Facebook Places has been getting all kinds of attention for the last few days, a direction we knew it was heading with some of the social network’s latest acquisitions. You may recall one last month, Nextstop, the social travel recommendations site that Facebook swallowed in exchange for $2.5m to amass forces for their obvious bet on location. But this isn’t about Facebook at all. If you weren’t… → Read More
Earlier today, Facebook acquired NextStop, a social travel recommendation service. There’s been some speculation as to why this deal went down. Is Facebook getting into the travel space? Is this about their unlaunched location offering? From what we’re hearing, it’s much more simple than that. It really just boils down to Facebook getting a few very talented people at a relatively low… → Read More
The startup, which launched in early 2009, mixes social recommendations with search and adds a reputation system and elements of gameplay. It was founded by a couple of ex-Googlers, Carl Sjogreen and Adrian Graham, who helped launch Google Calendar (Sjogreen) and Google Groups, and… → Read More
Are you looking for the best beer bars in the world, good places to make out in San Francisco, or where to go on the Big Island in Hawaii? A travel recommendation site called nextstop mixes social recommendations with search and adds a reputation system and elements of gameplay to come up with a new social online travel guide.
The site has been in beta for a few months, although it hasn’t gotten… → Read More