That’s why I think 2010 will be a big year for location-based services.
There are many location-based services available today, but here’s a look at five that you’ll want to keep your eye on as we approach the new year.
Read more at PCWorld: http://www.pcworld.com/article/185477/twitters_mixer_labs_buy_puts_locationbased_services_in_the_spotlight.html?tk=rel_news
These days, discount everyone is trying to go local. Yelp has cornered the market on local business reviews, Google is attempting to integrate similar functionality in Google Maps with “Place Pages,” and it’s also at the heart of promising services like location-based game Foursquare. Now AT&T wants in with a new service of its own called Buzz.com.
With Buzz, AT&T is trying something new. According to Forbes, the site helps people “ferret out the best local businesses using recommendations from friends and family.” AT&T realized that it’s sitting on lots of valuable information with the Yellow Pages properties and came up with Buzz as a way to make local searches “deeper and more relevant.”
Read the complete article at VentureBeat