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4 Reasons Location-Based Services Will Become a Thing Again in 2015

Michael Chasen

4 Reasons Location-Based Services Will Become a Thing Again in 2015

With improved location accuracy, improved POI data, and efficient background location processing, developers will be equipped to build apps that can truly extract relevant real-world user experience. Location will mean more than a wandering blue dot; it will mean the places we’ve traveled, the relationships we’ve developed, and the resolutions we’ve kept…

Well-Funded SocialRadar Works on App for Local Social Discovery

Noah Davis

Well-Funded SocialRadar Works on App for Local Social Discovery

In April, Blackboard co-founder Michael Chasen founded a new venture called SocialRadar, planning to build a new app that will provide real-time location-specific information about people nearby. Eight weeks later, Chasen and his team raised nearly $13 million. We asked Chasen about his quick and successful fundraise, how Blackboard informed the founding of SocialRadar, and why the world needs another social discovery app…