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Submission + - Behind the "My Location" Errors in Google (xconomy.com)

waderoush writes: "Ever since Google added the "My Location" feature this week to the desktop and laptop version of Google Maps, allowing Firefox and Chrome users to see their current location on a map, people have been reporting bizarre location errors — Manhattanites, for example, are being told by Google that they're in Austin, TX. Ted Morgan, the CEO of Boston-based location software provider Skyhook Wireless, talked about the problems in an interview Friday. Skyhook's Wi-Fi-based location-finding technology was passed over when Mozilla adopted Google's own location services toolkit for Firefox 3.5 in April; Morgan says that was unfortunate for Web app developers, because Google's "crowdsourced" database of Wi-Fi access point locations is far less reliable than Skyhook's."
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