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Management shuffle for Facebook Places

After overseeing launch of Facebook Groups, Justin Shaffer moves formally to head of company's Facebook Places product. His predecessor takes over other mobile initiatives.

By November 11, 2010


Mapping start-up Socialight opens API

The New York-based company hopes that developers will use its opened-up code to install new apps on location-aware devices like iPhones and GPS navigators.

By May 7, 2008


Facebook Places: One check-in to rule them all

The launch of Facebook Places means start-ups like Foursquare are forced to rethink their business plans--and consumers are forced to rethink the entire idea of a location-based "check-in" service.

By August 18, 2010


In geolocation wars, SXSWi is mere skirmish

The rivalry between Gowalla and Foursquare might seem to define the nascent geolocation market. Hold your horses: Let's see what Facebook is cooking up.

By March 10, 2010


Meet Sense Networks, the latest player in the hot 'geo' market

The company, now out of stealth mode, hopes to make most of its money through corporate clients. It does, however, have a nightlife-navigating BlackBerry and iPhone download that could be pretty cool.

By June 9, 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


The mobile social: Not ready for prime time?

With Yahoo throwing its hat in the ring, all eyes are on location-based services as the app that will bring mobile social networking to the forefront.

By February 13, 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


Meet emerging mobile social networks

Young mobile social networks on display include tools to phonecast, engage in location-based tagging, and win online contests.

By November 15, 2007


Gotham Geek Guidebook: Balthazar

A look at the SoHo restaurant that's home to way too many blogger happy hours.

By August 23, 2007