In-Location Alliance promises better indoor mapping

Indoor location services have today received a big boost with the announcement of an industry consortium aimed at promoting them.

BT sues Google claiming widespread patent infringement

The UK's biggest service provider, BT, has become the latest company to sue Google claiming patent infringement.

A careless check-in costs lives, says Air Force

The Air Force is warning its troops not to use location-based services such as FourSquare, Facebook Places and Gowalla because they could, er, give away their location.

Cellphones taking over satnav market

Dedicated navigation devices such as those from TomTom and Garmin could be on the way out, according to ComScore.

Nokia buys location software company MetaCarta

Nokia has acquired MetaCarta, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based location services provider.