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Google Latitude Is Being Shut Down On August 9th

Google Latitude
Google Latitude is a location-aware mobile application that was the successor of Dodgeball, a company that Google acquired in May 2005.  Google Latitude allowed mobile phone users to allow certain users to view their current location, similar to how Foursquare works today.  Dennis Crowley was the co-founder of Dodgeball and Foursquare.  Google announced today that Google Latitude will be shut down on August 9th.
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Google To Start Selling Glasses With Augmented Reality By End-Of-Year


According to several Google employee sources with the New York Times, the company will start selling a pair of glasses that will be able to stream information to the person wearing them in real-time. The glasses will be available to the public by the end of the year. The glasses will cost between about $250 and $600.
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Google Adds Leaderboard To Latitude


Google Inc. has quietly launched a new feature for Google Latitude called Google Leaderboard. Now when you check in to Google Latitude, you will start creeping to the top of your rankings between all of your connections. This functionality has been built in to Foursquare since their app launched. The Google Latitude Leaderboard is not available to everyone yet, but you can probably expect it to hit a phone near you soon. [Engadget]

Google Updates Latitude and Places iOS Apps


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has updated the iPhone applications Places and Latitude. Google Latitude is popular for its check-in services and Google Places is now available in 30 different languages.
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Google Latitude Adds A Check-In Feature To Android App


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) said that for the 10 million people that use Google Latitude, there is now a check-in feature on the Android. You can use Latitude to automatically update and share your location. Check ins add a certain context to the location you are at such as captions to a photo. Google Latitude will send you a notification when you arrive at a nearby place so you can easily check-in. Below is a video demo:
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Google Officially Launches Latitude App For iPhone


On December 8th I wrote about how the Google Latitude iPhone application will be releasing soon. Today Google has officially announced the Latitude iPhone application. The Google Latitude iPhone application shows you where your friends are on a Google Map. Between Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Symbian there are about 9 million mobile Google Latitude users. Check out the video demo below:
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Google Latitude iPhone Application Releasing Soon


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is releasing the Google Latitude iPhone application very soon. The Google Latitude app was released briefly on iTunes Japan, but was removed. It sounds like it was added prematurely, but should be coming back again soon to all the iTunes markets. Google Latitude will let you see where your friends are on a map. You can also share your location with anyone you want. [TechCrunch]

Google Maps For Android Now Has Latitude and Train Support


Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has improved Google Maps for Android version 4.3.  Google Maps for Android now have train schedules and the ability to find friends on Google Latitude.
Reviews are built into Google Maps now too.  So if you search for a restaurant, you can tap on it and read what people are saying about the food, service, selection, and atmosphere about that particular place. [Google Mobile Blog]