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August 13, 2008

Fire Eagle…Yahoo!!

by @ 10:18 am. Filed under Technology

Look! Up in the sky, Its a bird, no its a plane…no its Fire Eagle (as of yesterday that is). Fire Eagle is a new location sharing platform being offered by Yahoo. And its Free. Fire Eagle allows you to share your exact location through your cell phone or computer (did I mention it is free?). Why would anyone want to let the world know his/her “exact location”? For one thing because it is free. And it can turn an ordinary application into something extraordinary. Let me give you an example. You’re in Washington DC. You feel like some Italian food for dinner. Log into a “place finding” application. Type in Italian Restaurants and then Fire Eagle tells the application exactly exact where you are, right down to the street…In seconds your computer/phone screen is displaying every Italian Restaurant in the area. Oh, I see, you want/need a little more privacy. Well “the service allows you to authorize just how much information you want to share with the apps” (PC World). And once a month Fire Eagle will send you an email reminding you what you are sharing. I know it all sounds very Orwellian, but it can offer some convenient services.

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