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Lanyrd Jumps Into The Space Left By LinkedIn's Events App Closure With New Features
When Facebook is too much, use Go-Matic to create ad-hoc, mini-social networks

On The Heels Of Its Funding, Yext Gets A New Interface And Review Monitoring

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Last week Yext, a service that helps businesses synchronize their listings across the Web, announced a $27 million round of funding. (We heard it was at a $270 million valuation.) Today, it’s launching a new version of that service, aptly dubbed “The Next Yext.” Co-founder and CEO Howard Lerman says...
On The Heels Of Its Funding, Yext Gets A New Interface And Review Monitoring

1 Year Anniversary for Foursquare

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Location-based services have been a popular topic this week, as Twitter enabled geo-location features and Facebook announced the launch of a new location-based feature in April. Another location-based social network, Foursquare, marked their one year anniversary of their launch yesterday. While the primary use of the service is to ‘check-in’...
1 Year Anniversary for Foursquare

Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy Foursquare and Gowalla with one check in

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I didn’t write about the big location war at SXSW (between location-based apps like Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, Brightkite, Whrrl, and others). Why not? Because, well, MG Siegler at Techcrunch has been. But I did participate, and took notes and now I’m looking at what’s next: 1. These apps are...
Malleable social graphs and mini-mobs: why Facebook could destroy Foursquare and Gowalla with one check in

Twitter promotes its Location features as opt-in while Facebook prepares to launch its opt-out version

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Twitter promotes its Location features as opt-in while Facebook prepares to launch its opt-out version

Facebook to Launch Location Features Next Month - http://bit.ly/dCfxpP

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Facebook to Launch Location Features Next Month - http://bit.ly/dCfxpP

Google Bookmarks Adds Lists Feature for Social Bookmarking

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Google Bookmarks now includes an experimental feature (for English users) called Lists for privately saving links in buckets, sharing them with friends, or publicly publishing them to the Web. Coupled with the recent addition of stars in search, Google Bookmarks — an oft-ignored product — is a lot more...
Google Bookmarks Adds Lists Feature for Social Bookmarking

Skyhook Introduces In-Flight Location Services, Promises Better Battery Life For Background Apps

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Skyhook, the company that once powered Apple’s iOS location services and that pioneered WiFi positioning in 2003, today announced the latest version of its developer kit for Android. There are two major new features here that should bring some interesting new capabilities to Android apps in the near future. Most...
Skyhook Introduces In-Flight Location Services, Promises Better Battery Life For Background Apps

Speaking Of Creepy Location Features: Google’s Opt-Out Latitude Alerts

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The past couple of days have seen some brouhaha over location privacy issues. Please Rob Me brought up the potentially troubling issue of tweeting out your location updates (and Foursquare responded). But actually, Google is doing something that’s perhaps even creepier. While their Google Location Alerts feature is not new...
Speaking Of Creepy Location Features: Google’s Opt-Out Latitude Alerts
Facebook Is Taking Another Run At Killing Off Foursquare (FB)

NYT: Facebook Location Features Coming Next Month

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Facebook is finally going to enter the location game at this April’s f8 conference, according to a report this morning on the NYT’s Bits blog. And they’re looking to take Google head on. We’ve been hearing rumors about Facebook’s location features for a long time, but the buzz has picked...
NYT: Facebook Location Features Coming Next Month

Facebook Adding Location Features This Month [REPORT] - http://bit.ly/ayVwNS

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Facebook Adding Location Features This Month [REPORT] - http://bit.ly/ayVwNS

Kayak Teams Up With Skyhook To Bring Reliable Location Services To Its Kindle Fire App

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire is currently the most popular Android-powered tablet, but it doesn’t feature a GPS chip. Given how important location-based services have become, that’s a bit of a drawback for many developers and quite a few apps that want to access location features on Amazon’s tablet actually crash. To...
Kayak Teams Up With Skyhook To Bring Reliable Location Services To Its Kindle Fire App
In-depth on Facebook’s location engineering: How the new features came to be

Tencent's WeChat messaging app doubles user base to 200 million in 6 months

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Tencent, China’s largest Internet company, has revealed that its Weixin/WeChat messaging application has topped 200 million users just six months after hitting the 100 million mark, Tech in Asia reports. Founder and CEO Pony Ma outed the numbers at the government-sponsored China Internet Conference. Ma also pointed to a significant...
Tencent's WeChat messaging app doubles user base to 200 million in 6 months

Google Glass API documentation now live, Glassware sample code provided

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Google painted the broad strokes of its Mirror API for Glass at SXSW in March, and now it's released comprehensive documentation, replete with example code. Despite the fact that the application program interface is still in a limited developer preview, you can dig in and read up on everything...
Google Glass API documentation now live, Glassware sample code provided

Nokia to Launch Free Maps App with Offline Mode and Transit Directions for iOS

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Nokia today announced an expansion of its mapping services, launching a new "HERE" brand for the products and announcing that it will be introducing a new iOS mapping app in the coming weeks."People want great maps, and with HERE we can bring together Nokia's location offering to deliver people a...
Nokia to Launch Free Maps App with Offline Mode and Transit Directions for iOS

Gowalla Powering Location Results on Android With Skyhook Wireless

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Skyhook Wireless today announced that Gowalla, the location-based social networking service, has added its Core Engine to its Android application for location results. Up until now, Gowalla officials have been disappointed with location-based apps on Android, but they say that’s changed. On the iPhone, Gowalla uses built-in Skyhook location data...
Gowalla Powering Location Results on Android With Skyhook Wireless

Google Play Books for iOS catches up to Android version with mapping info, user guide

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Apple devices will finally get a Google Play Books update received by Android users back in September that packs a couple of useful new flourishes. The headliner is a geographical look-up feature that lets you see a description and Google Maps view of a location from a book just...
Google Play Books for iOS catches up to Android version with mapping info, user guide

Google+ app for Android updated with new photo-editing features, related hashtags and locations area

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Just days after Google’s I/O developer conference ended, the company is rolling out a new Google+ app for Android device which adds new photo and location features, as well as a revamped news stream. The new photos section now includes automatic back-ups, which will save users’ photos safely and privately...
Google+ app for Android updated with new photo-editing features, related hashtags and locations area

Speaking Of Creepy Location Features: Google’s Opt-Out Latitude Alerts http://tcrn.ch/bztcAp

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Speaking Of Creepy Location Features: Google’s Opt-Out Latitude Alerts http://tcrn.ch/bztcAp

10 Apps That Changed How We Think About Shopping (SBUX, AAPL, AMZN, EBAY, TGT)

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There was a time when e-commerce and bricks-and-mortar stores existed in separate worlds. Then came high-speed wireless and powerful smartphones, and the retailing world has never been the same. In the past, an example of online-offline crossover might be researching a purchase online and buying it in a store. But...
10 Apps That Changed How We Think About Shopping (SBUX, AAPL, AMZN, EBAY, TGT)

Will Facebook’s Location Features Matter?

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Facebook will soon launch location-enabled status updates. I think we’ve all known this was coming, but will it really matter? Facebook has the largest and most popular social network, but I don’t think that automatically means they will overtake services like Foursquare and Gowalla. Weren’t people saying Yelp was going...
Will Facebook’s Location Features Matter?

"Ambient Location" Didn't Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management

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It’s fair to say that the “ambient location” craze has passed. Several of the mobile apps intent on connecting people with friends and other recommended users nearby are still struggling to find mainstream adoption. Some, like Glancee and Glassmap have sold. Others, like Kismet, have moved into new product categories....
"Ambient Location" Didn't Work, So Business Networking App Intro Pivots To Mobile Group Management

Korean iPhone owners drop location tracking suit against Apple to focus on larger $25m case

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A group of disgruntled iPhone owners in Korea who sued Apple for violating their privacy with its location tracking service have withdrawn their suit to focus on a larger case, that could be worth $25 million. The collective of 29 people took action against Apple back in 2011 when they claimed...
Korean iPhone owners drop location tracking suit against Apple to focus on larger $25m case
Better location tools for more apps: Geoloqi is now on Appcelerator Titanium

Red Robot Labs to invest $2M in third-party developers making location games

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Red Robot Labs is announcing today that it will entice developers to make games for its mobile gaming location platform with $2 million in investment capital. Mountain View, Calif.-based Red Robot Labs is still a startup itself, having raised $13.5 million in two recent rounds. It launched its Life...
Red Robot Labs to invest $2M in third-party developers making location games

Betfair revamps its iPad app after strong mobile gambling growth

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Betting exchange may weave mobile-specific social and location features into its apps in the futureBetfair has relaunched its iPad app in response to what it says is strong demand from its customers for more tablet-focused features and interface.The app, which is now live in Apple's App Store, makes it faster...
Betfair revamps its iPad app after strong mobile gambling growth

Better Than Getting Rich Quick: Startup Geoloqi Gets A Deal For The Long Haul

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Geoloqi was a smart little startup from Portland, Ore., that made software for telling a smartphone where in the world it is. All kinds of investors wanted a piece of the action, but Geoloqi said no, no, no. Its founders wanted to find a fit, not an "exit," a...
Better Than Getting Rich Quick: Startup Geoloqi Gets A Deal For The Long Haul
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