Skyhook Teams Up with Samsung

Boston-based Skyhook Wireless, a geo-location software firm, announced today it has formed a partnership with Samsung Electronics to put its location-aware technology on Samsung mobile devices. Financial details weren’t given, but the deal adds a significant player to Skyhook’s growing list of partners, which includes Apple (iPhone and iPad), Motorola (Android phones), Dell, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments. Skyhook’s core technology determines a device’s location based on the identities of nearby Wi-Fi networks; it also uses GPS satellite and cellular network information. The company was founded in 2003, and its investors include RRE Ventures, Bain Capital, Intel Capital, and CommonAngels.

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