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How Location is being used with social media, whether Foursquare, Gowalla, or any social location apps
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Foursquare updates Android app with NFC support - The Verge

Foursquare updates Android app with NFC support - The Verge | Social Location | Scoop.it

Foursquare for Android has been updated this week to include near field communication (NFC) support for Ice Cream Sandwich...

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Google Latitude check-in deals now available across the US | 义乌 ...

Google Latitude check-in deals now available across the US | 义乌 ... | Social Location | Scoop.it
Recently, Google has been busy beefing up Latitude to make it more competitive with other location apps — and more fun to use. Location history was added recently, iOS users can post check-ins via Latitude, and now ...
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Case Study: DFW Airport Uses LBS Offers to Spur Traveler Spending - Street Fight

Case Study: DFW Airport Uses LBS Offers to Spur Traveler Spending - Street Fight | Social Location | Scoop.it
Case Study: DFW Airport Uses LBS Offers to Spur Traveler SpendingStreet FightSo to connect these travelers to the stores near their gates, DFW worked with the owners of airport restaurants and shops to come up with a cohesive marketing campaign...
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Foursquare Rivals Test New Strategies - ClickZ News

Foursquare Rivals Test New Strategies - ClickZ News | Social Location | Scoop.it

While clearly not as popular as Zynga's Angry Birds, which has 400 million downloads, Willig's company seems to have found new footing beyond Foursquare's check-ins realm.

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Foodspotting – A better food review app than Yelp | WMPoweruser

Foodspotting – A better food review app than Yelp | WMPoweruser | Social Location | Scoop.it
If you have trouble deciding where to go for dinner like I do, you might need an app to help you out. Yelp is pretty good for restaurant reviews, but Foodspotting takes it to a new level and reviews specific foods at restaurants, ...
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Brand New Version Of Gowalla Launches For iPhone, Android And ...

Brand New Version Of Gowalla Launches For iPhone, Android And ... | Social Location | Scoop.it
Last week, details emerged of the massive overhaul that was being made to Gowalla. You can now check out the new-look Gowalla for yourself as the location-based service has rolled out major updates for its iPhone and ...
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Foursquare Hits 1 Billion Check-Ins - Search Engine Watch

Foursquare Hits 1 Billion Check-Ins - Search Engine Watch | Social Location | Scoop.it
Digitaltrends.comFoursquare Hits 1 Billion Check-InsSearch Engine WatchFoursquare hit the truly impressive 1 billion mark for check-ins this week.
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Foursquare Custom Badges Require $75K Commitment - ClickZ News

Foursquare Custom Badges Require $75K Commitment - ClickZ News | Social Location | Scoop.it
Foursquare recently changed the pricing for customized badges from $10000 to $25000 per month, ClickZ News has learned.
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One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out for a new foursquare badge

One, Two, Three Strikes You're Out for a new foursquare badge | Social Location | Scoop.it
I got a nice little surprise tonight as I was checking in to the Cincinnati Reds game: a brand spankin' new foursquare badge. Triple Play honors foursquare users who check in three times at a major league baseball park.
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WSJ Releases Foursquare Usage Graphic For NY | NYConvergence.com

WSJ Releases Foursquare Usage Graphic For NY | NYConvergence.com | Social Location | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal released today a huge amount of data on Foursquare usage, in both NY and the Bay Area, from the week of January 21st-28th. The data was scrubbed of any personal information by Foursquare itself, but the ensuing ...
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Foursquare Opens Doors For More Users To Become Superusers - Scribbal

Foursquare Opens Doors For More Users To Become Superusers - Scribbal | Social Location | Scoop.it
Foursquare has announced a new, easier way for users to make the step up and become Superusers.
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Location Based Social Media and The Rule of Three - Technorati

Location Based Social Media and The Rule of Three - Technorati | Social Location | Scoop.it
In advertising circles there is an axiom that says that a customer has to be exposed to your product or service at least three times before they will convert. It's called the rule of three. It's why companies run remarketing campaigns. It's also an explanation for two conflicting surveys concerning location based social media.

In the first survey by Dubit, a youth communications agency, they found that 48% of teenagers surveyed had never heard of location based social media services such as...
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Google's Marissa Mayer Talks Location Strategy - Fast Company

Google's Marissa Mayer Talks Location Strategy - Fast Company | Social Location | Scoop.it
Can we use something like Google Latitude and use location in your phone to help you not only tell people where you are but also to help you find your friends?
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The numbers show Gowalla's biggest problem was Gowalla itself ...

The numbers show Gowalla's biggest problem was Gowalla itself ... | Social Location | Scoop.it
Ever since SXSW in 2009, foursquare and Gowalla were pitted against each other as competitors since they both offered checkins. Foursquare was really more about discovery, while Gowalla aimed to help users share their ...
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Facebook Buys Gowalla | Mixing Digital

Facebook Buys Gowalla | Mixing Digital | Social Location | Scoop.it
Facebook has bought Gowalla, the online location-sharing service. The deal will see the Texas-based firm relocate the majority of its staff to social network's Silicon Valley HQ. Gowalla has raised about $10 million from ...
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Infographic: Burglars Perform Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter Checks, Too - PC Magazine

Infographic: Burglars Perform Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter Checks, Too - PC Magazine | Social Location | Scoop.it
Infographic: Burglars Perform Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter Checks, TooPC MagazineCredit Sesame interviewed 50 ex-burglars in the UK and found that 80 percent used Facebook, Twitter, Google Street View, and Foursquare to determine when and where to...
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The digital era of social networking, the age of immediate access really is a fantastic thing but the pitfalls of putting your world online for all to see are many. In many cases your digital footprint is unknown to you, how can you protect yourself if you don't know what is out there about you?

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Loopt In Process Of Receiving Broad Patent Covering Location ...

Loopt In Process Of Receiving Broad Patent Covering Location ... | Social Location | Scoop.it
The patent, as described, seems relevant to numerous existing products, including Google's Latitude. In layman's terms, it describes using your location to display relevant ads and offers on top of a map, as an interstitial, or as ...
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How to use Google Latitude – A Location Aware Mobile App

How to use Google Latitude – A Location Aware Mobile App | Social Location | Scoop.it
Location based mobile services are plenty today. For instance, Google Maps is an excellent route planning service from Google and I'm sure many of you these...
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Foursquare to protect the location of your home | Ubergizmo

Foursquare to protect the location of your home | Ubergizmo | Social Location | Scoop.it
One of the things that people love doing with Foursquare is checking in when they're at home – most of [...]...
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Gowalla 4.0, Their Bold Revamp Towards Travel And Stories Goes Live - TechCrunch

Gowalla 4.0, Their Bold Revamp Towards Travel And Stories Goes Live - TechCrunch | Social Location | Scoop.it
Gowalla 4.0, Their Bold Revamp Towards Travel And Stories Goes LiveTechCrunchLearn More A couple weeks ago during TechCrunch Disrupt, Gowalla co-founder and CEO Josh Williams took the stage to preview the latest version of his service.
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Foursquare Offers New, Targeted Daily Deal Partnerships

Foursquare Offers New, Targeted Daily Deal Partnerships | Social Location | Scoop.it
Foursquare announced this week that it will be offering daily deals from five partners to iPhone, Android and Blackberry users.
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Gowalla Introduces New 'National Parks' Badges - Social News Daily

Gowalla Introduces New 'National Parks' Badges - Social News Daily | Social Location | Scoop.it
Back in April location based service Gowalla introduced a set of National Park badges that can be earned when users check in at popular destinations such a.
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Why You Should Ignore Yelp Reviews | StartupGarage!

Why You Should Ignore Yelp Reviews | StartupGarage! | Social Location | Scoop.it
That's because of another business that took root around the same time: Yelp, a website that allows users to rate and review all kinds of service businesses, from restaurants to moving companies to churches.
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Google Latitude API Launched at Google I/O | (Missouri Web Design ...

During Google I/O today, out here in San Francisco, Google announced among many other things, that it is opening up a Google Latitude API.
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16.7m US Mobile Subs Used Check-in Apps in March - GPS Business News

16.7m US Mobile Subs Used Check-in Apps in March - GPS Business News | Social Location | Scoop.it
According to the latest market research from ComScore, 16.7 million US mobile subscribers used location-based "check-in" services such as Facebook Places, Foursquare, etc
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