Apple said April 27 that it has never tracked iPhone users' locations and dismissed the possibility of doing so in the future. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company said that although it does not monitor devices' locations, it does so in relation to nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and cell towers "which may be located more than 100 miles away from your iPhone." The company said the monitoring is "anonymous and encrypted" and used to calculate a device's location through GPS systems.
OfficeMax launched a location-based rewards program this week that allows consumers to receive a $10 virtual savings card for "checking in" at any retail location using Facebook Places. The goal of the program, designed by OfficeMax's social media AOR Tribal DDB New York, is to increase consumer participation in the company's ink recycling and refilling program.
Yahoo has acquired Indonesia-based mobile, social and location-based technology company Koprol for an undisclosed sum.
What's in our mailbox this month: fitness postcards from Retro Fitness, American Woman Fitness Centers, Union's United Taekwondo Academy, and Bally Total Fitness. (We're totally pumped.)
Social data can improve a brand's bottom line and customer relationships. Just ask brands Infiniti and Diamond Nexus.
Here are three must-have data sets that every marketer should include in his or her email strategy.