Skyhook Signs Up Intel, Citysearch

2/15/11

Boston-based Skyhook, a wireless technology firm, said today that Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has licensed its location-finding software and will make the technology available on Intel chip-based devices. Skyhook also announced that Citysearch, the online local guide, has integrated Skyhook’s technology into its mobile and deals apps for Android devices. Financial details of the two agreements were not given. Skyhook’s software determines the location of a mobile device by combining data from Wi-Fi access points, GPS, and cell towers. The company is currently embroiled in a legal battle with Google over location-based intellectual property and business practices.

Gregory T. Huang is Xconomy's Deputy Editor, National IT Editor, and the Editor of Xconomy Boston. You can e-mail him at gthuang@xconomy.com or call him at 617-252-7323. Follow @

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