Facebook Places : location awareness heading to the social network

Facebook have announced that they will be integrating location-aware features into their social network. Facebook Places will hit as a new iPhone app for US users from Thursday, rolling out to all 500 million worldwide users soon after. BlackBerry and…

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Gerald LynchFacebook Places : location awareness heading to the social network

Facebook readying location based services?

Facebook could be preparing to roll out location based features to its social network, if a report by Advertising Age is to be believed. Facebook are said to be integrating location based information and a check-in system that appears very…

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BT MyPlace – personalised location-based news, with a shedload of buzzwords and adverts

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Launching for the poor, embattled, snow-bound inhabitants of central London, who are currently IN CRISIS because they can’t get from Pret to Starbucks without getting a bit cold and possibly dirtying their limited edition lime green Nike Air Max 90s on the brown slush, BT MyPlace is what BT MyPlace reckons is the world’s first location-based, personal news service.

The service is co-funded by BT and Westminster Council, so is available for free whenever you’re in range of a BT Openzone hotspot in Westminster “Wireless City”. If that’s you, the “pocket concierge” service will send you all sorts of facts about your location, along with audio walking talks, guide books and restaurant tips…

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Gary CutlackBT MyPlace – personalised location-based news, with a shedload of buzzwords and adverts