Discovr is the $2.99 app for the iPad, it’s an “interactive map of the world of music for iPad.”
“Find yourself and your friends’ location on Google Maps Guestbook with the new Facebook app Where are my friends? The app was created by Luke Korth, a student at Cornell College studying” comp sci. It uses your IP address for location. The coverage in PC World regarding GIS is odd: “It also takes your IP address (but does not store it) to determine your location using GIS (Geographic Information Systems).” and ““Where Are My Friends?” uses the Google Gears API to find your location, but due to the nature of GIS, it does not always get the location perfectly right for residential connections.”
- PC World
“LinkedIn Launches Tool to Visualize Your Business Network” InMaps is from LinkedIn itself.
“Yobongo Launches Location-Based Chat App for iPhone” Right now it’s “invite only.”
Foursquare says it grew 3400% in 2010.
Value of Foursquare? “Analysts have valued location-based social networking service Foursquare at US$250 million dollars, indicating exponential growth for the firm.”
How many users in Foursquare? 6 Million.
Why didn’t Foursquare sell out? “We are not done.”
Trapster, recently acquired by NAVTEQ, had its servers hacked, potentially leaking millions of e-mails/passwords.