#LDS15 How Technology Could Kill the Internet of Things

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These days, technology can do almost anything. But Amber Case, director at geographic information system company ESRI and the self-proclaimed cyborg anthropologist, thinks the frenzy of development may actually be holding back innovation.

How Esri’s Amber Case Plans to Make Technology Invisible

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At the Street Fight Local Data Summit in Denver on Tuesday, Esri R&D Director Amber Case spoke about ‘calm technology’ and the future of location data. Case, who sold her startup Geoloqi to Esri in 2012, argued that mobile data should empower people and bring meaning to their lives by making interactions invisible…

Esri’s Amber Case: Why ‘Less Is More’ With Local Data

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As far as technologists are concerned, few in the industry are more familiar with the nuts and bolts of how location data is made than Amber Case. A self-proclaimed “cyborg anthropologist,” she sold her startup Geoloqi, which built positioning algorithms for developers, to Esri last year, and today, she heads up the 45-year-old mapping firm’s R&D center. Street Fight recently caught up with Case to discuss what we might expect from location data in the years to come…

Street Fight Daily: Directories File for Bankruptcy, Foursquare Searches for Funding

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technology.Directory Firms Dex One, SuperMedia File for Bankruptcy (Reuters)… Foursquare Aims At A Moving Target As It Tries To Close Another Round Of Funding (TechCrunch)… Flashlight Apps, Location and Why Consumers Still Don’t Understand Privacy (The Next Web)…

Street Fight Daily: Journatic Exposed, Living Social Experiments

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal content, commerce, and technologyJournatic worker takes ‘This American Life’ inside outsourced journalism (Poynter)… LivingSocial Experiments With Daily Deals, and It’s Like a Virtual Club Med (All Things D)… Mobile Is Where The Growth Is (AVC)… With “Connected Apps,” Foursquare Firms Its Position As The Social Network For Places (TechCrunch)… Making Location Services Slick & Simple (Inc.)… With Google Now, Android Puts Apple’s Siri To Shame(SAI)

Geoloqi CEO: ‘Your Phone Is a Remote Control for Reality’

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t Street Fight Summit West on Tuesday afternoon Geoloqi co-founder Amber Case described a world in which smartphone users could get their prescriptions filled automatically upon entering their local pharmacies, or be checked-in automatically upon arriving at hotels: “This is about predicting your future experience based on location, using your own data,” Case said…

Street Fight Daily: The Gap Geo-Fences, Loopt Sells, Gowalla Shutters

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A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Gap Campaign Rethinks Old-School Bus Station Ads (TechCrunch)…

Loopt Sale Shows Future of Location Is Commerce (GigaOm)…

Foursquare Nears 20 Million Users And Crowley Talks About His Co-founder’s Recent Departure (Business Insider)…

Geoloqi’s Amber Case Wants to Simplify LBS App-making

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Case, who is known in other circles as a “cyborg anthropologist,” talked with Street Fight recently about the big issues affecting location-sharing and GPS technology, where Geoloqi fits into the LBS ecosystem, and why geolocation is all about “utility.”