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Buzzd: 1.2 million venues in directory, strategic investment on the way

Mobile social start-up combines "geo" networking with Yelp-like reviews, and says partnerships and new investments will help it climb above the fray.

By June 25, 2008


Meet Vine, Microsoft's superhero software

Using the same "check-in" philosophy that services like Loopt and Dodgeball pioneered, Microsoft hopes to make a difference in community organizing and emergency preparedness.

By April 28, 2009


Where is Google voice-powered search?

A mobile search app for the iPhone was expected to be released Friday but, as of Saturday, is still unavailable. Has it been bogged down by App Store red tape?

By November 15, 2008


BlackBerry Fund makes first major investments

The BlackBerry Partners Fund, which was created to help start-ups develop smartphone applications, has allocated its first three major investments.

By October 29, 2008


Coders get 70 percent of Android Market revenue

With T-Mobile's G1 now on the market, Google opens the doors to the Android Market. Later, programmers and carriers will share revenue.

By October 22, 2008


Yelp plans splashy debut in location-aware mobile market

The business reviews site is working on an application for Apple's iPhone that will let "Yelpers" find out what's nearby and whether it sucks or not, representatives tell CNET News.com.

By June 4, 2008


Helio's new nightlife search site has lofty ambitions

Still struggling to gain critical mass, the small wireless carrier launches an ambitious events and entertainment search feature and hopes to add GPS functionality soon.

By February 6, 2008