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Glancee: A Nice-Guy Ambient Social Location App For Normal People

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Some of us can’t be bothered to check in, but still want to find interesting people nearby. The challenge for developers is how to do this in a way that is both useful and not creepy. Glancee, available for both iOS and Android, gets closer to solving these problems than...
Glancee: A Nice-Guy Ambient Social Location App For Normal People
Foursquare CEO Looks Beyond Mobile Handsets: Anywhere There's A Screen, We Want To Be On It

Foursquare's New Series D Round Of $41M Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation

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Foursquare, the social, location-based check-in app that has been pivoting into becoming a more of platform for local search, has finally closed its Series D round of funding. Foursquare tells TechCrunch that it is $41 million, led by Silver Lake Partners in the form of a multi-year loan from the...
Foursquare's New Series D Round Of $41M Helps It Delay Tricky Questions About Its Valuation

Apps Rush: Wrapp, Shopitize, Kinoma Play, Photosynth, The Beerdog, Glitch HQ, Frank Turner, Rolex and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 13 March 2012A selection of 12 new apps for you today:WrappSocial gifting app Wrapp has launched in the UK, getting people to connect their Facebook accounts to get a list of free and paid-for gift cards to send to friends. Retailers and...
Apps Rush: Wrapp, Shopitize, Kinoma Play, Photosynth, The Beerdog, Glitch HQ, Frank Turner, Rolex and more
Report: iPhone Maps app to feature Yelp check-ins

Nokia Maps for Windows Phone makeover brings friends' photos and reviews, favorites syncing

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Nokia Maps is a cornerstone of the Lumia line, so it's more than a little vital that the Windows Phone app keep up with the smartphone pack. The just-posted 2.0 update catches up in a big way to Google Maps on social location: travelers can now add reviews and...
Nokia Maps for Windows Phone makeover brings friends' photos and reviews, favorites syncing

Apps Rush: Spider-Man AR Book, Click A Taxi, LG Cloud, BurgerQuest, Spotify, BNDWGN and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 26 June 2012A selection of seven new and notable apps for you today:Spider-Man AR Book HDSpider-Man and augmented reality, together at last! Is that what Spidey fans have been waiting for? No matter. Disney's latest iPad app for its Marvel subsidiary promises...
Apps Rush: Spider-Man AR Book, Click A Taxi, LG Cloud, BurgerQuest, Spotify, BNDWGN and more

SnapNest’s Twitter image-search app goes pro, with new social, location and favorite features

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We first covered SnapNest back in February, an iOS app that gives users access to real-time Twitter image search. With the app, you can search for images on Twitter using specific keywords, view images related to trending topics or, by using the iPhone’s location awareness, you can search for pictures...
SnapNest’s Twitter image-search app goes pro, with new social, location and favorite features
Foursquare Adds Bios To Profile Pages, Evolving As A More Self-Contained Social Network

Facebook SoLoMo-fies The Platform, Lets Apps Tag Friends and Places

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Get ready for another wave of social location-based mobile apps. Facebook has just opened new APIs that allow apps on its platform to tag posts with friends and Places, read the location of your old posts, and search for specific posts by coordinates and distance parameters. For example, Facebook explains...
Facebook SoLoMo-fies The Platform, Lets Apps Tag Friends and Places
Fly Or Die: Highlight

Apps Rush: The Sandbox, 101 Ideas: Flying With Kids, Calpol and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 22 May 2012It had to happen eventually: a slow apps day, with just five new and notable apps to tell you about:The SandboxThere are plenty of Minecraft clones in the apps world, but The Sandbox does something different with the pixelly world-building...
Apps Rush: The Sandbox, 101 Ideas: Flying With Kids, Calpol and more

Is Mixer The Mobile Social Location-Based App We've Been Looking For? Maybe...

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In the last few month we’ve seen the rise of location-based mobile networking the like of which some people envisioned a while ago but few executed on. And the executions are patchy but often interesting. Banjo aggregates geo-tagged information from other services like 4sq, Twitter etc. Sonar uses your 4sq...
Is Mixer The Mobile Social Location-Based App We've Been Looking For? Maybe...

TomTom gets social, adds Foursquare to iPhone nav app

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Ever hear of So-Lo-Mo, or social-local-mobile? If not, you will as it’s a growing trend and navigation company TomTom is embracing it. The company released a new version of its TomTom App for iPhone on Tuesday that includes full Foursquare support. This follows the prior app update, which added Facebook...
TomTom gets social, adds Foursquare to iPhone nav app

First Major Acquisition Gets Big Fish Games Into Mobile, Social, Location — And The Bay Area

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Big Fish Games is having some significant firsts this year, a decade after Paul Thelen founded the casual game developer and publisher. One is its largest acquisition to date: Oakland-based Social Concepts, the parent company of mobile social casino game developer Self Aware Games. Another is strong revenue growth —...
First Major Acquisition Gets Big Fish Games Into Mobile, Social, Location — And The Bay Area
Opera Mini for Android 7.5 gets a social, location-based reboot

The Eye Test: Determining What Problems Ambient Location Apps Solve

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After calling shenanigans on ambient social location apps last week, the reaction I have seen has been mixed. For the most part people agree with me: these apps will be consumer duds. The technology and philosophy behind many of these apps is sound as the concept of implicit social graphs...
The Eye Test: Determining What Problems Ambient Location Apps Solve

Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds

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I am calling shenanigans on this year's SXSW fad. The microclimate that is SXSW and San Francisco often creates hype for services that, ultimately, no one is going to really care about. Foursquare and Twitter did well at SXSW in their growth phases but those companies may prove to...
Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds

See Nokia's smartphones of the future... from 2006

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Vintage Nokia World videos show how the company was thinking pre-iPhoneNokia's latest set of financial results shows the challenges the company is facing as it tries to establish itself as a significant smartphone maker in the years ahead. But what about the ideas it had a few years ago?There's an...
See Nokia's smartphones of the future... from 2006

Foursquare promises 'a lot of love' for UK brands and users

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Omid Ashtari admits that the social location service needs to do more to win Brits round to social locationFoursquare is courting retailers, businesses and media companies in the UK in an effort to make its social location app more popular among British smartphone owners.Business development executive Omid Ashtari, who is...
Foursquare promises 'a lot of love' for UK brands and users

Intro takes on Highlight and Glancee with LinkedIn-fuelled matching

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Social location app wants to help startups find the right people around themHere's the main thing that bothers me about buzzy social location apps like Highlight and Glancee, which help you connect with likeminded strangers nearby. People evangelising these apps seem to see them as professional networking tools, yet they...
Intro takes on Highlight and Glancee with LinkedIn-fuelled matching

Watch Live Now: SocialLoco, the Convergence of the Social Web, Mobile and Local-Business

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Today is one of Silicon Valley’s top conferences for the convergence of the social web, mobile and local-business; Social-Loco. Social-Loco will dive into social, location and mobile web convergence, and what that means for the tech ecosystem, brands, agencies and consumers. Learn from real-world successes in daily deals, location-based services and...
Watch Live Now: SocialLoco, the Convergence of the Social Web, Mobile and Local-Business

Why Kismet Is Not an App Away

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Kismet is an app, a feeling, a fleeting moment. It is one's fate or destiny - a predetermined course of events. If you believe in all that kind of stuff, of course. The makers of the Kismet app, along with other ambient location-based social apps which quietly tell you which...
Why Kismet Is Not an App Away

Banjo Hits 1 Million Users, Signaling Mainstream Interest in Social Location Apps

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The mobile app Banjo hit a million users this week, suggesting that a new crop of location-based social apps may become popular with mainstream users despite......
Banjo Hits 1 Million Users, Signaling Mainstream Interest in Social Location Apps
Nitrogram Raises $1M To Mine The Growing Instagram Eco-System For Businesses

Pota-Toss launches in beta to bring location awareness to mobile gaming

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Location-based mobile game Pota-Toss is now available in beta in Latin America, its parent company Saborstudio announced today during TNW Conference Latin America. A DreamIt Ventures alum, the startup is also one of our Start-Up Battle finalists, and it took the opportunity of its on-stage pitch to unveil its next game, Antsquare. As...
Pota-Toss launches in beta to bring location awareness to mobile gaming

Parallel Mafia bringing the future of organized crime to mobile devices and (possibly) Facebook

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Developer PerBlue is following up sleeper location-based hit Parallel Kingdom with Parallel Mafia, a new social location game for iOS and Android devices that lets players establish a criminal empire in a cyberpunk future. Parallel Mafia casts players as future criminals and gang members, staking out territories of real world cities they...
Parallel Mafia bringing the future of organized crime to mobile devices and (possibly) Facebook

ASUS promises cloud service announcement due at Computex

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ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih recently spoke at Business Next in Taiwan about the future of computers and technology. The talk, embedded as a video below thanks to NetbookNews, included talk of the social, location, and mobile experience in future products, though it especially contained an announcement about a cloud service...
ASUS promises cloud service announcement due at Computex
Video: Dennis Crowley Says Half Of Foursquare’s Users Are Outside The U.S. [TCTV]

Foursquare Aims At A Moving Target As It Tries To Close Another Round Of Funding

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This year’s SXSWi did not the herald the next Big Thing in tech, as some guessed it wouldn’t, but it wasn’t always this way. In 2010, a year when people were a bit more optimistic about the new new thing, Foursquare was the boss. First appearing in 2009, by 2010 it...
Foursquare Aims At A Moving Target As It Tries To Close Another Round Of Funding
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