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Google Reminds You It’s Tracking Your Every Move with Creepy, Somewhat Useful New Maps Feature

Google Reminds You It’s Tracking Your Every Move with Creepy, Somewhat Useful New Maps Feature

Here’s the thing: We all know that Google knows everything about us – and of course that includes where you are and where you’ve been. But seeing all of that tracking in a neat little timeline is a tad disconcerting. A little bit neat and possibly useful, but pretty damn weird as well. Google has just launched a new feature …

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Facebook Messenger Adds New Way To Send Location

Facebook announced on Thursday that it has added a new way for Messenger users to send a location as part of a conversation. It’s rolling out now, taking the place of the old location feature. With the new version, you can choose to send a map of your location or another place as a separate message. To do so, tap …

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Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership

Twitter has a location-based element to it, but it’s not that sophisticated and it’s not really a huge part of the service. It appears the company may be looking to change that. Business Insider is quoting the ubiquitous “sources familiar with the matter”, who says that Twitter is eyeing a partnership with Foursquare, to utilize the latter’s massive databases of …

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Tic-Tac-Go Scales Up Classic Game by Turning It into a Check in-Driven Scavenger Hunt

It’s highly likely that you’ve spent countless school days, work meetings, and beach hangouts casually scribbling games of tic-tac-toe. It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever played it like this. A new app called Tic-Tac-Go mixes tic-tac-toe with city hopping, check-ins, and photo sharing to provide a fun and unique take on the classic game. It’s a location-based scavenger hunt, where …

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Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It

Foursquare has been incredibly quiet since late last year. In December, the company touted 45 million users and $35 million in new funding–but since then they’ve made little to no waves. No major updates, and no big changes. Well, now we know why. Today, Foursquare is announcing that they are splitting the core functions of the service into two separate …

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Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

It’s been a big, transformative year for location-focused app Foursquare. For the past year, Foursquare has been making both incremental and monumental shifts in the core functionality of the app, taking it from just another check-in game to a real local search and discovery platform – one that can truly compete with the likes of Yelp, Google Places, and more …

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Google’s Field Trip App Launches on iOS

Back in September of 2012, Google released an app called Field Trip for Android. The app, a creation of Google’s Niantic Labs, was billed as “your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you.” Today, Google has finally launched an iOS version. Field Trip runs in the background of your phone, and it only makes …

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Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs

In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses location and ccTLDs. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: We have a vanity domain (http://ran.ge) that unfortunately isn’t one of the generic TLDs, which means we can’t set our geographic target in Webmaster Tools. Is there any way to still target our proper location? “We’ve seen this trend – …

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Facebook Building Passive Location-Tracking App for Friend Discovery [REPORT]

If reports are correct, Facebook is currently hard at work building its own standalone location tracking app that will be able to tell your friends when you’re nearby and vice versa. Bloomberg quotes multiple people “familiar with the matter,” who say that Facebook’s new application could launch some time in mid-March. They say that the app would be “designed to …

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Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them

Foursquare has just put up a new blog post that, among other things, touts the service’s ability to create personalized recommendations, build a location layer for the world, and connect people with all of the places they visit. That’s why tons of appmakers rely on Foursquare to power the location elements of their apps. Cool, nothing wrong with a little …

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Foursquare Now Tells You When You’re About to Level Up an Expertise Badge

Last month, Foursquare made a pretty significant update to both the check-in screen and location pages on their iOS and Android apps. The update brought large, swipable photos front and center, added relevant info like hours, rating, and more to location pages. When users check-in, they’re now being presented with a new screen as well. Users may be given some …

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Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT]

Everyone is looking for a way to incorporate personalized, local results into their location services. The new Google Maps for iOS features ratings, price, location, hours, and photo information for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Facebook just launched a huge redesign of it “Nearby” feature that turns it into a true location recommendation tool. Facebook is a new but potentially …

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