I gotta give credit where credit's due. I've long been a critic of Foursquare, insisting for years now that the app was useless. People would say, "No, I like that it shows my friends where I am." My reply to that was always, "If you want your friends to find you, text them."
With Time Machine, all of your check-in data speaks for itself.
All of that said, I was pretty impressed when I saw Foursquare's new Time Machine dashboard (sponsored by Samsung -- great move on their part, by the way, to brand the interface). It's awesome.
Monetate's Sarah Etter wrote a blog post about Forrester's recent webinar "The Smartphone & Tablet Experience," which examined smartphone traffic versus tablet traffic. One of the key distinctions was e-commerce conversion rate.
Fast Company published an interesting article today, which considers the implications of Google Glass in different venues where data, privacy, recordability and access to instant communication might be particularly sensitive -- like casinos, hospitals, movie theaters, to name a few.
"People who sign up for the new service will receive 200 free anytime minutes (FreedomPop to FreedomPop calls are unlimited), 500MB of free 4G data, and unlimited free texts every month," explains Gizmodo's Eric Limer.