foursquare startup check-ins

This weekend starts the annual foursquare global hackathon along with the launch of foursquare's new/updated API boosting new features. Foursquare has a development community over 10,000 strong and this weekend participates are looking to add to the number along with a chance of winning a few prizes. There's not a foursquare hackathon event being held in Raleigh, NC but I have a few friends across the country participating at other city hacathons. I'm looking forward to seeing their progress and ideas being launched over the weekend.

While thinking about the hackathon I thought about what [...]

Coming Soon! 4 New Location Based iPhone apps by minority founders with awesome landing pages, +1

In October of last year while speaking at the Blogalicious conference I bumped into James Andrews, founder of Social People.TV. Both of us were speaking at the conference and had a quick moment to catch up. James, busy traveling and working with celebrity clients discussing social media strategies and I spent most of last year speaking about location-based marketing, apps and TriOut. James also knows Tristan Walker who manages business development at foursquare and we both smiled at the fact that two minorities are very active and visible in the location based startup [...]

5 ways to check into the super bowl from your couch and collect some badges – Poll


flickr photo by alvi2047

Super Bowl 45 is today between the Green Bay Packers vs the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL along with various brands have all gone social media crazy this year. For Super Bowl 45 we have everything from pre released Super Bowl commercials trying to go "viral" such as my personal favorite the VW’s “The Force” Super Bowl Ad to anti super bowl marketing such as the Network Solutions GoGranny campaign. Visa even has a social media, twitter, measuring dashboard where you can tweet from at superbowl.com.

Not to be left out of the social media conversations and [...]

3 Ways to check-in to your favorite TV show or movie and how to earn the TRON badge


flickr photo by: Wisconsin Historical Images

As I stated in one of my previous blog post called I just checked into your blog, the act of checking in has created a new wave of applications to enable people to check into almost anything. You could always create fake locations in location-based applications and check into miscellaneous items. For example I recall one dinner at SXSW where people where checking into a woman's bra and another situation where people were checking into a guys pants. That's all fun for the moment and it was a somewhat ok thing to do when you're at a conference [...]

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

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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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