BERWYN, Pa. and BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 29 : TruePosition, Inc., a leading provider of wireless location solutions and a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (attributed to its Liberty Capital Group), and Useful Networks, Inc., a mobile location and presence content enabling company, today announced that TruePosition has acquired a controlling interest in Useful Networks.
Useful Networks is focused on developing technology and applications that allow content providers to location enable mobile content in a cross-carrier environment. Useful Network's technology allows social networks, local search companies, mobile advertisers, and mobile gaming companies to add location-based elements to their services while keeping user location data secure and protected in accordance with wireless carrier policies.
Useful Networks was founded in 2006 by seasoned mobile content and location entrepreneurs: Brian Levin and David Hose. Before Useful Networks, Brian Levin started a company called Mobliss, and built the text voting system for American Idol, the first cross-carrier SMS aggregation platform. David Hose, prior to forming Useful Networks, worked at SignalSoft (now OpenWave) developing the location infrastructure for T-Mobile and Sprint.
"We are pleased to have access to the knowledge and experience of people like Brian Levin and David Hose," said Stephen Stuut, Chief Executive Officer of TruePosition, "We plan to leverage the capabilities of Useful Networks, so that TruePosition can simplify complex cross-carrier location services."
"We are thrilled to combine our business with TruePosition," stated Brian Levin, Chief Executive Officer of Useful Networks. "TruePosition has long been an established leader in wireless location infrastructure, and with our technology and expertise in mobile content, we are well positioned as consumer Location Based Services become increasingly popular."
About Useful Networks
Useful Networks acts as a location and presence content enabler allowing mobile content and service providers to receive subscriber location and presence information securely across different mobile networks. Useful Networks provides a secure platform that allows application providers to request location and presence information from mobile networks, while allowing mobile operators to safely and securely deliver location information; and for end-users to opt-in to services they desire and to be protected by others.
TruePosition is dedicated to the development and implementation of advanced wireless location products, services and devices, providing complete solutions to support the wireless location needs of the global marketplace. In addition to providing industry leading core location technologies, TruePosition supports all levels of the wireless location value chain to offer turnkey solutions.
TruePosition's foundation was built on the development of advanced location systems, which include handset, network and hybrid location solutions. Today, TruePosition can offer hybrid location systems that incorporate Cell ID, Enhanced Cell ID, Uplink Time Difference of Arrival, Angle of Arrival, and Assisted GPS to power the next generation of location- based services.
TruePosition is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation that is attributed to its Liberty Capital Group (NASDAQ:LINTA)(NASDAQ:LINTB)(NASDAQ:LCAPA)(NASDAQ:LCAPB).
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