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From the FCC Location Based Services Forum - June 28, 2011

Helping Consumers Harness the Potential of Location Based Services


The FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau in consultation with Federal Trade Commission staff held a public education forum featuring representatives of telecommunications carriers, technology companies, consumer advocacy groups and academia on June 28, 2011, exploring how consumers can be both smart and secure when realizing the benefits of location-based services (LBS).

Topics included

  • trends in LBS and how LBS works
  • benefits and risks of LBS
  • consumer DOs and DON'Ts
  • industry best practices
  • what parents should know about location tracking their children

Location Based News

The 2012 International CES featuring the Location Based Services TechZone, the world's largest consumer technology tradeshow, was held January 10-13, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Location Based Services TechZone is the premier location for providers of current location-based custom technologies in both portable and in-car navigation devices.


Poynt has taken its location-based service to the next level by teaming up with MCSC (Missing Children Society of Canada) to provide search alerts to users in a particular area when a child goes missing.

Like many LBS apps, Poynt’s bread-and-butter is its ability to provide location-specific information about businesses, events, restaurants, weather, etc., at the moment a consumer needs it. The company’s new partnership with MCSC will harness the same technology in the form of a geotargeted notification system meant to help recover missing children.


Pew Internet released a Location Based Services survey finding that more than a quarter of all American adults—28%—use mobile or social location-based services of some kind.

28% of cell owners use phones to get directions or recommendations based on their current location—that works out to 23% of all adults.

A much smaller number (5% of cell owners, equaling 4% of all adults) use their phones to check in to locations using geosocial services such as Foursquare or Gowalla.

9% of internet users set up social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn so that their location is automatically included in their posts on those services. That works out to 7% of all adults.



TeleNav to Present at the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology Conference
MarketWatch (press release)
TeleNav, Inc. is a leading provider of consumer location-based services (LBS), enterprise LBS and automotive LBS with more than 24 million paying subscribers as of June 30, 2011. TeleNav's solutions provide consumers, wireless service providers, ...
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Wajam Places Adds Location To Your Social Search Results
We're happy to introduce Wajam Places, a new location-based search feature that we're gradually rolling out starting today. ADDING LOCATION TO SOCIAL SEARCH RESULTS Wajam Places shows you location-related results from your friends whenever you search ...
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NFC and LBS: the story so far
Smart Gorillas
By Andrew Dark, mBlox There's been much hype centred around near field communications (NFC) and location based services (LBS) as the next steps in the evolution of how people use their mobile devices. In terms of both, the reality is that this ...
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SourceCode Dev: How Poynt powers Local Search
Canadian Reviewer
By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla Location-based app stalwarts Poynt have created an impressive series of applications for leading tablets and smartphones that enable quick access to reviews, directions and listings. In their own words,"Poynt helps transform ...
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Canadian Reviewer
apprupt to launch re-targeting on its mobile network at dmexco
GoMo News
These are HRS – Europe's leading hotel portal; and GETTINGS- the location-based service provider. The company claims this new solution offers mobile advertisers a way of increasing the effectiveness of performance-based campaigns in the mobile internet ...
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Some Location Based Services

  • Finding and tracking the location of a person, pet, vehicle or piece of equipment
  • Finding the nearest banking cash machine
  • Parcel tracking and vehicle tracking
  • Geofencing
  • Mobile commerce and coupons
  • Advertising directed at customers based on their current location
  • Personalized weather services
  • Location based games
  • Recommending social events in a city
  • Turn by turn navigation
  • Locating people on a cellphone map
  • Receiving shopping discount or traffic alerts