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South By Southwest stats highlight social networking, device usage

Web analytics firms break down the social networking statistics at South By Southwest, with Apple's iOS products, mobile check-in app foursquare and group messaging service GroupMe coming out on top in their respective categories.

Android Army

Selective censorship: How to prepare your Facebook for college admissions

Somewhere between sending in personal essays and accruing community service, college hopefuls now must prepare their Facebook accounts for university scrutiny. Here's how to tidy up your high school debauchery and put your best face(book) forward.

Social Media

Groupon will take to the airwaves with Super Bowl ad

This Sunday, Groupon will air its first ever television commercial during the Super Bowl, acting as a catalyst for the daily-deals market to up its advertising game.

Home Theater

Foursquare grew over 3,000 percent in 2010

Apparently no amount of over-saturation could keep Foursquare down, as the geo-social site announces its massive growth.

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Gowalla 3.0 iPhone app integrates Facebook, Foursquare for unified user experience

The updated Gowalla app brings location-based services into one places, letting users enjoy features of its competitors in addition to its own.

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Yelp is the latest to offer rewards for check-ins

Following in the footsteps of its competitors, Yelp is now bringing check-ins and customer coupons to your phone.

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Google personalizes local search with Hotpot

Google's second stab at a social network goes heavy on the practical and light on the personal. Places with Hotpot gives users a way to find local businesses they and their friends like.

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Survey: only 4 percent of adults use ‘geosocial’ services

Pew Research has found that only 4 percent of adults use location-based services like Foursquare, Gowalla, or Facebook Places.

Cool Tech

Facebook Deals creates rivals out of Foursquare and Groupon

Facebook's new deals feature could be bad news for both Foursquare and Groupon, as it rolls its massive user base into their territory.

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Facebook mystery event confirms Deals, yields no surprises

There's no phone in Facebook's future, but a new feature called Deals will allow local businesses to offer promotions via Facebook.

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Facebook to augment Places with Groupon-style rewards?

Facebook may be rolling out a new tool encouraging users to check in at businesses to earn rewards.

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Facebook Places checks in to UK

UK Facebook users can now share information about where they are to friends and stalkers alike.

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