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    We've been hearing about Microsoft and Foursquare landing a deal together for over a year, and we finally get confirmation that the deal is finalized. Redmond has just invested a staggering $15 Million in Foursquare, and if you think this deal is just to get your location data, well, that's actually only a small part of the deal. The deal allows Microsoft to license some Foursquare data that nobody else has. This grants Redmond deeper data access and technical components that can be used and integrated into Bing, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 through the Foursquare API. According to ...

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    Remember the heady days of Foursquare, when using apps to share your location was fun, novel, and seemed like it might become a key part of social networking in the future, especially as smartphone and tablet use grew? Whether we're talking about Foursquare, the now-shuttered Google Latitude, or any number of other peers, usage of these kinds of apps and services had been on the upswing, with more and more users joining in each year. In the latest report on cell phone activities from the Pew Research Center, interest in location services appears to be falling off, in contrast to nearly ...

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    On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation ...

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    Advertising. Love it or hate it, it's here to stay. We see ads on TV, we see ads in magazines and newspapers, we see ads on our favorite websites. We see billboards. We hear ads on the radio. We can't escape them. This inundation of advertisements, however, is a marketer's nightmare. How can you target your potential customers without wasting money on people who don't care? When advertising your goods or services, you don't want to spend money where it's not going to be effective, but how can you know where it's being effective?  With so many options -- and so many competing ...

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    A while back, Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak said about Windows Phone that "I’m kinda shocked how every screen is much more beautiful." So we thought it would be fun to look at a few popular iOS apps and how their Windows Phone counterparts compare in the looks department. The difference in which is more beautiful has a lot to do with the design philosophies of each platform and most of the apps tend to conform to those policies. Apple's iOS app language generally keeps all the app content on one screen with square buttons along the bottom to navigate between sections while kinetic ...

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