Life360, a family-focused location-based communication app, has raised $10 million, the startup announced today.
Cachetown is a mobile app technology that uses your smartphone’s camera to turn the world into a video game via augmented reality — with lots of advertising potential for brands.
Facebook has acquired the location-sharing service Gowalla for an undisclosed sum, according to a report.
Clingle is a new location-based social network that wants to enhance conversations as you check in to places throughout the day.
Location-based check-in service Foursquare released a new version of its iPhone app today that adds a new feature called Radar, which takes full advantage of the latest version of Apple’s iOS 5 update.
Location-based check-in service Foursquare today revised how it handles people who choose to check-in at their home or other personal addresses (say, grandma’s house).
You know what’s cooler than a million check-ins? A billion. Popular location-based check-in location service Foursquare today announced on its blog that it has reached one billion check-ins, as well as launched updated versions of its popular iPhone and Android apps.
Location-based check-in company Gowalla unveiled the next version of its mobile application today, which features guides that include more in-depth information about locations.
Location-based social network Foursquare now allows its users to check in at specific events, the company announced today on its blog.
Location-based social network Foursquare closed a new $50 million round of funding, the company reported today.
Location-based check-in leader Foursquare has just announced it now has over 10 million users around the world.
Heyzap, an online network that lets gamers “check in” to games, has finally launched an app for the iPhone.
I’m speechless. But Twitter investor George Zachary of Charles River Ventures seems to have the right idea.
Tech companies have long glommed on to the Super Bowl to promote their services. Remember how TiVo touted the number of people who replayed Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction in 2004? Now Foursquare, the hot New York-based location service, has revealed an alluring offer you’ll want to check out — or rather, check in.
Popular check in application Foursquare today unveiled the next version of its iPhone application according to the company’s blog. The most notable features include being able to comment on friend’s check ins and photo sharing. The app is available now.
TripTrace, an online travel planning service, went live today after a stint as a private, invitation-only test run. The service has had a rocky time of things until now, running into controversy even before it launched.
Popular mobile check in application Gowalla today announced a new partnership with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.
Google today announced on its blog the release of Hotpot, a recommendation engine for local businesses based on you and your friends’ ratings. Hotpot is an addition to the company’s Google’s Places initiative, a campaign to get local business owners to claim their venues, verify information and engage with customers.
SoGeo, a service that collects and analyzes location data for users, today announced the launch of Whatser. It’s a free mobile application that suggests where to go based on places that you like and that your friends like.
The guys over at Unsocial, a mobile app that helps people find business connections in a nearby geographic area, have certainly kept themselves busy. Since launching at VentureBeat’s DiscoveryBeat conference just a few weeks ago, Unsocial has added a new CEO, executive vice president and 10,000 users — just in time to return as the official conference app of GreenBeat 2010.
The National Basketball League (NBA) may be looking to take advantage of the growing popularity of consumers checking-in to locations through its own application dubbed Turnstile, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Location-based check-in service Foursquare saw a massive amount of success, both globally and in the United States, because it focused on multiple mobile platforms rather than a single one like Apple’s iPhone operating system or Google’s Android, according to Foursquare executive Holger Luedorf.
Tello, an online service that lets users rate specific employees and businesses based on customer service, announced it is launching its website, mobile Web app, and iPhone app today at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco.
Location Labs, a company that helps developers implement location-based services in mobile applications, announced today that its cloud-based Universal Location Service (ULS) platform can now locate over 250 million phones.
Motorola has acquired location-based service search developer and darling of MobileBeat 2009 Aloqa for an undisclosed chunk of change to enhance its factory-shipped MOTOBLUR phone user interface with location-based push content.
Picksie is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week in Silicon Valley. After our selection, the companies pay a fee to present. Our coverage of them remains objective. iPad users now have another tool to settle the age-old question: “what are we doing tonight?”
Becoming a Foursquare mayor is not about just bragging rights anymore. The coffee chain Starbucks announced today that it has started a nationwide “mayor reward” program with the popular location-based service.