Highlight

  • ‘Find Friends Nearby’: Facebook’s New Mobile Feature For Finding People Around You [Updated]

    ‘Find Friends Nearby’: Facebook’s New Mobile Feature For Finding People Around You [Updated]

    Facebook has created a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby. Currently Initially called “Friendshake” and also accessible through a URL that is the abbreviation of “find friends nearby” (http://fb.com/ffn), it’s another step in Facebook furthering its reach into mobile, and creating services to meet new people — rather… Read More

  • Check-In Needs To Work, But How Can We Fix It?

    Check-In Needs To Work, But How Can We Fix It?

    Remember Highlight? That app that everyone thought was hot stuff back at SXSW? I used it for a few days and then deleted it, discovering quite quickly that the app, despite some utility, was an absolute battery hog. But what Highlight did was prove that, given the proper scenario, check-in works and is important. What frustrates me most, however, is that we keep doing it wrong. Take this new… Read More

  • Highlight App Review

    Fly Or Die: Highlight

    Opinions on the new break-out social location app Highlight certainly aren’t in short supply. Alexia thinks that friend-of-friend notifications should be customizable and that women may have trouble getting on board with the idea of constantly broadcasting their location. Eldon thinks that Highlight goes past social networking to be a potential business card swapping service, leaps ahead… Read More

  • Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

    Live Now From SXSW: TCTV’s Webcast with Highlight, Path and Hipmunk Founders (3pm CT)

    From the floor of the Austin Convention Center, TechCrunch TV is live with all the latest news from SXSW. Find out what TechCrunch writers have to say about their favorite apps, events, and surprises. TCTV’s Colleen Taylor leads a roundtable with our TechCrunch writers. There was huge pre-show buzz for the app, Highlight. We’ll talk to the Founder Paul Davison and about whether… Read More

  • Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiter’s Wet Dream At SXSW

    Social Discovery Apps Like Highlight Are A Recruiter’s Wet Dream At SXSW

    The history of location-based social discovery apps is a lot longer than the current hype surrounding Highlight and Glancee, currently darlings of the South by Southwest festival. Back in 2007 TechCrunch’s founder Mike Arrington noted the existence of social mobile apps like Lime Juice, Rummble, Mig33, ZYB, Mocospace, Aka-Aki, Nokia Sensor, Dodgeball, Mobiluck, MeetMoi and Imity, just… Read More

  • The Privacy Problem: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

    The Privacy Problem: We Have Met The Enemy And He Is Us

    This morning I was ready to bust some heads. I got a text message at about 8:39 from Highlight, the hot new social network thing that will disappear once everyone digests the last of their brisket on the plane ride home from SXSW. The SMS was pretty innocuous (“Download the app!”) but it included a list of 141 phone numbers. Had iOS been able to handle sending messages to 141 people… Read More

  • Highlight Needs To Let You Switch Off ‘Friend Of Friend’ Notifications Before SXSW

    Highlight Needs To Let You Switch Off ‘Friend Of Friend’ Notifications Before SXSW

    Ambient location app Highlight is a big deal. Eldon likes it, Scoble likes it, MG and Mike like it and Grindr fan Charlie Cheever likes it. More importantly, I like it. Before you call me out for being slightly narcissistic with the above statement (which wouldn’t make me at all unique in my field), here’s why the fact that I like it is important; In case you haven’t noticed… Read More