Locaid, a Location-as-a-Service (LaaS) startup, has closed $4.05 million in new funding, according to an SEC filing released today.
Realtime firehose access will give Gnip data about every checkin that happens on Foursquare. Gnip then bundles and re-sells the data, mostly to big brands.
The end goal, the companies said, is a combination of the two entities' areas of expertise: physical location and online retail.
Square processes $10 billion in consumer purchases each year. That adds up to a whole mountain of data about what you buy where and when.
Google already has five of the six most popular apps in America, with Google Maps, Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Google Play. But that is apparently not enough for the search-and-mobile-and-everything giant.
Facebook causes Americans more stress than any other social network. But it's also the network with the most positive effect on our moods.
Three billion tweets and tens of millions of tips ought to add up to something. In Foursquare's case, that means the "Best of" series, which highlights "the most awesome places in cities across the U.S."
FourSquare is finally giving small businesses owners what they've always wanted: an app to call their own.
Give 2 Charity, a new app from the location analytics company Placed, offers a new spin on digital giving.
It may not save you from being late, but Twist is far more useful than an "OMW" text.
The U.S. Senate has just passed a bill that would take the teeth out of online and mobile stalking by creating new rules for location privacy.
Guest Post AmEx is again upping its game with the latest additions to its iPhone app.
Foursquare is checking into Yelp's territory with the addition of ratings to its listings.
In an effort to make it easier for new users to sign up, Foursquare has redesigned its homepage.
Imagine walking down the street and getting a ping from your friend about the restaurant you're standing next to. Your iPhone sends you a notification that this place is one you must check out. Meet Blipboard.
What if you could find products and brands that you like wherever you are?
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.
Guest Post With all of the grumbling these days about Apple's new maps in iOS, one would think Apple just made the biggest mistake in its history. Yes, Apple's maps aren't as good as Google's. But Google's maps weren't as good as the maps they replaced when Google switched away from its data providers a few years ago.
Popular photo sharing and editing app EyeEm has today relaunched into version 3.0 on iOS and Android with a live discovery tool in what is arguably, the first of its kind.
Location analytics company Placed is bringing its technology to mobile websites, allowing you to see where your mobile web visitors are physically located when accessing your site.