Highlight 1.5 update adds location-based photos and event discovery

Just ahead of SXSW, SoLoMo app Highlight adds photo and event features. Will the new additions be enough to steal - and maybe even sustain some SXSW spotlight?

Facebook reportedly developing a friend tracking app

Sources with Bloomberg report that Facebook is developing an app that will rival Apple's Find My Friends app for its ability to track your location.
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Ambient app Highlight releases “biggest update ever,” adds context to profiles and digital high-fives

Highlight released its biggest update to its iOS and Android app, which enables users to add more information about themselves, and send virtual high-fives.

Highlight issues first big update, adds group messaging and better battery life

SoLoMo standout Highlight issues its latest version after a quiet post-SXSW period.

Facebook quietly introduces Find Friends Nearby, its new stab at social-meets-local interactivity; UPDATE: Facebook pulls it

New Facebook app Fine Friends Nearby makes it that much easier to connect with people on Facebook - it might sound superfluous, but it might be the SoLoMo sauce that Facebook's long needed.
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Facebook tests charging users money to “highlight” posts

As Facebook closes in on the 1 billion users milestone, the social network is quietly testing a feature that will require users to open their wallets to bring more attention to themselves.

Hyperconnected hangover: How are SoLoMo apps doing in a post-SXSW world?

After all the early hype, it's time to take a look at the lowdown on SoLoMo.

These are the ambient social apps competing for SoLoMo dominance

Before you take the plunge, here are the names you should know, the disappointments you should be prepared for, and the untapped potential for this new class of apps.

Highlight steals SXSW: Is this the first ambient reality app that works?

Highlight is a "sixth sense" for finding connections with people who are already around you. In a one-on-one with Highlight creator Paul Davison, we explore this new, exploding market and talk about where Highlight goes from here.

Move over Foursquare, SXSW’s next big location app is Highlight

The latest in mobile trends is "ambient social networking." And leading the pack is an app that recommends users with similar interests and mutual friends: Highlight

Your SXSW app checklist: Location, location, location

The social meets music meets Web meets everything festival kicks off next week, and here are a few apps that can help you (and us) navigate this complex scene.
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Say hello to seamless, location-aware apps: Is this the end of the check-in?

Has the check-in become too much work? Location apps are beginning to leverage the power of your smartphone to automatically curate and share your geo-social activity.