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How Foursquare Crushed My Startup In The ‘Check-In Wars’

[credit provider=””>Jess3″] As an entrepreneur, it can be hard to admit defeat. When Facebook Product Manager Josh Williams started working on Gowalla, a location-based social network, his ultimate vision was for “people to see the world through the eyes of their friends,” Williams recently wrote on Medium.
How Foursquare Crushed My Startup In The ‘Check-In Wars’
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Facebook Bought Gowalla’s Founders For ~ $3 Million In Shares

[credit provider=”Joi via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/4737290853/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Last week news broke that Gowalla, a Foursquare competitor, was shutting down and its founders were joining Facebook.It sounded like a pretty bad deal for investors, but a few sources told TechCrunch’s Alexia Tsosis they happy with the decision.
Facebook Bought Gowalla’s Founders For ~ $3 Million In Shares
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The Gowalla-Facebook Deal Didn’t ‘Screw Over’ Gowalla’s Investors

[credit provider=”Joi via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/joi/4737290853/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] Gowalla investor Jason Calacanis said Gowalla’s investors didn’t exactly get the short end of the stick as everyone expected in the Gowalla-Facebook deal that happened earlier this month.Gowalla’s founders didn’t “screw over” investors with their compensation packages from Facebook, Calacanis wrote on his personal blog today. […]
The Gowalla-Facebook Deal Didn’t ‘Screw Over’ Gowalla’s Investors
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Can Disney Help Gowalla In Its Batte With Foursquare?

[credit provider=”Flickr Carlos Urzua” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlografia/3300784314/in/photostream/”] I’ll be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve used Gowalla (a location-based checkin service you use on your phone). I’ve found that in most of the cities I visit Foursquare has more users, more tips, is faster, easier to check in, etc.But when I […]
Can Disney Help Gowalla In Its Batte With Foursquare?
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The Year In Tech In 116 Seconds

[preserve] [/preserve] Remember the hoopla surrounding the iPad? Or how about the Gizmodo, antennagate, and Foxconn controversies following Apple’s iPhone 4?
The Year In Tech In 116 Seconds
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Foursquare Growing Just As Fast As Twitter Did In Its Early Days

[credit provider=”O’Reilly Conferences” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/oreillyconf/4480545164/in/photostream/”] Location based services like Gowalla and Foursquare are still used by just 4% of the online population, according to new data from the Pew Research centre.It might sound small, but we assume it was closer to 0% last year. So, it’s actually pretty good.
Foursquare Growing Just As Fast As Twitter Did In Its Early Days
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Why Location Services Can’t Get Along

[credit provider=”Scobleizer”] Last week I finally got to visit one of the companies that’s getting a lot of attention inside the location-based service world. No, it’s not Foursquare or Gowalla. It’s SimpleGeo, headquartered in Boulder, CO.But one thing I’m interested in is why all these services don’t share data (I […]
Why Location Services Can’t Get Along
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Has Foursquare’s Early API Launch Helped It Outpace Gowalla?

[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/4712164561″] Early adopters have seen this before — friend invites from “normals” pouring in (Facebook, 2008), big brands arriving (Twitter, 2009) and servers failing as a team struggles to scale (Twitter, 2006–2010) — yes, Foursquare is taking off and even going mass.Given the explosion of smartphones, a “location-based service” taking off is hardly surprising. […]
Has Foursquare’s Early API Launch Helped It Outpace Gowalla?