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Google is stepping up its mobile tracking services. The company added a Location History feature to its Google Latitude application, which specifies locations users have visited, as well as a Google Map which outlines where users can receive flu shots. The increased mobile tracking capabilities come just after Google acquired mobile advertising company AdMob, and shows Google’s dedication to mobile services. It is also controversial among users, who believe the company knows too much about their daily lives.

LinkedIn is the latest social network to connect directly with Twitter. After months of Facebook and MySpace being able to receive Twitter updates, the social network for professionals has finally caught up. While users will now be able to update their LinkedIn status via Twitter, and vice versa, the service had previously only been available to LinkedIn members who utilized third party services like Ping.FM.

Verizon has a new device that will turn 3G signals into Wi-Fi signals. The MiFi2200, a small gadget which retails for $130, does just that. While the incredibly useful device can power enough Wi-Fi for five machines to use, the $60/month service charge still puts it out of reach for consumers looking for a quick fix.

After Yahoo brought free Wi-Fi to Times Square, Google one upped the search giant by announcing that it will launch free wireless Internet at 47 airports in the US. The search giant is also sponsoring free wireless access on all Virgin America Flights. The free Wi-Fi, which started yesterday, will run until the middle of January 2010.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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