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location-based networking


Does location-based networking need some direction?

A panel at SXSWi offers the debate: make the likes of Loopt, Brightkite, and Whrrl interoperable to ensure a level playing field, or let the industry just shake itself out.

By March 17, 2009


AT&T beefs up location-based services and A-GPS network

AT&T announces at CTIA Fall 2008 that it has added assisted GPS technology to its network to boost its location-based services.

By September 11, 2008


Gowalla team to join Facebook in January

Gowalla's talent, not the technology behind its location-based social-networking app, is heading to Facebook, the companies say.

By December 5, 2011


Facebook reportedly acquires Gowalla

Facebook has acquired Gowalla, which makes a location-based social-networking app for mobile devices, according to CNN.

By December 2, 2011


Foursquare courts the rest of us

A revamp for the location-based networking service both differentiates it from big new competitor Facebook Places and potentially makes it appeal to an audience beyond the hard-core user.

By September 22, 2010


SXSWi: Let the geolocation games begin

The competition will be particularly fierce at the annual digital-culture bash between Foursquare and Gowalla, rival social-media services that want to own the location-based networking market.

By March 10, 2010


Gowalla debuts Travel Channel deal, Android app

The location-based mobile networking app has launched its first non-iPhone app, and is making it clear that it's gunning for the same media partnerships that rival Foursquare is going for.

By March 8, 2010


VZ Navigator 5.0 hits the streets

Verizon Wireless launches a new version of its VZ Navigator location-based service with new features such as roadside assistance and social networking integration.

By February 1, 2010


Whrrl's geo-social network comes to the iPhone

Location-based social network Whrrl has a new iPhone app out that lets you update your status, post photos, and see what other people are up to around you.

By March 13, 2009


Mobile start-ups Brightkite, Limbo to tango

The two companies plan to operate under the Brightkite brand, according to a blog post by a founder of the location-based networking start-up.

By April 8, 2009