I forgot to post about some deals that MS made with Qualcomm, so check this article on Technology Review if you care for an appetizer and get the real meat in a pretty lucid interview by Carlo Ratti from the SENSEable City Consortium, a MIT project. Ratti exposes a series of extraordinarly clear ideas about the usage or not of location data:
"[...]when you see all the dynamics of the city in real time, is not only to optimize your trip but also to really get the pulse of the city."MS also made available the beta version of its Windows CE 6 for its closest friends. And will open source some of it.