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Google Latitude For iOS Gets Check-Ins

With Android users already being able to check-in with Latitude, Google just updated their Latitude iOS app to include check-ins there too. Similar to Foursquare, it lets you become a Regular, VIP or Guru the more times you visit a place. [Google Mobile Blog]

Unlock Deals By Checking Into Places On Google Latitude

“Foursquare who?” asks Google, as they roll out 60 check-in offers in Austin, Texas, to coincide with the SXSW nerdfest. All users have to do is check into the business, say a cafe, and see if they’re offering any special deals.

Google Latitude: Now One More Place To Check In

Google Latitude has been around for a couple of years now, but today it’s finally fulfilled its destiny as yet another place you can check in online. You know, after you’ve already hit up Foursquare and Facebook.

You Can Download The Free Google Latitude iPhone App Now!

After briefly appearing in Japan’s App Store, Google’s Latitude app is now in your App Store – and this time, it doesn’t look like an accident. Stalk friends! Be stalked! It’s free! [iTunes via RedmondPie]

Hey, Did You Know There's A Google Latitude iPhone App Now?

Initially, there was fear that a Latitude app would be confusing to people who use Google Maps. Not for the Japanese, however, who had a brief taste of the app before it got pulled. Can we expect one soon? [TechCrunch]

Google Maps For Android Ensures You Never Miss A Train Again

It was already a joy to use, but Google’s update of Google Maps for Android (version 4.3) squeezes in transit info, restaurant/services reviews and a nice tie-in with Latitude, where Google contacts can be contacted easily.

Google Latitude's History Dashboard Just Got A Bit Smarter And Creepier

Despite the fact that it’s opt-in and has decent privacy settings, I find Google Latitude’s location history dashboard a bit creepy. It now gives step-by-step views of where I’ve been and even knows how many total miles I’ve travelled.

Apple Lets You Get Stalky With Google Latitude-esque Patent

While it was initially suggested that Google Latitude was rejected from the app store to keep iPhone users from confusing it with Maps, this new patent shows that Apple might be working on their own friend- and ex-girlfriend-tracking app.

Google Latitude Gets Creepy With Location History And Alerts

Google already knows too much about me, yet Google Latitude’s Location History and Location Alerts features are still creepy. But they’re useful, because together they learn your usual hangouts and know when you don’t need notifications of who’s nearby.

Native Twitter Location Data = More Stalker Power Per Tweet

Twitter’s API just got a new piece of awesome: native location data. Before, apps had to jury-rig location schemes, but now location data can be natively baked into every tweet.

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