Skyhook Wireless

"Skyhook Wireless" is a global location network with more than a billion Wi-Fi access points and millions of venues. Founded in 2003, the company originally began by working on Wi-Fi location and evolved with the idea that hybrid positioning technology,which incorporates Wi-Fi, GPS, cell towers, IP address and device sensors, could improve their location services. Skyhook's database was initially gathered through wardriving, including more than a billion wi-fi access points and 70 percent coverage of population centers in the United States, Canada, Western Europe and selected Asian countries.
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  • Survey: Nearly 40% of Mobile Users Hesitant to Use Location Services (Infographic)

    … their location data, due to a number of concerns. The study found 50 percent of these hesitant users named ‘privacy concerns’ as the top reason they don’t turn on location services. Twenty-three percent said they didn’t see the value of using location data, while 19 percent were concerned about draining their battery life by using location services…

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  • LBMA Podcast: TapSense for Apple Watch, Canopy Labs Founder

    … wants corporations to move more; VoucherPages launches an app; Yummly + Instacart = 1 hour ingredient delivery; Skyhook partners with FiLIP Technologies; Piste.io 3D maps of ski hills. Our guest this week is Woycjech Gryc, founder of Canopy Labs. Top stories of the week 1. WiFi Alliance launches WiFi Aware 9:08 2. RealTalk app 12:40 3. GM’s…

    Asif Khan/ Street Fight- 15 readers -
  • 2015 Mobile/Location-Based Marketing Predictions From 10 Experts

    … attention to shape their perceptions and motivations. Chuck Hemann, Manager, Analytics Digital Marketing & Media, Intel In 2015, we are finally going to see the maturation of location-based data. For the last two+ years, we have seen an upsurge in the discussion about the availability and usage of consumer data in a highly localized way…

    Aaron Strout/ Marketing Land- 20 readers -
  • 10 Key Mobile/Location-Based Stats That Marketers Need

    … screen to objects in our cars, homes and work, including things we wear on our bodies. Source: Mobify Rise of Unstructured Data. Unstructured data is growing at a rate of 100:1 vs. structured data. For anyone that understands data, this is both a blessing and a curse. The lay persons’ explanation for this is that unstructured data is harder to parse…

    Aaron Strout/ Marketing Landin Mobile Google- 22 readers -
  • LBMA Podcast: Urban Airship and Beacons, MapQuest Helps Commuters

    …; MoPub and Juice Mobile team up; Estimote maps the indoors; AirPatrol secures two patents; Path’s best effort is…PathTalk?; xAd teams with Captivate Networks; Shazam is absorbed by Siri; Honeywell brings Google Glass to the air. Our special guest is SchneiderMike, VP of Marketing for Skyhook Wireless. Our resource of the week is Commute by MapQuest…

    Asif Khan/ Street Fight- 4 readers -
  • Street Fight Daily: Pro.com Raises Another $14M, Uber Talks to Regulators

    … prospects. Eventbrite Now Has An All-In-One App For Event Organizers Called Neon (TechCrunch) Eventbrite’s new Neon, launching in the app store today, combines the functionality of both its organizer side apps At the Door and Entry Manager into one single smartphone app. The new app also gives organizers the ability to track sales and get…

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