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Facebook’s new ‘Nearby Friends’ feature aims to help users connect in real life

Facebook is rolling out a “Nearby Friends” feature to its mobile app, aiming to help users get together with people they know. When two friends who both have the feature enabled come into range with one another, they’ll get a push notification that says they’re in the area. Don’t worry, it’s optional, and opt-in. The feature… Read More

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Glympse adds Foursquare-like location sharing to Samsung messaging app

Seattle-based Glympse has partnered with ChatON to enable its users to share their location with a friend through the Samsung-owned messaging platform. The announcement is being made today — or technically tonight in Barcelona — ahead of Mobile World Congress, the massive wireless show, that begins Monday. While Glympse has announced a new partnership almost… Read More

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Q&A: Glympse CEO Bryan Trussel on the new world of the connected car

LAS VEGAS — Seattle’s startup community was well-represented on stage today at the AT&T Developer Summit by Bryan Trussel, the CEO of Glympse, the location-sharing technology startup based in the South Lake Union neighborhood. After taking part in the announcement of the rebranded AT&T Drive initiative, Trussel spoke with GeekWire about Glympse’s push into the automotive… Read More

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Glympse partners with Verizon on Messaging app

If you ever wanted to tell someone where you are without leaving a text message conversation, a Seattle-based company is working to make that a reality. In a new partnership forged with Verizon, Seattle’s Glympse will be providing the location services backbone for the carrier’s Verizon Messages app, which allows subscribers to send messages from… Read More

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A safe Halloween: Glympse unveils ‘Track n Treat’ app to help parents keep an eye on the little goblins as they roam the neighborhood

Looking to keep track of the little ghosts and goblins this Halloween, but don’t want to be a hovering parent? Well, technology from Seattle startup Glympse is here to help. The Seattle company just unveiled a free app (for iOS only) called Track n Treat, which like the name suggests allows parents to keep a… Read More

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Glympse drives past 10M users, makes big international push

Seattle startup Glympse announced a key milestone this morning, touting that it now has more than 10 million people using the real-time location sharing application. The company, which is backed by Ignition Partners and Menlo Ventures, also announced a big international expansion with versions of the service for languages such as Chinese, German, Japanese and Spanish…. Read More

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GeekWire Awards: Vote here for App of the Year

It’s time to cast your vote in one of the most hotly contested categories of this year’s GeekWire Awards: App of the Year. Competing for your vote are a great mix of newly released apps along with established titles that made significant upgrades and additions over the past year. The finalists in this category — Glympse,… Read More

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Glympse inks another hands-free location sharing deal, this time with BMW

For the second time in three months, Seattle startup Glympse has partnered with a big-name automaker to provide its hands-free location-sharing technology. Just two months after inking a similar deal with Ford, today Glympse announced a new deal with BMW Group. When paired with the Glympse app, people driving vehicles equipped with BMW Apps or MINI Connected can share their… Read More

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Glympse helps Seattle geeks track each another at SXSW

The huge SXSW film, music and interactive conference officially kicks off today — and hundreds of Seattle techies have either arrived in Austin or are on their way. Now, thanks to Glympse those geeks will be able to easily track where everyone is hanging in Austin for the big festival. “As with any Glympse, no app… Read More

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Never text and drive again: Ford inks deal with Glympse for hands-free location sharing

Texting and driving continues to be a big problem, despite powerful public service announcements condemning the practice. Now, a new technology from Seattle startup Glympse and auto maker Ford could help to wipe out texting from behind the wheel. Basically, the new service allows drivers to share their location information with friends and family members… Read More

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Meet the new Glympse, easy location sharing for groups

In what’s being described as the biggest release since its debut, Seattle startup Glympse today rolled out a fresh design as well as new features that makes it easier for users to share location information with groups of people. In the past, users could send Glympse alerts to multiple people, but it was difficult. With… Read More

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Tech Moves: Startup Weekend lands Microsoft vet; Glympse recruits from Amazon; and more

Startup Weekend already hosts hundreds of events around the globe each year, and now the Seattle-based entrepreneurial education non-profit is looking to get even bigger. The organization just hired Ludovic Ulrich, the former global program manager for Microsoft’s BizSpark program, as chief development officer. “Ludovic brings with him incredible experience and insight to help us continue developing… Read More

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New Twist to mobile tracking, stalking your peeps

Yet another technology is about to launch that will make it harder to lie to your boss and significant others about your whereabouts. It’s an iPhone app called Twist. That’s right, kids. The new free app gives users the goods on your ETA, including location and how far away you are. Of course, you can use… Read More

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Glympse allows Android users to keep tabs on friends and family with Tap-n-Track

Glympse is rolling out a new feature this week called “Tap-n-Track” that allows Android phone users to easily share locations on a map with friends and family by bumping two devices together. Founded by former Microsofties Bryan Trussel and Steve Miller, the 4-year-old Redmond startup plans to showcase the technology at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona… Read More

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Redfin, Glympse, Trulia and others sued over traffic patent

A mysterious company by the name of Traffic Information LLC has sued Seattle area startups Redfin and Glympse — as well as a number of technology companies and financial institutions — over a patent titled “System for Providing Traffic Information.” Traffic Information LLC says it owns patent No. 6,464,862 and that the companies named in… Read More