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Here Come The Check-In Aggregators

[credit provider=”Vicarious.ly”] Last week, Footfeed, an iPhone app that lets you check-in to location-based services Foursquare, Gowalla, and Brightkite simultaneously, launched in the App Store.This is at least the third check-in aggregator to launch in the past six weeks: last month, Check.in, a mobile web app that pushes check-ins to […]
Here Come The Check-In Aggregators
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Chopping Up The Twitterverse

[credit provider=”audreyjm529″ url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/audreyjm529/2551381540/”] I have written about the rise of sliver businesses in the past. Sliver businesses are companies that replicate an existing model but differentiate themselves by targeting a narrower population or use case. Every time a new online category is created the sliver businesses are quick to follow. […]
Chopping Up The Twitterverse
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Everybody Is Wrong About Facebook’s Foursquare-Killer

To the surprise of no one, Facebook is about to launch location-aware status updates.The conventional wisdom is that this is very bad news for location-based social networks like Foursquare, Loopt, and Gowalla. Facebook is entering their space with its 400 million users; what chance do they have?
Everybody Is Wrong About Facebook’s Foursquare-Killer
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Early Proof That Geolocation Marketing Will Succeed

[credit provider=”nba.com/nets”] This guest post comes from Sam Taggart and AJ Vaynerchuck of Vayner Media. Vayner Media works with the New Jersey Nets, and its founder Gary Vaynerchuk is a Gowalla investor. Intro Last week we facilitated a campaign featuring a partnership between the NBA’s New Jersey Nets and the […]
Early Proof That Geolocation Marketing Will Succeed
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How To Win The Location-Based Startup Wars

[credit provider=”dpstyles via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpstyles/4422991660/”] ‘Location based services’, which map geographical position of a mobile device, use state of the art technology. But the technology behind the coordinates is really just an enabler for adoption – location based services are more of a product challenge. When they become easy and […]
How To Win The Location-Based Startup Wars
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Gowalla Isn’t What You Think It is

[credit provider=”Bloomberg”] Gowalla is primarily known as an iPhone app that encourages people to check in to various locations with their phones.But during a recent visit to SAI, CEO Josh Williams told us that he wants more people going to Gowalla’s website on their desktop computers.
Gowalla Isn’t What You Think It is
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Who Has The Dumbest Followers On Twitter?

[credit provider=”Kim Scarborough” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kim_scarborough/687997996/”] Tom Scott, “geek comedian”, recently created a fun tool for judging just how stupid someone’s followers on Twitter are.Stupid Fight lets you enter two Twitter handles, then looks at the followers of each, and passes judgment on which group is stupider. Tom doesn’t reveal exactly how […]
Who Has The Dumbest Followers On Twitter?
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A Fresh Look At Foursquare: “No way any normal motherf**ker is going do this check-in sh*t”

[credit provider=”500hats.typepad.com” url=”http://500hats.typepad.com/500blogs/2010/04/checkins-are-coupons.html”] Startup god Dave McClure weighs in with a reality check on Foursquare and the latest tech craze:for all u nosebleed-valuation VCs jockeying to finance the dorky geniusues at FourSquare, GoWalla, and every other LBS [location-based services] vendor / app developer out there, it’s time to face the […]
A Fresh Look At Foursquare: “No way any normal motherf**ker is going do this check-in sh*t”
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Gowalla Should Pray That Yahoo Buys Foursquare

[credit provider=”ATD: kara.allthingsd.com” url=”http://kara.allthingsd.com/20100405/gowallas-josh-williams-talks-about-phony-geo-location-wars-and-more/”] Mobile startup Gowalla should be praying that its rival Foursquare gets bought by Yahoo.As noted by a commenter on our previous post, it’s “the one thing that could save Gowalla!”
Gowalla Should Pray That Yahoo Buys Foursquare
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Watch Gowalla Pretend It’s Not Fighting For Its Life Against Foursquare

[credit provider=”ATD: kara.allthingsd.com” url=”http://kara.allthingsd.com/20100405/gowallas-josh-williams-talks-about-phony-geo-location-wars-and-more/”] After reading Kara Swisher’s happy intro to her interview with Gowalla CEO Josh Williams, you might be forgiven for thinking the location-based space is so vast that there are no competitive pressures and that all the players will co-exist as a happy, successful family.Please.
Watch Gowalla Pretend It’s Not Fighting For Its Life Against Foursquare
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Forget Foursquare: Why Location Marketing Is New Point-of-Purchase

[credit provider=”Vicarious.ly”] NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — It’s the ad served while you are reading the news in the morning on an e-reader that knows you’re at home and three blocks from a Starbucks. It’s a loyalty program on your phone that, through a hotel-room sensor, sets the lights and thermostat […]
Forget Foursquare: Why Location Marketing Is New Point-of-Purchase
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Wait, It Seems Like NO ONE Is Using Gowalla*

[credit provider=”austin.vicarious.ly” url=”http://austin.vicarious.ly/”] We got flamed the other day for suggesting that Foursquare was winning the battle to the death between Foursquare and Gowalla — because we counted a lot more Foursquare check-in Tweets in Austin, TX, than Gowalla check-in Tweets when we checked our Twitter feeds.Gowalla investor Chris Sacca […]
Wait, It Seems Like NO ONE Is Using Gowalla*
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Gowalla Investor Chris Sacca Says Foursquare Only Looks Hot On Twitter Because It’s Filled With Spam

[credit provider=”Good The Bad And The Ugly” url=”http://www.amazon.com/Good-Bad-Ugly-Clint-Eastwood/dp/6304698798″] Foursquare has a spam problem on Twitter, and its system lacks any “true accountability” according to Gowalla investor Chris Sacca, who emailed us this weekend after disputing the conclusion of a post on our site.On Saturday, we noted that the people we […]
Gowalla Investor Chris Sacca Says Foursquare Only Looks Hot On Twitter Because It’s Filled With Spam