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New research from Pew shows that geo-based services for directions, recommendations, and even checking into locations is growing significantly among U.S. mobile users.
Even if you're totally lost, your Android device likely knows where you are. It can do a lot more for you than just show you the way home, though. Get the most out of Android's location-based apps and services.
Foursquare lets you win virtual mayorships, but what about winning people's hearts? Singlesquare builds a location-based dating service on top of Foursquare's check-in tech.
If you're signed up to the O2 More service, you'll be sent a text message when you're near a branch of Marks & Spencer offering a free drink (with foody strings attached).
Facebook Places and other services that let you post your current location may share info with third parties who can track you in the real world.
Foursquare users checking in at the San Diego Convention Center may see an ad for free movie tickets to "The To Do List."
The startup's latest play for advertising dollars has the company targeting members with ads after they check in to certain types of venues.
If the social networks reach a deal, tweets could include location information -- such as a country, city or venue -- as early as next year, reports Business Insider.
Foursquare fans gain another tool for racking up check-in points and mayorships with TomTom's new app integration with this social network.
One tweet was enough to start a chain reaction of information-gathering that could have rivaled the work of a government intelligence agency. And with data, a hacker could have ended up ruining one man's life.