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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...

Social Network Offers iPod If You Let The TSA Touch You

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The TSA has taken heat for its controversial pat-down procedure, which has been described as "sexual assault," "abuse," and "invasive" by perturbed tr...

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...

Facebook Upgrades Mobile With Single Sign-On, Local Deals

Sheila Shayon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Sheila Shayon

Three key pieces in Facebook's mobile strategy were announced Thursday: Single Sign-On; Location APIs for check-in to Facebook Places from third-party apps; and Facebook Places check-ins are now enhanced with local deals.

Loopt CEO: People Born After 1981 Have Lower Privacy Standards

The Hill's Hillicon Valley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

People born after 1981 are likely to have different standards for online privacy than those born earlier, according to the chief executive of Loopt, a...

Foursquare Teases New Focus at the Business Development Institute

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

Although the decision of the GAP and other companies to experiment with location-based services is a smart one, it's important not to forget the adage: What's in it for me (the consumer)?

Foursquare: Social Network Site Makes Kicking Back A Competition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Twitter and Facebook ask users to answer the question: What are you doing right now? But for many urbanites in their 20s and 30s, two other questio...

Y Combinator's Paul Graham Wants To Mass Produce Start-ups

Inc. Article | By: Max Chafkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paul Graham's company, Y Combinator, is a hybrid venture capital fund and business school that invests in, advises, and, literally, feeds 40 or so ear...

New Cell Phones Make It Harder To Hide

New York Times | Laura Holson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two new questions arise, courtesy of the latest advancement in cellphone technology: Do you want your friends, family, or colleagues to know where you...