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Marketers Don't Need Pokémon Go to Track You: Why It's Boom Time for Location Data Sharing

The Pokémon Go phenomenon has prompted a lot of handwringing over how the trendy creature-grabbing app game tracks mobile location data. Yet, while …

Facebook Links Actual Store Visits to Marketers' Ads and Sales

Last year, Facebook began giving marketers more information about the people who were nearby their stores. Now, it's building on that, giving …

Swarm now lets users check-in without sharing their location

Swarm, the gamified check-in app from Foursquare, has today launched a new feature that will let users check in to locations without sharing that location with their group of friends.<p>The company is calling these private check-ins ‘off-the-grid check-ins’ and users will be able to activate them …

Twitter integrates with Yelp for location tags in the UK and Japan, bypassing Foursquare

A year ago, Twitter ramped up its game in location services when it announced an integration with Foursquare to provide venue suggestions when you wanted to tag where you were tweeting. Interestingly, that deal appears to have applied only to the U.S., and now that Twitter’s expanding the service, …

6 Location-based Social Media Monitoring Tools

Do you want to reach local customers on social media? Are you monitoring the online conversations near your business? Geo-specific social media …

Social Media

Foursquare has an amazing 'superpower' that wants to take over your phone

Foursquare<p>One of the top-rated pizza places in Brooklyn on Foursquare is called Lucali.<p>The first time I went there for dinner a couple of months ago, …

Apps

Foursquare Joins Apple Maps Data Sources As Company Builds Out Ecosystem

Apple continues to improve its mapping product by adding new features and content, albeit often under the radar. Last year, reviews and content from …

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Facebook’s New Tools Let Merchants Tailor Ads for Nearby Consumers

While Facebook yesterday revealed that its advertising sales increased 45 percent year over year to $4.3 billion in the third quarter, it would still …

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25 Miles on a Bike with the Apple Watch and RunKeeper

Introduction<p>I’ve been a bit obsessed with gadgets and fitness tracking since I discovered RunKeeper on the iPhone 3G in 2008. It wouldn’t run in the …

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Foursquare Unleashes Location Data for Cross-Mobile Ad Targeting

Foursquare has taken its share of lumps from industry watchers in recent years about its slow user growth, but critics have never rolled their eyes …

How 2 Georgia fraternity brothers created Yik Yak, a controversial app that became a ~$400 million business in 365 days

By the end of the day, Long estimates her fellow students had written thousands of yaks, short messages posted publicly to other users within a 1.5-mile radius.<p>A few months before that, Long was hospitalized after she attempted suicide. The 17-year-old junior was distraught to read yaks that not …

Startups

Tracking travelers' phones let Cincinnati airport cut security line waits by a third

Going through airport security is a miserable experience, but airports are at least starting to figure out ways to get you through the line quicker. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport says that the median wait time in its security lines has dropped by a third, going from 13.2 …

Disney's $1 Billion Bet on a Magical Wristband

If you want to imagine how the world will look in just a few years, once our cell phones become the keepers of both our money and identity, skip …

5 Fitness Tools to Keep You on Track for Your New Year's Resolution

Every year, people make New Year’s resolutions that involve improving their fitness levels, being more involved in their wellness, or just getting …

14 health and fitness wearables and gadgets worth giving

Health and fitness gadgets are some of the hottest items on the market right now, and it's hard to sift through what's just a gimmick and what's …

Google takes over Times Square with biggest Android advertisement yet

Google has taken over the largest digital screen in North America. You can see it right now in Times Square. The screen is more than 25,000 square …

Times Square

Facebook goes after Yelp & Foursquare with redesigned Places Directory

The Nearby Places feature in action within the main Facebook app<p>Facebook can look at certain coordinates on the map and assess what happened there in …

Jawbone To Broaden Wearables Lineup

Jawbone is the latest wearable company to try to go where Apple is not going, with plans for two new activity trackers aimed at the low and mid-tiers.<p>…

Google's Copresence Looks Like A Contactless, Cross-Platform Version Of Android Beam

Several months ago, we discussed something called Nearby, a project that - at the time - seemed to be Google's effort to let "people, places, and …

'Ambulance drone' prototype unveiled in Holland

1 / 2<p>A woman gives a demonstration of an ambulance drone with built in defibrillator at the campus of the Delft Technical University in Delft on …

Microsoft Unveils $199 'Microsoft Band' Fitness Wearable

Shortly after apps on the Mac App Store and iOS App Store revealed Microsoft's fitness wearable, the company has revealed its $199 Microsoft Band fitness wearable to <i>Re/code</i>. The device will go on sale tomorrow at Microsoft's online and retail stores.<p>The Microsoft Band is designed to last 48 hours …

Microsoft's health revolution is here, starting with a $199 fitness tracker

Health is having a moment. This fall alone, Apple and Google have announced ways for app and hardware developers to centralize their data, and dozens of new wearable devices have cropped up in hopes of grabbing the space on your wrist, ankle, face, or clothes to track everything from your steps to …

Cycling-Centric Fitness App Strava Raises $18.5 Million in Venture Capital Funding

Strava plans to grow overseas and become more than just a cycling app.<p>Strava, maker of a popular mobile app for cycling and other athletic endeavors, has raised $18.5 million in Series D funding and brought in a renowned venture capitalist as an advisor.<p>Sequoia Capital is leading the round, with …

Should we be concerned about Placemeter – an app which monitors street views from apartment windows?

In Christopher Nolan’s 2008 film The Dark Knight, Batman tracks down the Joker via a controversial technique: he hacks into the mobile phones of unsuspecting citizens to create a comprehensive, real-time, 3D surveillance map of Gotham City and its residents. His tech specialist, Lucius Fox, agrees …

Macy's Links With Google To Show Mobile Users What's In Stock Nearby

Imagine spilling coffee on your way to a holiday party and needing a new shirt right way. Macy's has a solution: A quick Google search on your …

Samsung rolt videomuur bij Europese retailers uit

Nieuws - 23 oktober 2014 - 06:55<p><b>Samsung wil bij niet nader genoemde Europese retailers een zogenoemde videomuur plaatsen. Het videoscherm, in sommige</b> …

Fitness Tracker Moov Raises $3 Million For Its Wearable A.I. Coach

The crowdfunded fitness tracker Moov, built by former Apple engineer and HALO game designer Nikola Hu, Microsoft Research vets Meng Li (now Moov CEO) and Tony Yuan, has raised $3 million in new funding in a Series A round led by Banyan Capital. The additional capital follows Moov’s earlier raise of …