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GPS Tracker Warns Owner Via Text When Bike is Stolen

Written on June 23, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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SpyBike system, a discreet GPS system, gives the owners the chance of track their stolen bikes

The number of bikes that are stolen in U.S. have increased each year. According to the National Bike Registry, the estimated cost of bikes being stolen have reached to around $200 million. Luckily, there is a company that gives bike owners a sense of security.

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Five Ways Schools are Using Technology in the Classroom

Written on September 04, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Technology plays an important role in education. As technology advances, it is utilized to help students of all ages in the process of learning.

If you could notice, there are already several universities and educational institutions to date that require students to have their own tech gadgets such as smartphones and tablet computers. According to these administrators, today’s advanced technology has been very helpful for their student’s learning. They utilize smartphone apps to teach the laws of physics, iPad tablets to practice writing, and Foursquare to guide new students around different campuses.

Meanwhile, although these institutions have revealed the vitality of using technology in providing education, there are still numerous debates arising with regards to this matter. Based from a national survey conducted by Pearson Learning Solutions: “Two percent of college faculty members had used Twitter in class, and nearly half thought that doing so would negatively affect learning.” The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth also made a survey and found out that “98 percent of higher ed institutions are on Facebook, and 84 percent are on Twitter.

After the skip, you can see the different ways of how schools are using technology in classrooms.

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Get in the Know with Banjo

Written on June 23, 2011 by Adam Eve

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Discover what you might be missing in the world around you with Banjo.

Location services are the greatest way to let users share their whereabouts, and connect the digital and physical realms. However, all-important physical links are often missed in real world when it matters most. Thus Damien Patton started up Banjo, a location-based mobile application that can rule them all.

Launched for iPhone and Android last Wednesday, Banjo aggregates all location-based social updates. It is created for both social-mobile-local early adopters and newbies alike. Banjo want to help users prevent missed opportunities.

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Wine Discovery Turns into a Social Game

Written on June 03, 2011 by R. Cruise

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Snooth, the world’s largest wine site, carries on leading tech improvement within the wine industry by a social layer called Wine Rack.

Wine Rack encourages users to discover and taste more wines through gaming mechanics, and rewarding them with trophies to show their wine experience and knowledge. The feature helps users gain knowledge about wine, while allowing them to better interact with others in the Snooth community and earn virtual souvenirs for their accomplishments.

Mark Angelillo, CTO and co-founder of Snooth, explained that the initial idea behind Wine Rack was “to give users a better idea of how they were learning and growing with wine, how they were getting interested in the product and how they were progressing through playing with wine data.”

Mark Angelillo and his team put broad research into the product which includes consulting with Foursquare, Zynga and Badgeville social gaming experts, reading documents on gaming theory, and discussing the app’s functionality and features with wine specialists and with Snooth Editor, Gregory Dal Piaz

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Useful Android Apps for People On the Go

Written on December 25, 2010 by Kristoff Jones

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For alot of us, life seems to be in a constant subway train where it's crowded and always in motion. For Android users, it's a good thing several Android apps are here to catch up with us on our busy schedule as they help us get by the day.

There are over 80,000 Android Apps out there in the market, and as much as we want to get them all, practicality tells us otherwise. So we’ve gathered here one of the best Android apps for people who are always on the go and would like to make them intact with their social circle or become more productive in their work. Remember that most of these apps need an active internet connection, but that wouldn’t be much of a problem now, is it?

Know what’s in our list after the break!

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Foursquare Founders Model for Gap

Written on September 15, 2010 by R. Cruise

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Crowley and Selvadurai will strike poses wearing Gap apparel in support for the nonprofit group for youth, CampInteractive.

Gap is on the works for a new campaign for their holiday collection which will showcase wacky mix of celebrities and social media icons including Foursquare founders, Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai.

The Foursquare co-founders accepted the offer to model and give donation to CampInteractive, a nonprofit organization which help unfortunate young people.

No official word yet from Gap’s spokesperson about this project. Since 2008, Gap has been creating campaigns which feature celebrities popular in their chosen field like actress Liv Tyler and blogger Scott Schuman.

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Gap Marked Down Prices for Foursquare Fashion-Raiders

Written on August 17, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

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Check this out! Last week, Gap cut 25% off the price of its items for customers who checked in to its stores while toting a Foursquare-loaded smartphone. How would you want to wish for something more like this?

August 14–Gap touted “The BlackMagic Event” as a way to lure customers, especially social networking-savvy ones, to purchase family clothes that are cheaper by a quarter per cent than usual. The chain rewarded Foursquare users who entered the chain while they were logged in on the site.

The clothing shop also offered the same discount to Facebook and Twitter users, but reward-redemption was different. Facebook users had to print out a discount coupon, while tweeters had to show a discount code up at the counter. But for those who took the Foursquare route, they got assured of a discount as soon as they arrived at a Gap store. We only wonder how the cashier knew they were already there–maybe they had to let them check out each customer’s smartphone.

Fusing Foursquare and Fashion is no longer new to the network. Ann Taylor has offered the same discount rate to Foursquare mayors and a 15% off to every customer who has checked in for the fourth or fifth time. This strategy is actually a boon to retail stores because friends of Foursquare users get to know they are dropping by this or that store–boosting the retailers’ market range in return.

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IFC and Huffington Post Launches Location Layers with Foursquare

Written on July 09, 2010 by Adam Eve

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Start looking at your town through pink glasses with Foursquare's Location Layers. You can now walk down the nearby street and view them the way fans of IFC and Huffington Posts sees them.

The Independent Film Channel and Huffington Post launched a Foursquare layer just this morning. This new campaign aims to let users view the town the way Huffington and IFC sees it. For users of Foursquare, they can now read tips from other users who already visited locations that they are planning to opt-in. It’s as if seeing your destination the way IFC fans sees it.

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