Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 65,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.
Sosh’s take on curated activity recommendations is helping it raise more cash.
Spotsetter has built a social search engine on top of Google Maps. The mobile app makes personalized recommendations for places to go based on your friends’ preferences.
Now local business owners have an easier way to manage their Facebook pages.
“It took us more than 16 years to get to one million paid households but just 18 months to double it.”
Foursquare needs to prove it can make money — and fast. Why not harness all of that check-in data?
Facebook loves local business, apparently. And local business loves Facebook.
While it’s been four years since Foursquare introduced itself to world, the company is still hashing out its business strategy. And that should horrify investors.
You can sum up Foursquare’s latest iOS app update in three words: location, location, location.
What it’s really going to do is open up the vast hoard of Facebook data and eat the lunch of a thousand large and small companies that make money by aggregating and rating what people do and where they go.
Looking to increase its influence and marketshare abroad, Yelp has bought Qype, its largest European competitor, for $50 million.
Smartphones and apps sometimes separate us from the physical world even as we walk through it. But Google has created a virtual tool to help us appreciate the wonder of reality.
Zaarly, the online marketplace where users find and hire talented local builders and artisans, is announcing a new “Zaarly Anywhere” initiative that allows any site to enable offline commerce from online content.
E-commerce giant eBay is close to announcing it has purchased local shopping search engine Milo for $75 million, according to a report by Business Insider.
This morning, Google released version 6 of its desktop-based 3D mapping tool, Google Earth. The update adds integrated Street View, 3D trees, and an easier way to access historical imagery.