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Social

Google’s barely-noticed leaderboard highlights Foursquare’s advantage

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In a recent update for Google Maps, Google added a leaderboard to show which users have the most check-ins in a day, week, or all-time. The feature wasn’t promoted or listed in the official change log, and…

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Travel

Google Maps 6.0 puts indoor maps & ICS look on your Android device

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The latest version of Google Maps for Android takes the typically outdoor science of mapping and brings it indoors. Google Maps 6.0 provides floor plans for select buildings in the United States and Japan. So…

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Google

Google buys ZAGAT to bolster reviews on Google Places

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Google has traditionally relied on third parties to showcase reviews in Google Maps and Google Places. But with a strong push towards controlling its local products, it has become necessary for Google to have…

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Android News

Google Places mistakenly lists open businesses as shutdown after jerks game the system

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One of the primary reasons people use Google Places is to discover points of interest when on the go. How interesting would it be if you knew that some locations don’t appear in Places because they are mist…

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Android App Reviews

BuyWithMe brings another social buying experience to Android

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BuyWithMe, a mobile start-up that offers users location-based coupons and deals, has just introduced its new Android application. The new social-buying app allows Android users to connect with local stor…

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Travel

Google Maps for Android gets better transit info, check-ins

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Google Maps for Android, which seems to be updated each month, has made its monthly refresh in the Android Market. Google has continued the trend of improving the “social” experience of using Map…

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Google Maps adds Latitude check-ins, aim square at Foursquare

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Location is big business. Mobile is big business. Taking advantage of both? That’s gigantic business. That’s why no one should be surprised to hear Google make a major update to its Map applicati…

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Lifestyle

Google Hotpot and Nexus S work together in new Portland promo

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Google is launching a special promotion in Portland, Oregon to promote Google HotPot/Places. In the pilot program, Google will distribute Google Places Business Kits that includes custom business cards, s…

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