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Should Parents Be Allowed to Track Their Children?

Pat Kinsel | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Pat Kinsel

Opening or locking doors, adjusting shower temperatures, and shutting off outlets are all in the realm of possibility. Technology has an incredible opportunity to improve my child's life at every turn. What concerns me is where all of this leads.

3 Apps for Strengthening Your Online Relationships Offline

Brian Honigman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
Brian Honigman

These three mobile apps work to bring the power of your social networks to the real world, helping you come face to face and get a chance to experience what you've been seeing on your screen all along.

The Next Big Thing In Tech, From Katie Linendoll (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | Home

We've gone from laptops to smartphones to tablets -- so what's the next big thing in tech? Katie Linendoll, tech expert, explained that smartphone tec...

Privacy and Mobility: Getting It Right

Jonathan Spalter | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Jonathan Spalter

Put a powerful computer in the palms of our hands, add the Internet and subtract the cords, and you've got a winner. But what precisely makes mobile transformative?

Radio Shack Shows Nonprofits How to Succeed on Foursquare

Joe Waters | Posted 02.07.2012 | Impact
Joe Waters

One area in which Radio Shack is winning big is on Foursquare. It started the summer of 2010 when Radio Shack joined the location-based service.

Technology Start-ups Booming in Europe Despite Economic Woes

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

While Europe grapples with turmoil and uncertainty, the tech start-up scene is thriving, says Loic Le Meur, who reports that the number of application...

Gowalla Tells a Story

Josh Sternberg | Posted 01.01.2012 | Technology
Josh Sternberg

What happened with Gowalla? To answer that is not a simple, "People don't use it" response. People do use Gowalla. But what happened along the way appears to be more vision-based than anything else.

NYC Haunts: Bronx Teens Discover Their Neighborhood Through an Interactive Look at the Dead

The New York Public Library | Posted 09.13.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

by H. Jack Martin, Assistant Director for Public Programs/Lifelong Learning for Children, Teens and Families, The New York Public Library Who's dea...

Escaping Carmageddon: Waze To The Rescue

Turnstyle | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

This is where Waze comes in: a free turn-by-turn GPS navigation app for smartphones with a built-in social component.

Window into Google's Monopoly Maneuvers: More Internal Skyhook Emails

Nathan Newman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Examining the larger set of documents from the initial phase of the Skyhook trial against Google is opening a window into Google executives' views on how they sought to reinforce Google's monopoly and collect personal information from its users.

Amy Lee

Why You're Being Tracked | Amy Lee | Posted 06.27.2011 | Technology

Apple and Google don't track your phones just to scare you. They also compile valuable targeting information that advertisers would pay handsomely to ...

Use Game Mechanics To Build Customer Loyalty

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 06.14.2011 | Business
Seth Priebatsch

Game mechanics are more than just a way to have fun with your customers -- they can also solve real problems. If you're not thinking of your customers as gamers yet, you're missing out on all the fun.

Study Reveals Who Uses Location-Based Services The Most

VentureBeat | December 10, 2010 | Cody Barbierri | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

While only 4 percent of US online adults have ever used a location-based service, like popular check in app Foursquare, data from research firm Forre...

I'm Not Crazy for Using Foursquare

Dean Shareski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dean Shareski

Location-based services accomplish a number of things including fostering relationships and potentially saving lives. Find something else to be scared about.

How Location-Based Services Can Boost Your Small Business

Alistair Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alistair Goodman

Consumers armed with smartphones are increasingly relying on these devices to decide where to spend their money. With this in mind, a multitude of new...

Foursquare Still Struggling To Become More Than A Niche App

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It's not that Foursquare and Gowalla aren't popular, it's that they are emerging as niche apps. A number of users loyally check in and make recommenda...

Bianca Bosker

Gowalla CEO Josh Williams: Coupons Won't Be Enough To Take Check-Ins Mainstream | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Gowalla CEO Josh Williams wins the award for the most stylish tech CEO I've interviewed to date. He arrived at our SoHo offices wearing elegant leat...

PICTURES: Groupon Launching New Products

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Rumor has it Google may be negotiating a deal to acquire online deal site Groupon. But while the Internet waits for confirmation of a Google-Groupon a...

Yelp Launches Check-In Deals

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Local business review service Yelp has added a Foursquare-like feature to its mobile check-in option. Now, small business owners can reward loyal cust...

Google Launches New Service

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Yesterday, Google unveiled Hotpot, a personalized, location-based recommendation engine. The service is designed to help you easily choose a fun local...

Location-Based Services Haven't Caught On, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Facebook said yesterday that "millions" are using Places, its recently-launched "check in" application. Foursquare boasted that 20,000 of its 4 millio...

People Still Wary Of Sharing Their Whereabouts | CLAIRE CAIN MILLER and JENNA WORTHAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Internet companies have appropriated the real estate business's mantra -- it's all about location, location, location. But while a home on the beac...

The Idea For My Startup Came At A Music Festival

Amanda Peyton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amanda Peyton

The idea for MessageParty, like most startups, came from a combination of personal frustration and curiosity. I was at a large music festival and ...

Dropping Out Of Princeton Wasn't The Plan, But My Startup Couldn't Wait

Seth Priebatsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Seth Priebatsch

Dropping out of school wasn't always the plan. In fact, I had a much more sensible path charted out as I entered my senior year of high-school. Here's...

Location-Based Services: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Julia L. Rogers | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

While establishing a presence on Facebook, Twitter and Yelp may have been enough to take your business to the next level even just a few months ago, l...