Walgreen’s Check-ins Translate to Flu Shots for those in Need and other LBS News

From now until October 8, every time someone checks in at any Walgreens branch in the US through Facebook Places or Foursquare, the drugstore retailer will donate one flu shot voucher to a deserving individual.

- PR Week

An emergency app to share whatever a cell phones sees/hears and its location with 911 dispatchers was developed by University of Maryland computer science professor Dr. Ashok Agrawala and a team of students at U Maryland. It's currently in use by a small group of students but from there will be explanded to the rest of the school and perhaps the community. Android now, maybe iPhone later.


Roximity won Ford's contest to integrate an app with Sync at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon. Roximity, still in stealth until the announcement "will offer coupons based on a user's location, through either a smartphone app or, as the Ford development indicates, a car."

- Car Tech (from C|net)

Rahm Emanuel is now on FourSquare as is a new (and the first!) city badge for Chicago called, of course, the Windy City Badge. (I deserve one after four years in Hyde Park...just sayin')

Published Monday, September 19th, 2011

Written by Adena Schutzberg

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