[credit provider=”www.flickr.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamjackson/3561170724/”] The age-old “walk by a Starbucks and get a coupon sent to your phone” cliché about mobile advertising is finally about to happen.After years of suspense, new ad products from Loopt and AT&T will attempt to push location-based coupons to your phone.
[credit provider=”TSA”] Location-based social network Loopt is running a light-hearted promotion to help travellers suffering from the TSA’s new security procedures.Wednesday is ‘National Opt-Out Day’, in which protesters plan to refuse an x-ray scan and receive a highly invasive pat-down instead. To support the protest, Loopt is giving away iPod […]
Facebook is testing out a check-in rewards program for its Foursquare-like Facebook Places, an email obtained by All Facebook suggests.
Hope everybody knows we’re keeping score. Here’s how start-ups are looking heading into the September stretch run:
In what is almost certainly the highest-value discount ever offered for using a check-in app, Loopt and Virgin America are offering two-for-one plane tickets to Mexico today.
, an early leader in location-based social services, just announced that mobile industry veteran Steve Boom (pictured left) is joining the company as its first president. Boom will lead the Mountain View, Calif. startup with cofounder Sam Altman (pictured right), who continues to serve as chief executive.
Mark Cuban says he’s getting into the check-in game, and if you think existing check-in apps are intrusive, you need to be very afraid.
[credit provider=”Eng1ne via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/eng1ne/3363925535/”] Location-based app maker Loopt released a new feature for its iPhone app today that lets its users keep a log of their movements.When Apple released iOS 4 last month, Loopt was ready with a new version of its app making use of the OS’s new […]
Jesper Andersen, the developer behind anti-social networking app Avoidr, discovered a security flaw in Foursquare that allowed him to monitor 875,000 check-ins in San Francisco over the past three weeks, Wired reports.
Loopt released a new version of its iPhone app that lets users automatically update their exact location as they move.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Artificial Ignorance” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/artificialignorance/4458027729/”] Most “normal” people we know want absolutely nothing to do with location-aware services like Foursquare and Loopt that let you “check-in” to restaurants and bars, letting your friends know where you are at any given moment.A lot of these people say they would never join a […]
Location-based mobile app developer Loopt launched a new, consumer-focused version of its product today, called Loopt Star.
[credit provider=”Bloomberg”] Don’t count Gowalla out of the “check-in” wars just yet.Earlier today, location-based social network Gowalla announced a partnership with National Geographic and The Washington Post promoting a new feature for the service.
[credit provider=”wiki commons”] Much of the talk over the past few months in the social networking world has been about location.First, everyone talked about the battle between Foursquare and Gowalla to rule check-ins. Then, there were rumours circulating about Foursquare considering a sale to Yahoo in the range of $100 […]
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?
MyTown, the hit social game for the iPhone from Booyah, now has over 2 million users. But it’s no threat to Foursquare, the red-hot mobile startup.