Foursquare unveils location-based ad service
Location-based social network Foursquare on Tuesday unveiled a new service that aims to deliver targeted ads to customers "based on the places they go in the physical world."
Posture affects infants' capacity to identify objects, study finds
Generally taken for granted, our capacity to immediately recognise, name and associate thousands of objects with memories – under various viewing conditions – still remains a mystery. It is well-known ...
Chimpanzees will travel for preferred foods, innovate solutions
Just as humans will travel to their favorite restaurant, chimpanzees will travel a farther distance for preferred food sources in non-wild habitats, according to a new study from scientists at Chicago's Lincoln ...
Data-driven audience targeting expands to drone tests in LA
Turning smartphones into personal, real-time pollution monitors
As urban residents know, air quality is a big deal. When local pollution levels go up, the associated health risks also increase, especially for children and seniors. But air pollution varies widely over ...
NOAA satellites helped in the rescue of 240 people last year
NOAA's fleet of weather satellites helped save 240 people last year from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters.
Satellites helping to assess risk of epidemics
Learning about our enemy through satellites is helping us to combat diseases spread by insects and other pests.
Facebook's privacy update: 5 things to know
Target buys Pittsburgh shopping technology firm
Target Corp. has acquired a Pittsburgh company that says its software platform brings "an Amazon-like shopping experience" to in-store customers.
Can Whisper, an app for anonymous confessions, protect users' identities?
Can an app that people anonymously share confessions on, some of which become fodder for news stories, protect the users' identities? That's the issue surrounding Whisper this week.
Verizon launches rewards program with tracking
Verizon Wireless is launching a nationwide loyalty program this week for its 100-million-plus subscribers. There's a twist, though: To earn points for every dollar spent, subscribers must consent to have their movements tracked ...
New system would allow individuals to pick and choose what data to share with websites, mobile apps
Cellphone metadata has been in the news quite a bit lately, but the National Security Agency isn't the only organization that collects information about people's online behavior. Newly downloaded cellphone ...
Transparency is key for marketers using location-based micro-marketing, expert says
Marketers have recently latched on to Apple's iBeacon technology, which extends location services in its iOS mobile operating systems. iBeacon is being used in Major League Baseball and by a number of companies to hyperserve ...
MH370 should make us rethink how we monitor planes
Search ships may be honing in on the black box from missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 after weeks of searching. But whether they are successful or not, the difficulty they have encountered along the way ...