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GoAntenna: 10 Mile Cell Communications – Without Towers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

GoTenna has developed a 6-inch-long antenna that connects to iPhones and Android phones via Bluetooth low energy. The antenna then transmits the data to other GoTennas through proprietary protocols, at 151-154 MHz. You can send text messages up to 160 characters as well as share your location on offline maps. The gadget is available for […]

Orbcomm Launches Space-based Vessel Tracking Satellites

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched six LEO comsats to modernize Orbcomm’s orbital fleet of messaging satellites. ORBCOMM says the six satellites’ solar panels and antennas deployed properly, and are connecting to their Gateway Earth Stations around the world. The flight was supposed to take off in early May, but persistent technical issues with the […]

Digital Ad Spending: Over the Top?

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 16th, 2014

Will Google, Facebook or others invest in wireless? Let’s look at the numbers provided by eMarketer. While nobody’s projections can be expected to be very accurate, I’m fond of eMarkerter’s charts. They’re clear and don’t equivocate. According to eMarketer, advertisers in the US and Canada both devoted around one-quarter of total media budgets to digital […]

Real-time Transportation Map Apps

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 8th, 2014

If you want to track trains in real time on the Boston MBTA you now have a choice of two different maps,reports Google Maps Mania. The Boston Train Track shows the current position of Boston trains on an OpenStreetMap. The trains are color-coded by line and the train markers indicate the direction of travel. Live […]

Municipalities use Apps to Collect Real-time Data

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 7th, 2014

Rio de Janeiro, home of the final match of the World Cup, is the first city in the world to collect real-time data, both from drivers who use the Waze navigation app and pedestrians who use the public-transportation app Moovit giving it an unprecedented view on thousands of moving points across the sprawling city. Rio […]

Incubator for Digital Storytellers

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 3rd, 2014

Oregon Story Board is an accelerator to help digital storytellers create companies, explains Rick Turoczy of Silicon Florist. The startup incubator is now accepting applications for the first class of its accelerator program. The collaborative working environment is housed at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It offers a four-month program where companies receive […]