Loopt Expands to AT&T
Today Loopt announced that it is now available on a handful of handsets on AT&T's network. Loopt now spans all the major U.S. wireless networks. Loopt, which is a location-based service that enables users to share their location information with friends, will work on the following AT&T devices: Motorola V9x and Z9, Nokia 6650, Pantech c610 and Matrix, Samsung a637, Propel and Rugby, and the Sony Ericsson w760a. The service costs $4 per month and has over 1 million subscribers.
Facebook Adds More Control Over Location Sharing In Messenger
Facebook today altered the way it handles location sharing within Messenger. Previously, Messenger allowed users to set their location-sharing status to on or off.
Google Maps Improves Location-Sharing Tools
Google today made it possible for Maps users to share their exact location with friends and family. In Maps, users need only tap the blue dot (signifying their location) and select those with whom they'd like to share.
Cablevision Launching FreeWheel WiFi-Based Phone
Cablevision today announced FreeWheel, a wireless service that relies wholly on WiFi networks rather than cellular networks. FreeWheel will offer unlimited voice calls (via VoIP), messaging, and data for $30 per month.
Facebook Messenger Gains Live Location Sharing
Facebook today made it possible for people to share their real-time location with others using Messenger. The optional tool is available to both Android and iOS devices.
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