Google to challenge Loopt with Latitude

Google to challenge Loopt with Latitude

Summary: Google has announced a new location-based service similar to Loopt called Latitude. With it you can:See where your friends are and what they are up toQuickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone callA FAQ notes that the service is launching on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 and that Google hopes to release iPhone and  Android versions "soon.

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Google has announced a new location-based service similar to Loopt called Latitude. With it you can:

  • See where your friends are and what they are up to
  • Quickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone call

A FAQ notes that the service is launching on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 and that Google hopes to release iPhone and  Android versions "soon."

Topics: Laptops, Collaboration, Google, Hardware, Mobility

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  • Big Brother

    OK, am I the only one who is getting scared by Google lately?

    What's next? A Google employee coming up to me on the street with a laptop so I can click on a sponsored link?
    thefredelement
  • RE: Google to challenge Loopt with Latitude

    Can anyone tell me why I need to know where my friends are and what they are up to. This smells of a 'big brother' by Google. Here are the tools to spy on your friends.
    Dennis.Keeling@...
  • RE: Google to challenge Loopt with Latitude

    There can be some times when you really need to know where the other people are. Other than that it's just a stalking device.
    Dealing
  • RE: Google to challenge Loopt with Latitude

    There are already much better products (and more popular) than Latitude on the Android platform. Check out LifeAware http:\\www.lifeaware.net one of the top 50 winners of the Google ADC I and what Google ripped off to design Latitude.
    Smalltalker
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