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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Foursquare Is Quite Useful While Other LBS' have Checked-Out #TBT

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Foursquare Is Quite Useful While Other LBS have Checked-Out TBT daily-golden-nugget-1264-58
In today's Throwback Thursday, I'm bringing back a group of old Nuggets that are near and dear to my hart: Location Based Services.

One of our more ambitious events here at jWAG was back in August 2010 when we held live video broadcasts several days in a row, we called it "jWAG Live 2". Every day we covered different topics, one of which was ...
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AT: 05/28/2015 08:32:09 AM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

These Old Daily Nuggets Are Now Rubbish

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These Old Daily Nuggets Are Now Rubbish daily-golden-nugget-1077-98
Seventy-seven week days ago, when I reached the 1000th Nugget milestone, I got the idea that I should write a recap of all the technology that I wrote about that came and went since 2010 when I started this daily newsletter.

Although I really want to be nostalgic, I don't even have the time to look through 1000 posts to create a full list. But I'm going to give it a try and see where this goes, so let's have a little fun... Instead of learning something new today, I'll look at some old topics that I'v...
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AT: 09/09/2014 09:03:03 AM   0 COMMENTS
Friday, November 26, 2010

Ready? Set. SELL!

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It's Black Friday in the USA and that means millions of people are out spending money and hopefully many of you retail store owners are bringing in some good sales. Which, by the way, we hope you are reading this from your cell phone or tablet while out on the sales floor.

Speaking of cell phones and tablets, here are a few good ideas you should think about over the next week.

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This one's for iPad users. Get yourself a nice photo frame stand that the iPad can sit in. A clear plastic frame will work, too. Load the iPad with some photos of items you have in stock. On Windows, you can easily load photos as if the iPad is a camera by using the standard iConnect-to-everything-iRelated-cable. On a Mac, you can use the iPhoto program to load and organize your photos.

Once your photos are loaded, place the iPad in...
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AT: 11/26/2010 09:00:07 AM   0 COMMENTS
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

"Checking-in" on Facebook Places

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This morning shortly after midnight Eastern time Facebook announced new features for their Facebook Places service.

On August 18, 2010 Facebook Places was suddenly available to everyone downloading the latest Facebook cel...
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AT: 10/05/2010 09:41:22 AM   0 COMMENTS
Thursday, August 26, 2010

Let's give Facebook Places a Whrrl.

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Perhaps the title of this Gold Nugget is a bad pun. Today we're going to give a brief overview of the new Facebook Places system compared to Whrrl.

Whrrl has a straight forward system showing you immediate suggested things to do on the opening Home page. There's also a easy to use Check In button that, when tapped, will give you a fast, real time listing of places around you.

As people check in and make recommendations, those recommendations are pushed out to anyone else who is within the local area. We've already seen people act upon our recommendations immediately, and then reply back to us with a "did it." The same suggestions will show up on the Home page for people up to about 20 miles away.

Unlike the badges you earn from the other systems which you can use to mark your personal goals, Whrrl give you Influe...
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AT: 08/26/2010 10:55:14 AM   0 COMMENTS
Monday, August 23, 2010

Introduction to mobile internet Location-Based Services

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This week's set of Gold Nuggets will help cut through the chatter of "Location-Based Services."

Today, August 23, 2010 Facebook changed some of the functionality of their website. In preparation of today's changes they've slowly been announcing new services to the world. Last week they announced Facebook Places in hopes to enter the arena of Location-Based Services (LBS).

It seems the world suddenly woke up and is talking about LBS as if it's something new that started last week. In reality the location-based technology became commonplace back in 2005, except many of us weren't quite aware of it. If ever you read the fine print in your cell phone feature, you would have know that Big Brother was tracking you.

There are many players right now vying for the LBS crown. At this point, we don't even know who will win ...
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AT: 08/23/2010 10:44:27 AM   0 COMMENTS
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