This Week in Location Based Marketing Episode 4 – Check-in’s as Dial tone

Episode 4

recorded December 12, 2010

Welcome to This Week in Location Based Marketing where we rehash the news the matters in the location based marketing world.

Hosts: Rob Woodbridge & Asif Khan

This week: Where have all the check-ins gone?

Show highlights:

1. Google’s Near Field Communications Play in Portland, Oregon
Engadget Story

2. The demise of BrightKite’s check-in service
GigaOm story

3. Forrester confirms what everyone already knows: LBS users are influencers and early adopters.
From Forrester’s blog

4. SimpleGeo gives it away for free – location becomes dial tone

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About the author

Rob Woodbridge

I'm Rob, the founder of and I've spent 14 years immersed in the mobile and pervasive computing world. During this great time I've helped some of the most innovative companies grow their business through mobile. If you are in need of a mobile business advisor or coach, connect with me here to get things rolling.

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