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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pilots Warned about Apple Maps and other LBS News

Pilots could be misled into trying to make an emergency landing in a farm because of an error on a new Apple map tool, [Irish] Justice Minister Alan Shatter has said.

I find it hard to believe a pilot would use an iPhone and its free mapping software to find a landing spot. Apparently an airport symbol is located over a working farm on the new Apple Maps product. The minister is contacting Apple on the matter.

- Belfast Telegraph

Mobile retail navigation service provider aisle411 today announced that it has acquired the indoor positioning technology assets and certain patents pending of geo-location company WiLocate. The move is meant to expand aisle411′s existing in-store search and navigation offerings. Terms for the deal were not disclosed.

- The Next Web 

- press release

Opera has just launched the latest version of its mobile browser. Opera Mini for Android 7.5 brings a few new touches, including a socially focused Smart Page.

The Smart Page includes a social tab, a news section, and a selection of links curated based on your location.

- VentureBeat

by Adena Schutzberg on 09/20 at 04:24 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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