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Venture Capital 3.0: InLab's Radical Cure for the VC Blues

This week, Greg Doyle and his cohorts at InLab Ventures dropped a bomb on the struggling venture capital sector with the public launch of a radical new model for VC. Dubbed VC 3.0, it could revolutionize the game -- but it gores a host of Sand Hill's sacred cows in the process.

Why Foursquare Is Beating Gowalla: Location

Check-in phenom Foursquare just passed 3 million users, a milestone that cements its growing lead in mobile social networking. But how did it outrace competitor Gowalla, which was born at the same time and with arguably better technology? By having the right real world social networks, of course.

How Shopkick Aims to Kick Off a 'Geo-Retailing' Revolution

Shopkick has generated a lot of buzz recently for its smartphone app that combines location-based features with shopping. Soon, Shopkick hopes, when you walk into any of hundreds of retailers, their app will alert you to deals at that store, and reward you with 'Kickbucks' just for being there.

Facebook Buys NextStop for Location-Based Boost

Location-based services have seen rapid growth, with Foursquare the most prominent player. Facebook, wanting a piece of the action, has bought NextStop. The social travel recommendation site's location-based technology and engineering talent will be valuable to Facebook.

Investors Check In for Location-Based Deals

The idea may seem somewhat silly, but location-based services, such as Foursquare, Gowalla and Loopt, are likely to be enormous. And investors are racing to get a piece of the action, which will escalate valuations.