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Facebook acquires Gowalla; say goodbye to Gowalla

December 6, 2011

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Facebook has acquired the location-based service Gowalla for an undisclosed amount of money. When it was first announced, Peter Cashmore of Mashable wrote for CNN Tech that this move would almost certainly be bad news for Gowalla users because Facebook rarely keeps a service intact after it acquires it. His prediction was confirmed in the […]

Feedback Friday: Will Facebook’s Places win out?

February 18, 2011

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It’s Friday so we are bringing back our Feedback Friday feature. We post a poll question related to one of this week’s topics. You tell us what you think. This week’s question relates to Tuesday’s post on whether Facebook’s new Places app will overtake other location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla. You tell us what […]

Facebook Places edging Foursquare and Gowalla

February 15, 2011

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Facebook Places, a location-based service where Facebook users can check in to their current whereabouts, seems to be edging similar services such as Foursquare and Gowalla. While Foursquare went from 2 percent growth to 9 percent growth in the last year, it hasn’t grown in the last quarter. Furthermore, a recent survey of 8,000 U.S. […]