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Skyhook battles Google in court

Fight is over control of smartphone location technology

By Scott Kirsner
Globe Correspondent / November 6, 2011

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In April of last year, Ted Morgan had two tough brushes with giants of the tech world: Apple and Google. The story of what happened to Morgan’s start-up, Boston-based Skyhook Inc., illustrates just how valuable information about your whereabouts has become. Almost as soon as it was founded in 2003, Skyhook stumbled into a problem that would turn out to be crucial to the fast-growing world of mobile devices.

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