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Company Overview of Skyhook Wireless, Inc.

Company Overview

Skyhook Wireless, Inc. develops global location and context software products to customers in the United States and Europe. It offers Context Accelerator, a platform that combines location data with a layer of context to allow customers deliver personalized relevant content and dynamic experiences to mobile users. The company’s Context Accelerator facilitates retail applications looking to enhance their monthly active users or an SSP or publisher in search of new revenue stream to know their users and reach them with location context-initiated experiences; and Precision Location solution that delivers accurate positioning. It provides solutions for applications, advertising, devices, enterpr...

41 Farnsworth Street

3rd Floor

Boston, MA 02210

United States

Founded in 2003

Phone:

617-314-9802

Fax:

617-812-0208

Key Executives for Skyhook Wireless, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 49
Founder and Director
Vice President of Finance
Chief Operating Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Skyhook Wireless, Inc. Key Developments

Skyhook Wireless Enters into Partnership with CAMS LLC to Provide Wi-Fi Location Services in the State of New Jersey

Skyhook Wireless announced a partnership with CAMS LLC to provide Wi-Fi location services in the state of New Jersey. CAMS will use Skyhook's Certified Location combined with its Certified Location for Web (formerly known as Loki) product as part of the CAMS suite of geolocation and related services to ensure that people who are gaming online are actually inside New Jersey state lines. Skyhook Certified Location uses data from multiple sources to produce a corroborated, tamper-resistant location result that ensures a user's location even if they are trying to thwart geolocation measures. By combining data from GPS, cell radio, Wi-Fi access points, and IP addresses, Skyhook Certified Location is able to locate users with maximum confidence and detect when location sources are being faked. Not only is Skyhook Precision Location SDK the precise way to determine location, the Certified Location feature identifies fake GPS, recognizes proxy-based IP addresses designed to mask IP location. In addition, Skyhook Precision Location SDK detects if the device is a remote controlled computer sitting outside of the state of New Jersey and uses a hardened version of the W3C Geolocation function to increase the security of the location information. Using proprietary and applications, CAMS provides merchants in the gaming industry with the tools they need to reduce risk, comply with regulation and increase profitability. Merchants leverage CAMS expertise in payment connections, Know Your Customer services, geo-location and fraud management - all through a single agreement integration, thereby saving time, money and valuable resources.

Skyhook Wireless, Inc. Presents at 10th Annual East Coast Technology Growth Conference, Oct-15-2013

Skyhook Wireless, Inc. Presents at 10th Annual East Coast Technology Growth Conference, Oct-15-2013 . Venue: Westin Copley Square, Boston, Massachusetts, United States.

Comodo Integrates Skyhook Wireless, Inc.'s Hybrid Location Technology into Android Anti-Theft App

Skyhook Wireless, Inc. and Comodo announced a partnership to integrate Skyhook's hybrid location platform into Comodo's Anti-Theft app for Android devices. Comodo's Anti-Theft for Android is a new service that enables customers to remotely locate, lock and recover a lost or stolen Android smartphone or tablet. The app contains innovative features, including an ability to remotely capture and upload photos of whoever is operating the missing device to aid authorities in their recovery efforts and also in identifying the thief. Designed to address the security, monitoring and management needs of users with limited time and IT support, Comodo's new Anti-Theft app further extends the depth and reach of Comodo's Internet Security Software Suite of services.

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