Facebook Officially Shutters Gowalla

In December we brought you news that Facebook had acquired social check-in service (and Foursquare competitor) Gowalla. Though there were rumors at the time that Facebook would be getting Gowalla users’ data in the sale, those were quickly quashed as…

Gowalla: Facebook Not Acquiring User Data

As you may know, Gowalla was acquired by Facebook. The news has been ciculating since Friday. Gowalla made the official announcement on its blog today, however, and is driving home the fact that Facebook is not acquiring user data. Also,…

How To Delete Your Gowalla Account

We recently told you about Facebook acquiring the location-based provider Gowalla. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money learned that the company had been purchased Facebook for an undisclosed sum. With that in mind, if you don’t want Facebook…

Gowalla Acquired By Facebook

Facebook has acquired location-based provider Gowalla, according to a report. Citing “a source close to Gowalla”, CNN Money says Facebook has purchased the company for an undislosed amount. The Gowalla team, including founder Josh Williams, will move from their Austin,…

Gowalla to Become More About Content, Less About Check-Ins

Gowalla announced that it is going in a new direction today at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. Gowalla, which began as a check-in app, now views check-ins as “transactional”. The company says it wanted to do something faster, more connected and…

People Who “Check-in” Are Young, Most Likely Android or iPhone Owners

A study put out today by comScore sheds some light on who is doing the majority of the “checking-in” in the U.S. The statistics were derived from the 16.7 million mobile users than use location-based services and check-in with Facebook…

Gowalla To Open UK Office

Earlier this month, Gowalla made a splash at SXSW in Austin, seeing all sorts of check-ins and earning the conference’s top award in the mobile category.  Now (although there probably isn’t a true cause and effect), the company’s going to…

Gowalla Checks-In With Disney

Location-based social network Gowalla has formed a new partnership with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts.

Starting today, visitors to the parks can engage with others through custom Disney Gowalla pages and Passport Stamps.

Considering Check-In App Strategies for Business

It’s been an interesting day for location-based services. Facebook of course made its announcements. Yelp announced it will soon introduce check-in offers

Thinking of Check-Ins As Searches That Aren’t Going to Google

Businesses are still struggling with finding the right social media strategies, let alone strategies for check-in apps like Foursquare, Gowalla, and the recently launched Facebook Places. WebProNews spoke with Lawrence Coburn, CEO of geolocation app provider DoubleDutch about where this industry is headed and what it means for businesses looking to take advantage.