Looking back at the last seven days there was no where near the amount of location-based news as there was last week due to Facebook Places announcement but there still was plenty of buzz floating around the location industry. One location-based service this week did stand out over the rest, even the blog/media giant Foursquare and that service was SCVNGR. From the Techcruch post about their secret game mechanics playdeck to their new AT&T partnership. SCVNGR is one LBS to keep an eye on. Not to be left out of the spotlight this week Foursquare updates their Mayor algorithmic and Foursquare founder @Dens was misquoted saying Facebook Places is boring. Yelp also made a little news this week by announcing their group deals as they try to keep up with not only the other location-based services but Groupon too.
Another location-based service called Foodspotting received funding this week and TriOut continues pound away with version two of their much anticipated iPhone app with another video sneak peek. Also this week we saw two location twitter hashtag community chats launched. One called #GEOChat and the other @LBSChat. GeoChat is held on Tuesday’s at 2:00 P.M. and #LBSChat on Thursdays’ at 9:00 P.M. Here are 52 location-based articles and videos you may have missed from last week.