The 'Big Data' service Infochimps now offers IP geolocation from Digital Element. Infochimps is best known for making huge datasets available as bulk downloads and through RESTful APIs. Digital Element has traditionally offered enterprise level services to large companies like AOL, CNN, and Ask.Com. Both companies hope that the Infochimps RESTful API interface and aggressive entry pricing will entice smaller companies to use the service.
Google was pleased to announced new LocationServices APIs within release 11 of its Google Play services SDK. The new APIs greatly reduce the number of manual steps required by code to use certain location services. The new APIs automate many tasks and lessens the chance of errors.