Cloud-based map platform startup MapBox, which gives developers tools to add interactive maps to their web and mobile offerings, clad in their own brand colours/designs — and counts foursquare, Uber, GitHub, Evernote and the FT among its 2,500+ paying subscribers — has just closed a $10 million Series A from Foundry Group. The raise was […]
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If you’ve ever thought that law enforcement might be tracking you through your cell phone, you might be right. But unless the agency has a warrant, what they’re doing is unconstitutional.
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Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced that its newest Surface models — Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 — as well as an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories are now available for purchase at Microsoft retail stores
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“Chinese enterprises have expressed great interest in the mobile Internet market of the United States.” This was a view shared by many participants attending the Global Mobile Internet Conference. Held on October 23 in Silicon Valley, the influential conference on mobile Internet trained the spotlight on the Chinese companies. GPC analysts said, in 2014, Chinese […]
A group of Belgian researchers has come up with a novel way (pdf) of mapping the distribution of wealth in Côte d’Ivoire—by looking at purchases of mobile airtime minutes. After combing reams of data on individual purchases from a national mobile operator (unnamed in their report), they discovered that, in a country where prepaid phones dominate, […]
Wireless provider T-Mobile will give U.S. owners of iPads and other tablet computers free data service for life as part of an effort to broaden its customer base beyond phones. The free service would be limited to 200 megabytes of high-speed data per month — enough to upload about 800 Instagram photos or listen to […]
NAVSTAR satellite, ready to join up with at least two others to drain your phone. Image via Wikimedia Commons. File this under “blog posts that mostly just point at a thing and ask you to look at/click them”: a Quora answer to the question of why GPS eats so much more battery life, so much […]