Earlier today I was at the Brickhouse in San Francisco as Tom Coates, head of the Fire Eagle team, announced the release of Fire Eagle, which had been in private beta. The offering is intended to be something of a clearinghouse or “switchboard” (Coates’ words) to help users “manage location” across the internet and on participating mobile applications.

Fire Eagle isn’t a destination itself. Rather one could think of it as a location-aware “platform” that others can build upon.

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