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GeoGuard and Skyhook Pioneer Media Piracy Protection for Film Industry

Aug 16, 2017   

Posted by Ronda Billings Morra

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Precise Location Data Enables Studios and Networks to Securely Pre-Release Content Without the Threat of Piracy

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, August 16, 2017 – GeoGuard, the geo-location piracy prevention experts and Skyhook, the world's leading behavioral location intelligence company, today announced a collaboration that provides the content industry with the industry's first solution that ensures viewers are verifiably watching films and TV at home. The solution is the first of its kind for the content industry and combines precise location data from Skyhook with today’s strongest defences against geo-piracy from GeoGuard.

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Topics: Press Releases, location data, location accuracy

The Wearables Industry is Evolving but Don’t Mistake it for Dead

Aug 4, 2017   

Posted by Melissa Burke

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As a recent CNBC article discussed, the wearables industry today looks markedly different from what industry experts had been predicting it would be a few years ago. Well known wearable brands such as Jawbone and Fitbit have taken severe financial hits in recent months, and consumers’ fickle attention spans have resulted in lower device usage overall. But the cries about the wearables industry being dead seem premature at this point. In fact, the IDC still predicts that the wearables market will grow 20% this year.

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Topics: Wearables, precisionlocation, location data

My.Sky Walkthrough: Monitoring an Active Project (Part 4 of 4)

Aug 2, 2017   

Posted by Keegan Ross

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This post marks the last blog of our My.Sky blog series. My.Sky is Skyhook's self-service customer portal that allows developers, customers and prospects to explore Skyhook’s product suite, create

and manage projects for Skyhook's products, search and review documentation and receive technical support. So far, we have gone through an introduction, creating a new project and creating a new campaign. In this tutorial, we're discussing how to monitor an active project. If you do not have an active project but want to get an idea of what one would look like, check out the sample projects generated when you created your My.Sky account. 

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Topics: devops, location data, self service platform

Venue Density Explained

Jul 31, 2017   

Posted by Brittany Dervan

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With so many location products and companies to choose from, it can be difficult to figure out which one will provide services at the quality level that best suits your needs. Location data is only useful if it accurately and dependably matches your particular use case. Achieving high accuracy and dependable performance in many situations - particularly in densely developed, highly urbanized areas - is complicated. Of course these complex and congested areas are usually the places where people tend to be.

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Topics: Geofencing, location data, venue density

My.Sky Walkthrough: Creating a New Campaign (Part 3 of 4)

Jul 26, 2017   

Posted by Keegan Ross

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In a previous blog post we discussed creating projects for Precision Location, Hyperlocal IP and Context. In order to setup and monitor geofences, you will need to create a new campaign. Each Context project allows you to create as many campaigns as you want that can span to any daily timespan that suits your needs.

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Topics: devops, location data, self service platform