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Google Latitude check-in deals now available across the US

Recently, Google has been busy beefing up Latitude to make it more competitive with other location apps -- and more fun to use. Location history was added recently, iOS users can post check-ins via Latitude, and now Google has begun rolling out location-based deals which are tied to the service. If you're in the U.S., you can now score local savings at participating merchants by checking in...

Bing Deals for iPhone and Android aggregates daily deals on m.bing.com

Bing has launched a new addition to its mobile portal for iOS and Android. Bing Deals gives you access to more than 200,000 unique offers in 14,000 cities and towns across the US. The data is aggregated from deals providers such as Groupon, Living Social, Restaurant.com, as well as many others. Bing Deals is powered by The Dealmap, "a leading source for people to find and share the best local...

Groupon launches Gaopeng.com coupon site in China

With a population of more than 1.3 billion people, getting your app launched inside China's borders could be a very good thing for business. That's what Groupon thinks, too, and its new China spin-off Gaopeng.com aims to bring local deals to connected Chinese users. Estimates peg the number of Internet users in China at around half a billion. Groupon will be fighting for market share with...

Super Bowl becomes Foursquare's first 'promoted venue'

Foursquare is taking advantage of Super Bowl madness to launch a new feature: promoted events. When the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers face off this Sunday, anyone who checks in at the game will get a special Super Bowl badge. You don't have to be one of the people who spent hundreds of dollars on tickets to get in on the Foursquare action. Just shout "Go Steelers" or "Go Packers"...

Groupon brings its discount deals to BlackBerry

BlackBerry users can now take advantage of deep discount service Groupon, famous for offering one hugely discounted local deal per day. The Groupon BlackBerry app makes it easy to check out available deals and purchase them with a minimum of fuss. It joins Groupon's existing mobile lineup, including iPhone and Android apps. With Groupon for BlackBerry, you can avoid the hassle of printing and...

Get WinPatrol Plus for only 99 cents -- today only!

WinPatrol has been a favorite with geeky types for quite some time. It's an amazing little tool to complement your antivirus software and keep tabs on what's going on inside your system. It also comes in two flavors: the basic version (free) and a 'plus' version with free lifetime upgrades ($29.95). In what he's describing as an experiment, WinPatrol's developer Bill Pytlovany has decided...

Yahoo buys itself a ticket for the Ubuntu train

The watchful eyes at Phoronix noticed that a pair of small changes were announced yesterday on the Ubuntu dev list. Both will affect the browser in Lucid Lynx -- and both have to do with search. The more subtle of the two is a small tweak within Firefox. When a user changes his or her default search, the Ubuntu start page's search box will send queries to that provider. While most users may...

Holiday Savings Battle! Google Checkout vs. Bing Cashback

Whether you like your savings up front or in the form of cashback, the major search engines would love to trade a little dough for your business. Microsoft has been trying to entice people into using Bing for their searches this holiday season by teaming up with retailers to offer cashback on purchases found through a Bing search. There are some pretty good Bing deals out there - 20% cashback,...

Black Friday software deals you can score online

This weekend signals the beginning of holiday shopping craziness in the U.S., and there's no shortage of deals to be had. We're scouring web sites around the 'net to find discount prices on games, apps, and operating systems - if you've found some, share them in the comments! Be sure to check back, we'll be updating this post as we find more savings to pass along! Applications and Operating...

How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7 you bought for $29.99

So you're a student who has taken advantage of the crazy upgrade deal from win741.com but instead of looking at a nice, shiny ready-to-install ISO of Windows 7, Digital River sent you a handful of random files and no ISO! Fortunately, it's very easy to turn them into an installable ISO! Follow this very quick guide to get Windows 7 installing right away. To start with, make sure your...

Shopping for Windows 7? Score it free or heavily discounted

So you got your party hat on and want to buy Windows 7 but don't feel like shelling out $119.99 - $319.99 for the various editions upgrade or full version? Well, we made life a little easier for you and your wallet. Below is a shopping site roundup of Win 7 deals and discounts. Check it out and see what deals you are eligible for. Student - Microsoft is selling the student edition for $29.99...

Get VMware Fusion for as little as $9.99 today only

Twitter does have legitimate uses after all! One is finding sweet deals on some of our favorite software. If you happen to follow @vmwarefusion, you know what I'm talking about. Team Fusion announced in their updates that today only, December 1, 2008, a copy of VMWare Fusion 2.0 for OSX is available for just $39.99! That's 50% off the regular price! The site has just updated to reflect the...

Search Google for coupons

Along with pinpointing business locations on Google Maps, companies can also list coupons to draw traffic into their locations. However, what if we wanted to search deals in a certain area only, and the store location didn't matter much. That could be a little difficult to find, until now. Mike Blumenthal has discovered a way to search through a unique Google interface that pulls up coupons that...

Get unknown online coupon deals with RetailMeNot

Is there a better way to end a long week than to sit down in front of the screen and do a little shopping? For some, maybe, but how about when you get good deals? Shopping online. We all do it out of convenience and the fact that we are able to surf around for the best deals from the comfort of our own homes. RetailMeNot is a website that compiles coupons from major online retailers and makes...

Microsoft buys a $240 million piece of Facebook

It looks like Microsoft has beat out Google in the bidding war over a stake in Facebook. But while we had been hearing that Microsoft had been looking for a 5-10% stake in the $300-$500 million range, the company is instead spending $240 million on a 1.6% stake in Facebook. The deal gives Facebook a valuation of $15 billion, even though the company only made about $150 million in revenue this...