Skyhook Wireless, which powers location and triangulation technology for GPS-enabled phones, has recently opened their mass of location-based data in a collaboration with SimpleGeo.

Skyhook Wireless, which powers location and triangulation technology for GPS-enabled phones, has recently opened their mass of location-based data in a collaboration with SimpleGeo. Commenting on access to data collected from 300 million location requests per day, O’Reilly Radar shares some thoughts below:

This is a new type of data. Never before has something like SpotRank been released. It will be used mobile apps and mobile ads (it could cost more to show an ad in a busy part of a city). I can also see it being used city planners and corporate real estate agents everywhere. It will also give us great insights into human behavior.

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