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Hello Mobile Enthusiast... and welcome to another mobile, location-tech news roundup. Hopefully our American readers had an awesome 4th of July and took in some fine BBQ and fireworks! Speaking of fireworks, one of my favorite places to watch them is in San Diego, CA and you have a great reason to hit San Diego this October as the Telematics West Coast event is scheduled to take place there on Oct 30. About the event... the West Coast tech community and the automotive industry will unite to address the challenges and opportunities in delivering the next generation of smart content and services and how data might just hold the key to getting there. Look for speakers from Land Rover, continental, Trip Advisor, Panasonic, Nissan, Ford, Yelp and many more! Something for our soccer (err... football fans - and our sympathy does go out to our colleagues in Brazil!). The Seattle Sounders FC football clud has enlisted the help of cutting edge, wearable technology to give them an edge. The Sounders use Tableau to visualize massive amounts of data generated from wearable technology on its players and systems designed to track their movements and health. To measure players' performance and effectiveness, the team collects data on its players sleep patterns, GPS positioning on the field, the speed and distance they run in practice and in games and more - awesome stuff here! Finally, be sure to check out this weeks' feature article on BYOD, bring your own device, a hot topic for many businessses and a great way to stay on top of tech. Have a fabulous week all!


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MOBILE INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENTS and SPOTLIGHTS

You'll find regular feature articles, commentary, application spotlights, developer zone tips and other original feature content at LBSzone. We're also open to your article submissions so if you have an LBS focused paper, solution, case study, or other article feel free to contact us and send us your submission - info@lbszone.com

slide Feature - BYOD or Be Square - It's 2014. And like many other long standing conventions, working in the confinement of an office space for a fixed period of time, is being challenged. When flex-time and work from home are part of the norm, you know it's time to introduce BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. A recent survey conducted by Moka 5 revealed that 42 percent of companies already used BYOD.

slide Wearable Tech - 5 SmartWatches to Consider and Android Wear Launches - Wearable tech, you know, those cool, powerful little pieces of hardware that masquerade as jewelry and also put the Internet and clever mobile apps at your fingertips (as if we aren't already over-connected as it is!). This feature from CloverPoint provides a look at some cool, wearable technology and some developer tips on Android Wear

slide Seattle Sounders FC Visualizes Player Data with Tableau, GPS and Wearable Technology - Seattle Sounders FC, the Major League Soccer club based in Seattle, Wash., has found an innovative edge over the competition: data. The Sounders use Tableau to visualize massive amounts of data generated from wearable technology on its players and systems designed to track their movements and health. To measure players' performance and effectiveness, the team collects data on its players sleep patterns, GPS positioning on the field, the speed and distance they run in practice and in games and more

slide magicJack Launches magicJackGO - Extends Home or Office Number to Any iOS or Android Phone - Unrivaled $35 Year Service Provides One Phone Number Available Anywhere - Service To Be Sold at Walmart, RadioShack, Best Buy, Target, Fry's and Directly Through magicJack.com


slide Metaio presents Augmented Reality for Smart Watches - The world leader in augmented reality (AR) software and solutions, Metaio, today announced the first ever object recognition solution for smart watches. The technology company today released a video that demonstrates a computer vision-based health & lifestyle app for wearable devices implemented using Metaio technology.


slide 3DBin Announces Mobile App Launch - Instantly use your iPhone to create 3D photos of any object - A 360 degree panoramic photo of a hiking vista will capture the breadth of the beautiful view with a simple spin. You can share your creativity on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. You can even export your new 3D Photos as a video! 3DBin App offers a unique redo option that allows users to retake photos. This feature is useful when you want to make sure you keep the same distance from the object while taking pictures. The app will be available in the iTunes App Store July 14.


slide Point Grey Launches New Grasshopper3 Family of High Resolution GigE Vision PoE Camera - Point Grey, a world-leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced the introduction of the Grasshopperr3 GigE VisionT PoE camera family, an extension to the existing Grasshopper3 USB3 VisionT product line.


slide exactEarth ShipView Gives You Instant Access to Dynamic Shipping Information - exactEarth Ltd., the leading provider of Satellite AIS data services, announced today the release of exactEarth ShipViewT, providing customers with a modern web-based ship viewing tool. The ShipView platform is hosted entirely by exactEarth allowing users access from anywhere, any time.


slide Infographic - A view from the top of Silicon Valley - It's understood that the view from the highest point has the best strategic value - a 360o view offers constant visibility of surrounding activities, engagements, and threats. As innovation facilitators working as much with telcos and vendors as we do with startups, the Telecom Council is the highest point in Silicon Valley. We lean into all the innovation conversations, and share all the autonomized take-aways to help get more ideas to the market, faster

Do you have news about a new product, application, web service, developer tool, mashup, or ??? contact us at press[at]gisuser.com


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Sub-meter GNSS Receiver for the Apple iPad and iPhone

Fully authorized and approved by Apple, the iSXBlue II GNSS implements an Apple proprietary Bluetooth authentication feature allowing the NMEA GNSS data to replace the internal GPS location of the iPad or iPhone. Furthermore, a free SDK is available from Geneq to further utilize all the features of the iSXBlue II GNSS. The iSXBlue II GNSS uses both GPS and GLONASS with SBAS to attain 30cm/1 ft (RMS) accuracy in real-time using free SBAS corrections. In addition to Apple iPads and iPhones, it connects wirelessly to any smartphone, handheld, tablet computer or notebook computer that is Bluetooth-compliant.
 

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EVENT UPDATES

Browse this section to learn about mobile technology / wireless industry conferences, training, seminars,webinars, and relevant events. Feel free to make a suggestion for future consideration or contact us to promote your event.

Telematics West Coast - This October in San Diego the West Coast tech community and the automotive industry will unite to address the challenges and opportunities in delivering the next generation of smart content and services and how data might just hold the key to getting there. October 30-31 // Hilton San Diego, CA

FOSS4G PDX - The annual FOSS4G conference is the largest global gathering focused on open source geospatial software. FOSS4G brings together developers, users, decision-makers and observers from a broad spectrum of organizations and fields of operation. Sept. 8-13, 2014, Portland, OR

Girls Who Code Summer Program - "Our support for this initiative represents our commitment to invest in, encourage and empower more women pursuing opportunities in technology." - Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter

Telematics Munich - Telematics Munich is Europe's largest and most influential business conference & exhibition for the connected car industry. With over 1000 industry executives and more than 100 pioneering speakers set to attend, Telematics Munich is the one event that you cannot afford to miss this year. November 10-11 // Hotel Dolce Munich

Send your event info to editor[at]gisuser.com
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