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Smartphone sensor fusion will be a key technology for development of indoor location applications in retail, healthcare and other verticals, judges ABI Research.
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Transportation logistics software provider Roadnet Technologies is rolling out MobileCast Proof-of-Delivery, a new fleet tracking application optimized for devices running Apple's iOS.
Sprint introduced Pinsight Touch, an open platform enabling businesses to integrate Near Field Communications technology into their branded mobile applications.
Nokia is revamping offline mapping across its HERE real-time location services platform, introducing incremental updates designed to reduce data consumption.
Rhode Island-based jewelry retailer Alex and Ani is testing its Swirl mobile app, which provides discounts for in-store shoppers using location-based data, CIO Magazine reports.
As Major League Baseball prepares for the post-season playoffs, it's also laying the groundwork for teams to take advantage of fans with Bluetooth-enabled smartphones.
Google is enhancing its fledgling Android Device Manager security tool, enabling consumers to remotely lock down lost or stolen smartphones via the Internet.