Monthly Archives: November 2010


The Convergence of Location-Based Networks & Applications 3

Share Yelp, Facebook Places, Groupon, Foursquare, Gowalla, Scavenger, Living Social. These are just some of the location-based social networks, applications and companies that are making a large impact in people’s behavior and purchasing decisions. Overall, these applications and networks allow people to check-in to certain locations, write tips and reviews for businesses, restaurants, etc., obtain […]


Surprise! Skype Has More Users Than Facebook 8

Share RaceTalk’s friend, Erik Qualman, shared on his blog yesterday a list of the world’s top social media sites, ranked by the number of registered users. In first place is Skype with 560 million registered users, followed by Facebook at 516 million. Does this come as a surprise to anyone else? Given its ubiquity, I […]

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Gowalla Checks In To The Happiest Place On Earth 9

Share Today Ben Parr of Mashable reported that Disney has partnered with location-based mobile app Gowalla to help visitors further engage with their two flagship theme parks – Disneyworld and Disneyland – via mobile check ins and stamps. This is a significant partnership for Gowalla who is often left in the dust behind mobile check […]


McLean and Nocera Dance with the Devils 6

Share Two weeks ago RaceTalk was offered the opportunity to read an advanced copy of the book “All the Devils are Here” which is co-written by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera. We were immediately intrigued given both authors’ extensive history covering business and management in the media. Bethany McLean is the former editor-at-large for Fortune […]

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Newsweek.com Shutting Down 7

Share In today’s media world print editions are turning into websites, and websites are turning into apps. But not for Newsweek. Following its acquisition by The Daily Beast, it has been announced that Newsweek.com will be shut down. Newsweek, Newsweek.com and Daily Beast staffs are expected to be combined following the merger, and while TheDailyBeast.com […]

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