I confess that I was not aware of the Nearby feature, but TechCrunch checked out the update. The new update for Android and iOS Facbook app users rolls out to 1% of users Monday and to others "soon."
The update comes from the Gowalla team and focuses on local business discovery and TechCrunch argues it means trouble for Yelp and Foursquare (but we've heard that before).
The big deal is that Facebook uses all it knows about you to offer up businesses of interest. John Constine thought it did a pretty good job, but then he didn't know there was a Creole restaurant within four blocks of his appartment. Maybe I'm biased, but does he not get out much?
- Facebook announcement
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/17 at 03:12 PM |
Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN) today announced that effective January 1, 2013 the board of directors has appointed Clifton Pemble to the position of president and CEO, succeeding co-founder, Dr. Min Kao. Pemble, who joined Garmin in 1989 as one of the company’s first engineers, has been serving as president and chief operating officer since October 2007, and has been a member of the Garmin Ltd. board of directors since August 2004. Dr. Kao will assume the role of executive chairman, where he will continue to serve as the chairman of the board of directors while also providing ongoing support to the company’s strategic planning and business development processes.
This is the sort of thing public companies due to keep investors informed and confident. It's not done as frequently in public companies.
- press release
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/17 at 05:46 AM |
This is just cool:
Thomas Nicoski of St. Charles, IL, 63, graduated Saturday with a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Judson University in Elgin. He received the Ames leadership award. He's the chief of GIS technology for Kane County and got his bachelor’s degree at the same school in 2004. Rock on!
- Daily Herald
An enormous multicoloured map appeared on Human Rights Day, December 10 in Madrid’s Plaza de Las Ventas. It included 61 red chairs carried by 61 children highlighting the 61 million children with no right to education. The "The Red Chair" campaign tapped Monkeyb Graffiti to paint the map and encouraged local children to participate. The map was washed offer after the performance.
- Event Planners Spain
"Map reading made interesting" is the challenging headline about a mapping competition for students in Hyderabad, India.
More than 1200 students had fun at GeoMap Quiz where they were given satellite image of the venue NTR Gardens and asked to locate the placed indicated on the map
About 300 teams from 45 schools in the city participated in the final round of 22 GeoMap Quiz organised by GeoMap Society at NTR Gardens on Saturday. Students trooped out on the chilly morning to explore the garden and learn the craft map reading as well.
I hope it was interesting!
- The Hindu
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/17 at 04:30 AM |
Argos WebService API: The service provides tracking and monitoring of locations on the earth's surface by satellite processing of signals from a transmitter, either at a fixed station or mounted on a vehicle or other mobile platform. Applications of the satellite monitoring services include observations of oceanic conditions, management of fishing grounds and activities, and monitoring wildlife habitats.
API methods support retrieval of satellite and transmitter positions and processing of tracking data collected by the system. Methods supply locations of transmitters and sensor readings for conditions there along with estimates of error in readings and system diagnostics.
by Adena Schutzberg on 12/17 at 03:54 AM |