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Google Says Mobile Location Data is 'Valuable'

   
12:03 pm on May 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Google Says Mobile Location Data is 'Valuable' [online.wsj.com]

Google Inc.'s collection of location information from millions of mobile devices and personal computers is "extremely valuable" to the company's future business, according to an email written by a Google product manager last year.

That email and others, which are part of a public filing in a lawsuit against Google last year, shed new light on the company's thinking about the need to gather location-related data. Such information is essential for a growing number of mobile applications and websites to function properly, the emails indicate.
12:28 pm on May 5, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Tough luck Google! We can't always get our way.