Foursquare’s New Promoted Updates Amount To The First-Ever Ads On The App

In the same way that a business can pay to promote one of their tweets to the top of a user’s stream on Twitter, they’ll soon be able to promote their location within Foursquare as well. Check-in king Foursquare has…

One-Fifth Of Your Apps Are Snatching Your Contact Data

Right now, a decent majority of your iPhone apps have already accessed your personal data without ever asking for your consent. Antivirus company Bitdefender looked at over 65,000 apps that are currently available in the App Store. From that analysis,…

Twitter Now Allows Promoted Tweets To Be Targeted By Location

Twitter continues to expand the effectiveness of “promoted tweets” (also known as ads), and today they are announcing a pretty significant new feature for advertisers. As of today, brands can target Twitter users by location with their promoted tweets. For…

Facebook Page Admins Must Now Consider Location When Posting

A Facebook page admin’s job is never done, as they say (I guess?), and admins will now have to consider another little tidbit of information when posting something to their Timeline. Now, along with what and when, admins will have…

Tailor Your Twitter Trends To Fit Your Location

Twitter trends are a big deal to many Twitter users, especially the tween users out there. #FollowMeJustinBieber hashtags aside, there is actually a lot more use to Twitter’s popular topics, especially when they apply to more pertinent events, be it…

WolframAlpha Now Offering Time-Sensitive Business Search

If you’ve got time on your side, what search tool you use to find a particular business really comes down to user preference. Maybe you like the way Google organizes the results, maybe you prefer to use Yelp for searches…

Highlight CEO: We Have the Potential to Be the Next Twitter, Foursquare

Ambient social networking is taking the world by storm as startups such as Highlight are beginning to resonate with people. In case “ambient social networking” is new to you, it is a location phenomenon that runs silently in the background…

Facebook Adding Friends And Locations To Apps

Facebook is consistently updating their API to let app developers add all the great stuff about Facebook into their own apps. With this new update, I can not only tell people what I ate, but I can also tell them…

Interview: uberlife Launches to Turn Online Connections into Real World Friends

With SXSW starting tomorrow, many startups are launching in hopes of becoming the next Twitter or Foursquare. One of the startups that shares this dream is UK-based uberlife. The company launched in the UK in January and launched its U.S. version earlier this week.

Spark Capital Makes a Substantial Investment in Foursquare, Purchases $50 Million in Stock

Spark Capital is providing its employees with more liquid assets by purchasing fifty million dollars worth of Foursquare’s company stock. Foursquare has 15 million registered users who have collectively checked in 1.5 billion times and has generated information about some…