Report: Foursquare shuts off API for Girls Around Me app – CNET


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Good move imho. When innocent people get hurt because of location based apps, the whole industry can get set back years:

The Next WebReport: Foursquare shuts off API for Girls Around Me appCNETAn app that employed Foursquare and Facebook data to show the real-time location of women has raised an uproar and is making people think about how social media exposes them.

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Adopt a D.C. Tree via QR Code | Business 2 Community


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I’d like this a lot more if there was a GPS location function involved so people can find their trees. This would be a cool application for any location where trees need to be preserved. People could adopt trees in foreign countries or their own and pay local people a small fee to look after them.

DDOT’s tree tag w/QR code D.C.residents have the chance to help out the environment and embrace mobile technology thanks to the District Department of (QR Code News: Adopt a D.C.Tree via QR Code http://t.co/lYAzkSQc...)…

Via www.business2community.com

Cherry Blossom Season on Google Maps


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Google has released a special Cherry Blossom Season Street View Guide to Japan. The guide highlights some of the best Street View images found on Google Maps in Japan, including the most beautiful Cherry Blossom images.

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CitySpoon Inc’s SpoonerSpot enters the world of social networking and … – San Francisco Chronicle (press release)


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I’m not sure the name works for me, but the concept sure does:

CitySpoon Inc’s SpoonerSpot enters the world of social networking and …San Francisco Chronicle (press release)By taking advantage of SpoonerSpot’s free social networking platform businesses can learn what SpoonerSpot’s users think of their brand…

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Social App Marries the Fun of Group Couponing with Check-Ins


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There’s a whole lot more you can do in this space and with so many Kiwis playing club sports, that is a great place to grow apps like this.l JoynIn is a daily deals website and mobile application that mixes the fun of couponing with checking in.

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How Many GPS Trackers Is The FBI Actually Using? – Forbes


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I love the answer that the FBI really don’t know how many tracking units they are using. I’m sure that is the most honest answer they can give. Ultimately I kind of like being safe, I don’t commit crimes and don’t have sympathy for those who do, especially where violence is involved. On the other hand I do believe due process should be followed and if the law hasn’t got it right, the law needs to change. After the Supreme Court ruled in U.S. v.

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Real-Time Tracking via Google Maps


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Interesting. What would you use this for? I wonder how much it would cost in mobile data fees.

Track on the Map is a handy Google Maps based application that allows you to quickly and easily share your real-time movements with the world.To use Track on the Map you just need to view the application with a GPS enabled device, such as your…

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