geolocation data

Marketers Can Now Buy Keyword-Based Mobile Ads for 100 Million Worldwide Locations

BARCELONA, Spain—A number of location-based ad-tech players are at Mobile World Congress this week to talk about the shift from online to real-world advertising, and xAd's pitch to global marketers is particularly interesting.

Foursquare’s Potentially Game-Changing New Tool Can Measure Foot Traffic Generated by Digital Ads

Foursquare is now in the offline sales attribution game.  The social/location discovery platform is going after retail marketing budgets and promising to connect digital ads—and not just Foursquare ads, but those from across the Web and mobile apps—with actual visits to physical stores.

Franken Unsatisfied With Ford’s Data Collection Practices

As far as Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is concerned, Ford's in-car data collection practices don't measure up. Franken reached out to Ford last month, asking the carmaker to explain what data location information the company collects, how it obtains customers' permission to collect data, and how it shares the data.

Your Car’s Navigation System Is Sharing Your Data Too

A new government report concludes that in-car navigation systems may be driving away with too much data about drivers’ whereabouts.

FTC Takes Dim View of Flashlight App That Shared Users’ Location Data Without Permission

The Federal Trade Commission took a dim view of one of the most popular mobile apps after discovering the Brightest Flashlight Free app deceived consumers by sharing their location information without their knowledge.

Stores Can’t Track You Unless You Permit Them [Updated]

A number of analytics companies that offer technology which can track consumers via their mobile devices as they shop have agreed to a privacy code of conduct that gives consumers the opportunity to opt-out.

Facebook Could Map Out Local Search, Ads With Waze Deal

Facebook is mapping out an acquisition of crowdsourced traffic navigation mobile app Waze, according to reports from three Israeli publi

You Shouldn’t Trust Mobile Location Data

Location data for mobile ad campaigns gets a bad rap these days with advertisers, and for good reason.

There Is a Good Chance You Are Being Tracked While You Shop

Euclid, a Palo Alto, Calif.-based start-up that tracks consumer shopping habits in stores via their WiFi enabled smart phones has run smack dab into the ongoing privacy debate in Washington about whether consumers should have to opt-out of being tra

Foursquare’s Crowley: Our Users Are Real-World Google Crawlers

Foursquare is in the midst of a fundamental paradigm shift, stepping beyond its reputation as the check-in king and toward the more functional (and potentially lucrative) location-recommendation market. Speaking Monday at South by Southwest, Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley made it clear that the business does more than just dole out badges.