Latest Gowalla Stories

Facebook Position Opens After Gowalla Co-Founder Exits
2013-07-16 13:32:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The social network apparently has a couple of openings. On Tuesday it was reported that Facebook's product manager of location and events Josh Williams is checking out of the company after just 18 months on the job. Williams' departure was first reported July 15 by AllThingsD. He hasn't officially announced his next move, but sources told AllThingsD that he plans to stay in San Francisco and could work on a new startup venture....

Riot Is Like Google For Creepers
2013-02-12 19:25:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Recently, British news site The Guardian obtained a video from Massachusetts-based  defense contractor Raytheon showing off a software they call “Riot,” or Rapid Information Overlay Technology. Just as it sounds, Riot quickly combines data from a number of sources and overlays it on a map. What makes this technology frightening is, in this instance, “data” means GPS and social media information....

Facebook May Be Working On A Tracking App
2013-02-05 08:55:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Facebook knows all about you, mostly because you've told it all about yourself. For many years, Facebook has even known where you are at any given point, recently launching their "Nearby" feature to let mobile users know what's happening around them. Now that Facebook has "officially" become a mobile company, they've had an eye towards leveraging this information with a possible location aware app which alerts your friends...

Gowalla Co-Founders To Join Facebook, Work On Timeline
2011-12-06 04:54:05

Facebook has announced the hiring of the co-founders and developers of Gowalla, one of the companies that pioneered location-based "check-in" services used on smartphones and other devices, various media outlets reported on Monday. The popular social networking website, which already includes built-in location sharing features similar to those created by Gowalla, will not acquire the Texas-based company's technology, though, and according to Josh Halliday of the Guardian, the company will...

2011-06-09 12:50:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer's bounty has arrived and Frigidaire and Jennifer Garner are teaming up to help families make the most of it. Today, Garner joined parents and children for a lesson in eating fresh. The farm fresh cooking experience was led by Adam Kaye, chef and kitchen director at Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant, a pioneer in the farm-to-table movement. Together, they kicked off the Frigidaire Kids' Cooking Academy Summer Session, giving...

2010-12-08 13:59:00

DALLAS, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Southwest Airlines is honored to once again be the Official Airline of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The airline is proud to support, for the second year in a row, the artists and filmmakers whose vision, creativity, and passion fuel the Sundance Film Festival every year. As a pioneer in aviation, Southwest salutes the filmmakers who seek new horizons and embrace possibilities. Southwest Airlines also sees the festival as an opportunity to...

2010-10-14 12:30:00

NASA and Gowalla, a mobile and web service, have partnered to bring users one small step closer to the universe. The partnership populates Gowalla with NASA-related information and four virtual items -- moon rocks, a NASA patch, a spacesuit and a space shuttle -- that can be found at agency-related venues. "NASA's partnership with Gowalla is a creative way for us to reach out and share information about what the nation's space agency is doing," said Bob Jacobs, NASA's deputy associate...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.