Gowalla

When it comes to Facebook’s product plans, originality is overrated

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.

Social Media

Gowalla officially closes its doors three months after acquisition by Facebook

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.

Web

Groupon acquires Campfire Labs in preparation for 2012 projects

Groupon adds Campfire Labs to its stable in order to prepare for new projects in 2012.

Social Media

Forrester: Only 5 pct of adults use geo-social apps

Market research firm Forrester finds that only five percent of mobile users actively use location-aware services like FourSquare once a month.

Mobile

Hey Gowalla users, this is what the Facebook deal means for you

Gowalla has confirmed it's been bought by Facebook. Now what?

Mobile

Facebook acquires Gowalla to help with Timeline

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.

Social Media

These apps are doing location differently

Foursquare was just the beginning. Check out some of the new trends emerging within the geo-social landscape.

Social Media

Location check-ins still unpopular among smartphone owners

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.

Mobile

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

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.

Computing

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.

Apple

Groupon announces expansion and scoops up Ludic Labs

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.

Computing

Virgin’s iPad-exclusive magazine, Project, hits e-shelves tonight

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.

Apple

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.

Computing

Disney partners with Gowalla to bring location-based service to parks

Gowalla plans to offer 200 custom "stamps" to Disney visitors using its location-based mobile app.

Mobile