New Apps Facilitate Real-World Connections Via LBS

Business conferences and festivals can be a great way to meet and connect with people who have similar interests — as well as potential business partners. But many people have encountered the difficulty of actually finding the right connections amidst a sea of people. A new cadre of location apps aimed at this problem took center stage last week at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, targeting both business and personal use cases…

UK Location-Based App Uberlife Comes Stateside for SXSW

Instead of letting users check-in or constantly broadcasting their location, uberlife works like a hybrid between Facebook events and Foursquare. If an uberlife user wants to meet people in their vicinity, they can create a hangout on the app and followers in the nearby area receive a notification about where that user is or is going to be…

Street Fight Daily: 01.17.12

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal media, technology, advertising and startups...

Google Launching Goofy Game to Promote Location Products in Google+ (ReadWriteWeb)…

Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Defends His Decisions on ’60 Minutes’ (AllThingsD)…

How Well Your Deal Sells is Inversely Proportional to Its Amount of Fine Print (Zuupy)…