Foursquare > Google


buzz bishop future shop tech blogPerhaps Jason Calacanis is on to something.

About 2 years ago, the internet startup star launched something he called a “human powered search engine.” Mahalo would have it’s search results catalogued by people.

It’s that same human powered search that is allowing Twitter, Foursquare, Yelp and a little thing called GPS to change the way search is conducted and the real time information on the go they create blows Google off the map.

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  1. September 30, 2009

    Nice summary, some great things to look for. I look forward to testing Foursquare in Seattle this weekend.

    Would be curious to learn their business model – Google would seem the obvious exit but with a few lines of code they could add the functionality to current applications. Michele created guides to sell tires back in the day, what complimentary product would derive similar value from incorporating Foursquare today.

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