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Foursquare competitor Booyah raises 20 mil in VC funding

 by John Moe // Posted: 05/17/10 11:52 AM

Tech Crunch reports on Booyah raking in money as the location wars heat up. Booyah makes an app called MyTown which is growing rapidly. The difference between MyTown and FourSquare is that the former gives you challenges to accomplish at the locations you visit and turns the world into more of a game. The wager is that soon “check in” options will abound all over the web and world from Facebook and FourSquare and Google and all sorts of companies. AOL probably. But MyTown offers more and the hope, presumably, is that people will want to play the world and not just live in it.

 

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What will we do with all this "white space"?

09/26/10 11:15 AM

There’s a vote coming up this week in Washington that will have a big impact on how you use the internet, what’s available to you, how much faster you’ll be able to get things online. On Thursday, the FCC is expected to open up unused parts of the broadcast spectrum, a lot of people call it “white space”. This is space that was positioned to be something of a buffer between television stations but such padding is proving less essential since the conversion to digital TV.

On today’s show, we talk to Glenn Fleishman from Wi-Fi Networking News and The Economist about how the spectrum works and what kind of new space we’re talking about. We also check in with Tim Wu from Columbia Law School about the companies that will look to use the space and what it all might mean for you and me as internet consumers.

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