Google Latitude Integrates Check-Ins (Finally)

Google announced yesterday that its Latitude mobile social product will integrate place check-ins. Active first on Android (iPhone TBD), it includes the following features: -- Notifications: Turn on check-in notifications in Latitude’s settings and get a notification to check in…

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‘What Do We Do in Social?’

While I have spent much of the past few years practicing the art of local SEO for enterprises, when I saw "The Social Network" had garnered eight Oscar nominations, I started to think there might be something to this whole social…

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BIA/Kelsey Expands Social Media Focus

Today I am excited to announce that BIA/Kelsey has greatly enhanced its focus on social media to include dedicated coverage on our Local Media Watch blog and a new Continuous Advisory Service called Social Local Media. BIA/Kelsey Analyst Jed Williams…

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Facebook CTO: We’re All About Mobile

It's a well-cited stat that almost 200 million Facebook users access the network monthly on mobile devices. That's out of a total user base that is approaching 600 million (1/10 of the planet). At the Inside Mobile Apps conference in…

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Google Boosts Mobile Ads (Again)

Google continues a long line of recent mobile advertising additions with today's launch of Boost ads for mobile. This is essentially the mobile version of Boost, which it launched on the desktop in October. There it joined Tags in an…

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A Mobile Local App That Saves Lives … Nice

Often we'll cover mobile apps that actually utilize the form factor (portability, location, camera, accelerometer, etc.). Not often enough, we'll cover apps that accomplish some degree of social good. Sometimes we'll hit up both, like with Good Guide or City…

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