• Twitter’s Golden Egg: Location

    Twitter’s Golden Egg: Location

    Twitter’s core strength—limiting posts to 140 characters—has created opportunities for other websites and apps to siphon off and capture users around activity that originated on Twitter. These new sites and services leverage Twitter’s distribution pipes, free of charge, offering little or nothing in return. In 2010, these common tweeting behaviors created opportunities… Read More

  • Where Is Awarded The "Mother Of All Geofencing Patents"

    Where Is Awarded The "Mother Of All Geofencing Patents"

    Just as geo mobile services are taking off, the U.S. Patent Office has awarded an extremely broad patent on “Location-based services” to Where. Patent No. 7,848,765 covers 31 claims ranging from sending an alert to offering a coupon when somebody crosses a geofence with a mobile device. Where CEO Walter Doyle calls it the “mother of all geofencing patents.” A geofence… Read More

  • Both Nintendo 3DS and PSP-4000 to be released this year in Japan?

    It would make a lot of sense, but take this with a grain of salt: major Japanese game and movie retailer Geo Corp. states in its latest financial report [JP, PDF] that both the Nintendo 3DS and the long-rumored PSP-4000 will be released by year end – at least in Japan. On page 23 in the report, Geo lists up all key products for the company’s fiscal year through March 2011 (see… Read More

  • Gowalla Plays Around With Virtual Product Placements In Apple Stores

    As geo social networks gain some traction, we are beginning to see novel forms of marketing and advertisements triggered by people’s location.  On Foursquare, for instance, you can get a discount if you check into a restaurant or even get a free meal if you become the mayor. GowallaIncase messenger bags, computer backpacks, and iPhone sleeves. Collect all the badges and you get a… Read More