The failure of Facebook's Poke app has revealed the social giant's nature as a doppleganger. And it won't stop until nothing in the tech world is left.
Ailing location-based application Gowalla has finally shuttered its doors, three months after Facebook's talent acquisition of Gowalla. This leaves Foursquare to prove that its pivot will keep its location-based services relevant for users.
Groupon adds Campfire Labs to its stable in order to prepare for new projects in 2012.
Market research firm Forrester finds that only five percent of mobile users actively use location-aware services like FourSquare once a month.
Gowalla has confirmed it's been bought by Facebook. Now what?
While Facebook continues to dominate other U.S. based social networks in terms of total users, the social network is stepping up competition with location-based social network Foursquare due to a recent acquisition.
Foursquare was just the beginning. Check out some of the new trends emerging within the geo-social landscape.
While getting directions on a smartphone is increasing in popularity, sharing personal location isn't quite as important. A new study shows that smartphone owners aren't interested in letting the world know where they are located at all times.
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.
Apparently no amount of over-saturation could keep Foursquare down, as the geo-social site announces its massive growth.
The updated Gowalla app brings location-based services into one places, letting users enjoy features of its competitors in addition to its own.
While the Google-Groupon deal is still up in the air, the daily deals titan has made a few acquisitions itself, and is introducing its a more fully-featured format.
Looks like Rupert Murdoch wasn't the alone one interested in marketing an iPad-only magazine, and he's definitely not going to be the first. Virgin's Project is set to launch in the App Store tonight.
Following in the footsteps of its competitors, Yelp is now bringing check-ins and customer coupons to your phone.
Gowalla plans to offer 200 custom "stamps" to Disney visitors using its location-based mobile app.