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You’re Where? Telecom Council Panel on Mobile Location Accuracy

Five leading experts in location-based services, and I, shared a lively discussion on the current state of mobile phone location accuracy at the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley’s December, 2012 Mobile Forum: Locations & Beyond. Our 50-minute conversation focused on how to improve the accuracy of mobile phone location fixes, both indoors and out. Here are a few highlights from the panel:

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Time to Pick Your Holiday Shopping Apps!

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to get your shopping ducks in a row. Mobile shopping applications offer more deals and features than ever.: can add items to a shopping list by scanning their bar code, be alerted to nearby deals, and receive recommendations for items you might be interested in purchasing based on your preferences or items already in the shopping cart.

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“Infrastructure for the Internet of Things” – VIDEO – GigaOm Mobilize 2011

The Internet of Things — what apps will drive adoption? technology enablers needed? business/social issues to remove? Watch GigaOm Pro Analyst Laurie Lamberth plus Internet of Things heavyweights Bill Geiser (Metawatch), David Rose (Vitality), Ted Ladd (WIMM Labs) and Bo Begole (Xerox PARC) chew on the future of the Internet of Things in this video from GigaOm’s Mobilize 2011 conference.

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Driving Vacation this Summer? Consider the 2011 Edge – Guest appearance on Connected World blog

For a family driving vacation this summer — if you’re planning to defy rising gas prices — head over to Connected World Magazine for my review of the go-to car for family vacations this summer: the 2011 Ford Edge. I had the chance to drive the Edge for two weeks last winter, and found it to be packed full of driver- and family-friendly features, such as the ability to connect multiple music players via Bluetooth to the car’s entertainment system and select routes based on fuel efficiency.