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Skyhook’s Morgan: Leveraging the ‘Plumbing’ Behind Hyperlocal

John Hazard

Skyhook’s Morgan: Leveraging the ‘Plumbing’ Behind Hyperlocal

With all of the focus on location-aware devices these days, the companies whose technology powers those locating systems have become even more important. Skyhook uses WiFi access points, cellular phone towers and GPS satellites to locate mobile devices with 10- to 20-meter accuracy. It then plots your position on a map that services like Foursquare and Facebook Places can translate to a place with a name, like the bar you’re in or near.