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Growth Of Geo- & Location-Based Services, 2011-2012 [CHART]

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Growing numbers of smartphone owners are using location-based information services: Nearly three-quarters (74%) say they use their smartphone to get real-time location-based information, up from the 55% who said so a year earlier, according to a study by Pew Research.

Moreover, 18% of surveyed smartphone owners say they use a geosocial service such as Foursquare to “check in” to certain locations or share their location with friends. That’s up from a reported 12% in May 2011. Read the rest at MarketingProfs.