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Facebook Readying Location-Based Mobile Ad Product

Facebook Inc., owner the world’s largest social network, says it’s working on a location-based mobile-advertising product that will allow companies to target users with real-time data showing their whereabouts.


Groupon Acquires Start-Up Hyperpublic

Groupon has acquired Hyperpublic, snapping up the two-year-old location-based technology start-up amid a growth spurt at the daily deals service.


Police Raid Google's Seoul Unit

South Korean police raided Google's Seoul office as part of an investigation into whether the U.S. search giant's local unit has been illegally collecting individuals' private location data.


Apple blames iPhone tracking on 'bug'

Apple blames iPhone tracking on 'bug'

After a week of silence, Apple on Wednesday responded to widespread complaints about iPhones and iPads tracking their users' whereabouts by saying "the iPhone is not logging your location" and announcing an upcoming mobile software update.


Apple, Google, and Location: Is It All About Advertising?

Politicians and privacy experts demanded answers of Google and Apple Friday following the discovery that smartphone software from the tech giants regularly transmits information about a user's whereabouts back to the companies.


The Top Check-In Categories On Foursquare And More Fun Facts

Even as it struggles to become mainstream--just 4% of online adults use location-based social networking services--Foursquare has just released several statistics that point to the company's staggering growth over the past year, as well as usage patterns and the locales in which it has yet to catch on.2010 was "just insane," Foursquare wrote in a blog post.


Top 7 Location-Based Apps to Use When Foursquare is Down

No need to cry when foursquare is down...you've got options.


Rogue server blocked Foursquare

Mobile check-in app Foursquare's Monday outage happened after staff tried to fix one problem and somehow triggered another.


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