Those who invented applications like geo-tagging and timeline for the various social media services available to us surely never intended that these features should endanger the lives of people.
Two recent press releases by a maps, traffic and location data provider revealed the results of two location-based ad campaigns conducted on a location-aware advertising network.
After the successful launch of Place Pages in conjunction with Google Maps, last fall, Google has now gone a step further and introduced Place Pages optimised for mobile handsets.
Last September, Google launched the Local Business Center to help business owners to reach out to a larger audience. They have now renamed the service ‘Google Places’ in an attempt to help users understand the connection between Google and the Local Business Center.
Google launched a new tool, last week, known as the Gears Geolocation API. This tool will enable mobile and desktop users to detailed information about the area they are in, even if they do not know where they are and their mobiles are not GPS enabled.