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Urban Airship to acquire SimpleGeo

All-stock deal for the geolocation startup is estimated to be worth $3.5 million.

By October 31, 2011


Ex-Digg CEO Jay Adelson lands at SimpleGeo

Nearly a quarter of the staff of the geolocation start-up now consists of former Digg employees, including co-founder Joe Stump.

By November 15, 2010


Location start-up SimpleGeo maps out funding

CNET learns that the Series A round, which closed late last week, was led by First Round Capital and includes contributions from prominent Valley angel investors.

By November 30, 2009


SimpleGeo navigates from stealth to beta

Start-up hopes to make it easy to bring location-aware features to any Web or mobile service--but we haven't seen it in action yet.

By November 19, 2009


Urban Airship raises $15 million

Strategic investors Verizon and Salesforce.com lead funding round for the mobile notifications provider.

By November 6, 2011


Geolocation wars heat up: Gowalla raises $8.4 million

The round was led by Greylock Partners with contributions from a handful of prominent individual investors--some of whom also back competitor Foursquare.

By December 9, 2009


Mashup mocks SXSWi's 'geo' obsession, gender imbalance

Two Digg employees have built "Wheretheladies.at," a relatively simple map mashup that tries to figure out which South by Southwest venues are populated by the most females.

By March 14, 2010


Gowalla: We're still in the location race

Are the location wars still raging? Gowalla, which some critics say has totally lost the battle with Foursquare, just inked two new promotional deals.

By July 8, 2010


At SXSW, a peek at the post-laptop age?

Lugging around a MacBook is totally passe at this year's installment of the annual geek fest--but don't worry, PC makers, it's going to be awhile before the rest of the world follows suit.

By March 14, 2011


Lost innocence for start-ups at a flashier SXSWi?

Annual geek-culture confab has gotten so big that wide-eyed young start-ups thinking it's their ticket to fame may find it's like hoping to get a record deal by showing up at Coachella with a guitar.

By March 10, 2011