This Week in Location: 30 must read location-based articles from the past 7 days


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  1. The real Facebook burglaries story
  2. Pros And Cons Of Mobile Marketing
  3. How Local Businesses can use Facebook Places
  4. Plan and share your trips with Tripline
  5. The U.S. is Catching Up to The World in the SMS Marketing Race
  6. Nick’s Crispy Tacos offers free taco via mobile challenge
  7. SCVNGR Debuts Web-Based, Self-Serve LBS Rewards Platform For Businesses
  8. PlacePunch Co-Founder Discusses The Future of Location-Based Marketing [Interview]
  9. Comparing Check-In Apps: the Location-Based [...]

This Week in Location: 41 Location-based services articles you may have missed

Another week and that means it's time for This Week in Location wrap up. A list of articles about location-based services. Here are 41 location-based articles from last week that you may have missed along with a few videos.

Inside the most-popular location game maker

What Sucks About Foursquare Today
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The Video Guide to Facebook Places for Businesses

  1. Tourality - Location-Based Game
  2. GetGlue: The Entertainment Social Networking App for iPad
  3. Miso is a PepsiCo10 Company!
  4. Marketing Nuggets: Cause Awareness, Location Marketing & Getting [...]

This Week In Location: The return of the old school, Brightkite + Loopt deals & InCrowd launches in the 1.8 billion industry

If you read the same old tech blogs you'll think it was a light week in the location space. It was light compared to the last two weeks as everyone catches their breath and move forward from the Facebook Places announcement but the location industry was very much active this week as ever. Over the last seven days two of the very first location-based services announced check-in rewards/specials. Brightkite teamed with McDonald's and Visa and Loopt announced a deal with Virgin wich equaled their fifth largest day ever. Also this week the creators of MyTown, Booyah's new InCrowd iPhone [...]

This Week in Location: SCVNGR says they will win, Foursquare helps you become the mayor, Foodspotting $ & more

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 [...]

This Week in Location: Facebook Places vs. The World. 57 must read location-based articles from last week.

What a week for the location-based space. It could be summed up as Facebook Places vs. The World in the battle for check-in supremacy. It could also be described as how Facebook Places want to be the check-in hub for location-based apps. Regardless almost everyone had an opinion about how Facebook Places would either kill Foursquare, Gowalla, yelp and other location-based startup, honestly I think most are wrong but that's another blog post. Soon after Facebook Places was announced people were blogging about deleting their other location app profiles and more.

Before Facebook Places was [...]

58 GEO/Location-based panels submitted for SXSW 2011 on check-ins, foursquare, augmented reality and more to vote for.

SXSW Interactive in the past has been known as THE conference to launch new startups and have conversations about what will be the next big thing. In 2006 Twitter was launched at SXSW and Foursquare was launched at SXSW 2009.  This year at SXSW 2010 some said it was over crowded and too many social media topics lacking the interactive geek flavor it once had.  There were also a lot location-based panels featuring Brightkite, Gowalla and Foursquare with Mapquest and Yelp tagging along.  Since March 2010 the location space has truly exploded and moved out of the geek tech bubble of will [...]

7 Location Based Apps for Finding Local Businesses – Guest Post by James Adams

Guest Post from August 16th by: James Adams is a tech analyst who works at an ink supplies store based in England where he covers the latest news in tech, writes reviews of items such as the Epson T0715 and, when he finds the time, posts about design and the media on their blog.

If you want to find that perfect place, you don't need to look any further than your iPhone. There are many location based applications which will help you to find the best nightclubs, bars and restaurants right in your home town. Here are ten of the best applications to help you discover the treasures in your own [...]