Yahoo! Inc., the global internet company, announced the general availability of Fire Eagle, an open platform that helps users take their location to the web while giving them the ability to control how and where their location data is shared. Fire Eagle offers developers protocols for updating or accessing that information. Any networked service can use Fire Eagle to respond to a user's. Services include Brightkite, a location based social network, Dash, a two-way, internet-connected GPS navigation system, and Outside.in's Radar, which provides personalized local news.