Button Integrates Uber Into Third-party Apps

Button Integrates Uber Into Third-party Apps

Button, the New York-based developer of mobile deep-linking integration tools for use in local on-demand services, announced the launch of Uber integration into third-party applications. Foursquare used the tools to add a button to its location-based social sharing application to…

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Pew: Geosocial Not Mainstream … Yet

Ironically, on the same day Facebook sprung a major announcement -- the unveiling of Deals as a natural extension of Places -- that could have thunderous effects on popularizing social location tools, the Pew Internet & American Life Project released…

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GroupTabs: Check-Ins = Group Buying

Some people (like me) don’t like games. Game mechanics-driven “check in” media like Foursquare, GoWalla, Loopt and BrightKite mostly leave them cold. But what if check-ins triggered group buying discounts? That’s the concept behind GroupTabs, a new service launching in…

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Love It or Hate It, Location Is Here to Stay

If you've been reading TechCrunch this week, you'll know (or be annoyed by repeated claims) that this year's SXSW conference will be all about location-based mobile apps. They've dubbed it the "location wars." Everyone is doing and thinking about location…

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Facebook: The Sleeping Giant of LBS

Location-based services continue to roll out left and right. TechCrunch won't stop saying this year's South By Southwest conference will be all about location (except for this contrarian piece by Paul Carr). We mostly agree. But with all the start-ups…

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