“The Amazing Race” Adds Video Tips and Team Checkins via Foursquare

The Amazin Race Foursquare

CBS has linked their hit show “The Amazing Race” with Foursquare and created a brand page on the site. Given the topic of the show (traveling to different destinations all over the world) it completely makes sense for CBS to make this move. Here’s the message on their Foursquare page: CBS’s “The Amazing Race” celebrates … [Read more]

Google Acquires Zagat, Says They Have a World-Class Team

Zagat and Google

Google made a big announcement on their official blog today letting the world know they have acquired Zagat, the local review giant. Zagat’s reviews and ratings have become known as a well-trusted source. Marissa Mayer, Google‘s vice president of Local, Maps and Location Services says, “Moving forward, Zagat will be a cornerstone of our local … [Read more]

Only 12 Percent of Smartphone Users Access Check-In Services

Pew Smartphone Survey

Are you a frequent user of smartphone check-in services like Foursquare or Gowalla? I don’t use them because personally, I don’t want people to know where I am. I guess I like going incognito. Come to find out, I’m not alone. A recent study by Pew shows that only 12% of smartphone users use theses … [Read more]

Whrrl Acquired by Groupon, and Being Shut Down

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Groupon and Pelago (creator of location-based program Whrrl) both posted on their blogs this week that Pelago has been acquired by the group buying site. The most important aspect of this news is that Whrrl is being shut down by the end of the month. For good? Pelago explains: We’ve made the decision to close … [Read more]

17 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Foursquare

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Brilliant Bloggers is a weekly series here at BlogWorld where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. Every week, we’ll feature three of the most brilliant bloggers out there, along with a huge link of more resources where you can learn about the topic. You can see … [Read more]

How Bloggers can Use Location-Based Social Media

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I’ll be the first to admit that I thought the entire concept behind Foursquare was stupid when I first heard about it. In fact, I remember ranting to a friend of mine that it was creepy to tell people what you were doing and where you were going at every moment of the day, not … [Read more]

Holidays 2010: All About Location-Based Services?

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Although Foursquare was around this time last year, this is the first holiday season where I think we’ll see significant use of location-based social networking by shoppers. While users have long-used apps to locate stores, I think we’ll see a rise in usage this year for one main reason: coupons. According to a survey as … [Read more]

Gap’s Giving Away Free Jeans For Checking In As Part of Facebook Deals Launch

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I’ve seen it everywhere on Twitter today. Gap is giving away 10,000 pairs of jeans to those who check in using Facebook Places as part of the new Facebook Deals feature. Just hop into any men’s or women’s Gap U.S. retail location, check in and then show your phone to a Gap employee to enter … [Read more]