Foursquare Announcements Coming at SXSW

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This week, we posted an article about some comments Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley made about competing with Facebook. He responded to this, and we exchanged a few tweets. Bottom line: expect multiple announcements from the company at SXSW.  In a recent interview on CNBC, Crowley said, "They’re [Facebook] a huge platform and a big competitor, but we look at the …

Google Offers on the Way, Should Groupon Have Sold?

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Google has a new project in the works that appears to be a direct competitor to Groupon. It’s called Google Offers. According to an official fact sheet about the product, obtained by Mashable, Google Offers is "a new product to help potential customers and clientele find great deals in their area through a daily email." Should Groupon have sold to …

Game On, Groupon. LivingSocial Makes a Splash

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UPDATE: Looks like Google is about to get in on the game, too. This fact sheet uncovers Google Offers. That didn't take long, after Groupon famously rebuffed Google's $6 billion buyout offer. In one swift motion, LivingSocial emerged this week as Groupon’s most serious competitor. On Wednesday morning, January 19, LivingSocial… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my …

Schmidt: Competitors Spreading Misinformation

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As reported, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is turning over his CEO role to co-founder Larry Page, in favor of an Executive Chairman role.  We sat in on a call with those two and co-founder Sergey Brin, who talked a little bit about the management strategy.  During the Q&A session, Schmidt talked for a minute about the government scrutiny Google has …

Did Groupon Make the Right Decision? What's Google's Next Move?

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As you probably know, Groupon recently turned down Google’s $6 billion acquisition offer. CEO Andrew Mason was reportedly concerned about the direction Google may have taken it in, as well as what would happen to its employees.  A lot of people are surprised that Groupon turned the offer down, as it would’ve been Google’s biggest acquisition to date. Groupon is …

Dating War: Plentyoffish CEO Blasts Match.com After Legal Notice

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Renegade entrepreneur and Plentyoffish CEO Markus Frind doesn’t take kindly to legal threats — especially when those threats come from competitor and foe Match.com. After a receiving a letter from Match.com demanding that he “cease and desist” from making “false claims” about its business, Frind published the letter on his blog along with comScore data that shows that Plentyoffish is …

Yelp Makes Big Changes in Effort to End Extortion Claims

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Local review powerhouse Yelp is rolling out a number of product changes on Tuesday in an effort to put to rest allegations that it hides negative reviews in exchange for money. Such allegations aren’t a new problem for Yelp, but came to a head in February when a class action lawsuit was filed against the company and included the headline-grabbing …

Yelp for Business: 4 Steps for Success

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business. For local small businesses, Yelp isn’t just an option — it’s a necessity. People in urban centers use it to choose where to go to dinner, where to buy clothes, and where to be entertained. Users …

Gowalla Launches for Android

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The battle for social geolocation domination has expanded to Google’s Android platform, as Gowalla, the primary competitor to Foursquare, has just made its debut on Google’s Android app store. The new Gowalla 1.0 app isn’t some secondhand version of its iPhone counterpart — it’s completely packed with an array of features that allow you to check into locations, view friends, …