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Yahoo Uses Crowdsourcing To Teach GPS To Find Scenic Routes

It’s the journey, not the destination that makes road trips memorable, and researchers at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona want to capitalize on that philosophy with a new method for measuring scenic routes to suggest directions.


The Cloak app allows users to avoid unwanted encounters with those in their social network. (CBS)

Larry Magid: Cloak App Helps Users Avoid People

The Cloak app allows users to avoid unwanted encounters, by using location check-ins on Instagram and Foursquare.


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Questions Loom As Yelp Prices IPO At $15 A Share

San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. late Thursday priced its initial public offering of stock at $15 a share. That’s above its expected range of $12 and $14 per share.



Amazon Failure Takes Down Sites Across Internet

Scores of websites and Internet services like Foursquare and Reddit are down or have limited availability because of problems at a data center run by


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Tech Report: Foursquare 3.0 Has Arrived

Foursquare, the location-based check-in startup, is introducing its latest version for the Android and iPhone.


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Foursquare Location Service Adds Comment, Photos

Foursquare, a popular location-sharing service for smart phones, is now letting you upload a photo of that tasty burger you’re about to bite into.

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Foursquare In Deal To Create TV Series Based On It

Foursquare, a popular startup that lets people share their location with friends through a mobile app, is working with production company Endemol USA to create a television series.

CBS San Francisco–12/02/2010

High-Tech Edge On Black Friday

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said a growing trend for retailers is offering discounts for “checking in” with location-based services.



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