Facebook Places and Check-In Deals Come to Pages

Facebook is making changes that make it easier for businesses to manage their Facebook presence and get customers to engage. InsideFacebook reports that Facebook has confirmed with them that it has started bringing Facebook Places functionality (including Check-In Deals) to…

eBay Buys WHERE to Expand in Local and Mobile

eBay announced today that it has agreed to acquire location media company WHERE in an effort to better position eBay in the local and mobile commerce spaces. “Local commerce companies like WHERE are blurring the lines between in-store and online…

Groupon Acquires Pelago, Makers of Whrrl

Groupon has acquired Pelago, the makers of the Whrrl location-based service/check-in app. Pelago CEO and co-founder Jeff Holden took to the company blog to announce the news. He says: You might think at first that this is strange… But it…

Google Latitude Check-In Offers Take On Foursquare

Back in February, Google added check-ins to Google Latitude, the company’s social location-based service. The feature found its way to the iPhone a couple weeks ago. During SXSW, Google rolled out check-in offers for 60 places around Austin, Texas, and…

Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner

Foursquare announced the expansion of its Venues API today, as part of its Venues Project. This allows developers to tap into information about places so they can see what’s popular in real time, tag photos, drinks, and other data, and…

Foursquare Talks Future of Locations at SXSW

Everyone is trying to figure out the answer to getting location-based services to go mainstream. SCVNGR CEO Seth Priebatsch talked about this yesterday. He thinks this  will be the decade of the gamer layer, and that looking at game mechanics…

SXSW – SCVNGR CEO Aims to Solve Real Problems with Games

When you hear about location-based services, Foursquare is probably the first brand that comes to your mind. They’ve arguably made the biggest mark on the space sofar, but while Foursquare faces growing competition from big brands like Google and Facebook,…

Foursquare for Business – An Increasingly Attractive Option

Yesterday, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley announced the new version of Foursquare – Foursquare 3.0 – with new discovery features, and mentioned that businesses would be getting some new types of specials to offer customers this week. Foursquare is now talking about them…

Foursquare Partners with American Express

Foursquare and American Express have entered into a partnership that will see card users getting discounts at stores, restaurants, etc. via Foursquare. WebProNews recently exchanged a few tweets with Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, following an article we posted questioning how…

Augmented Reality + Location = The Holy Grail for Marketers?

WebProNews recently spoke with Layar’s augmented reality strategist Gene Becker about the present and the future of augmented reality. Layar thinks AR will become essential to consumers’ mobile experiences.