Foursquare & Twitter at the MTV Video Music Awards. Foursquare user checkins to win VMA tickets

Tonight during the 2010 MTV Video music awards members from the Foursquare team was tweeting for everyone to watch during the pre-show to see something special.

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Win 30 days of free coworking at Design Box via Shovemedia’s what would you do with 30 days contest

We're excited about the BetaBox spaces services at Design Box to provide an opportunity for startups, entrepreneurs and those who are looking to escape the coffee shop or home office a place to work. Fellow Design Box member Jon Williams of shovemedia is so excited he's launching a "What would you do with 30 days of free coworking" contest. Watch the contest video below and submit your ideas to shovemedia at gmail dot com.

The contest ends Friday, September 17 at 11:59 P.M. Good luck to everyone and for more information about coworking at Design Box visit our Work Here page or contact [...]

Two NC Startups partner to offer location-based check-in contest: @TriOut and @Shoeboxed

It's good to see local startups working together! Originally posted on TriOut's blog

Since we launched back in February one of our goals has been to work with local businesses to offer a check-in learderboard contest each month. Previous contest have included working with Empire Eats, Arrichion Hot Yoga , Golden Corral and today we’re excited to announce that TriOut has partner with the Durham startup Shoeboxed for a top 5 check-in leaderboard contest.

“Shoeboxed is the easiest way to get rid of your paper clutter. Send receipts, business cards, and other documents to them in [...]

A free coffee or espresso waiting on you at Cafe Helios. Just scan the Stickybits barcode to collect

Last night while looking at old business cards from SXSW I realized I had a box of Stickybits barcode stickers. I remember meeting a few of the Stickybits team  members (I think he worked at Stickybits) telling me how they had big plans for 2010 and looking now at their progress from March to now, he was right. So I started updating my Stickybits profile and looking QR Codes vs barcodes and came up with a idea/contest to use my pack of Stickybits in the Triangle. Here's are the details for the contest.

  • There are 3 @TriOut business cards on the wall at Cafe Helios.
  • One of the cards has a [...]

@TriOut partners with Arrichion ( @Arrichion_girl ) for a Check-in Leaderboard Contest

As TriOut continues to grow, we want to thank our users by partnering with local businesses to offer prizes through various TriOut leaderboard contests. Some of our previous leaderboard check-in contests have been $25 Gift Cards to Empire Eats properties, $10 iTunes gift cards and movie tickets. This week we're pleased to announced the Arrichion Hot Yoga TriOut Leaderboard Check-in Contest. The top TriOut user to be announced next Monday via Twitter will win one month of free, unlimited training at Arrichion Hot Yoga, an $89.00 value.

Arrichion, which provides wrestling, hot yoga, mixed [...]

Case Study: Golden Corral “Cary” launches a location-based check-in iPad contest. Location-based marketing 101

As location-based marketing continues to catch on more companies are coming up with creative ways to attract customers. If you look at maybe 7 out of 10 examples of companies using location-based services I would say that restaurants are leading the way. Reason be that restaurants have a consistent traffic of customers walking through there doors but they also have the challenge gaining new customers and keeping their existing customers therefore making location-based marketing a perfect mix.

Last week we met with MMI Public relations to discuss location-based marketing opportunities for [...]

Win an iPad with @fragmentlabs ‘s Window Design Contest

This was originally posted on Fragment's blog.

We have a serious offer for you that involves one of our most visible assets - our front windows. As you can see from the images on our website, we've taken a few creative liberties with them. Now it is your turn.
Here is our offer:
The four street-level windows of our prime Fayetteville Street location in downtown Raleigh are ready and waiting for your custom design to stop pedestrians in their tracks. To win our little contest, let our edgy FRAGMENT style cut through your window design, and the winner will see their vision realized within [...]