Oh, the Places Your Phone Will Find

Field Trip, made by a division of Google, sends you, by way of pop-up cards, short blurbs about unique, sometimes-hidden locations as you pass them.
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Pinterest Does Location: Not Just Pin Boards, but Now Pin Maps

Next for Pinterest: Location.
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TripAdvisor Mostly Meets Street’s Expectations With Third-Quarter Earnings

Marketing expenses grew 45 percent as the travel site launched a national TV campaign.
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Sherpa Ventures Starts $150M Fundraising With $15M Infusion From TPG

Now the well-known Silicon Valley pair will have some walking-around money.
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EatWith, an Airbnb for Dinner Parties, Sets Its Sights on U.S. Cities

Why fall into tourist traps when you can eat with local hipsters?
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KatieCam: What’s On Nuance CEO Paul Ricci’s Bookshelf (Video)

Because Siri won’t read “War and Peace” to you.
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KatieCam: Jeff Zucker’s Summer Travel Plans

Jeff Zucker, CNN president, tells Katie Boehret about his summer plans.
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Yahoo Snaps Up Two More Small Mobile Companies — MileWise and GoPollGo — In Ongoing “Acqhires” Effort

In its ongoing quest to snap up every small mobile startup around, Yahoo said today that it had bought travel rewards app MileWise and GoPollGo, a social polling app. Both services will be shut down, and staff will be integrated into the Silicon Valley Internet giant’s burgeoning New York mobile team. In recent months, Yahoo has acquired Stamped, Summly, Astrid and more, as part of its efforts to build out its mobile offerings.

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Hotel Tonight Wants You to Snap Photos of Your Hotel Room (Selfies Not Encouraged)

Hotel Tonight, the iOS and Android app for booking last-minute hotel rooms, is adding an Instagram-like photo-sharing service — minus the filters — for hotel guests to snap pictures of their stays. Prior to this, Hotel Tonight only allowed “reviews” of hotels through a ratings system. The company will introduce photo scavenger hunts, assigning users to snap a group of photos from a partner hotel to redeem five dollars off their next HotelTonight booking. The app, which is currently available in North America and Europe, has been downloaded five million times, though the company hasn’t said how many bookings it has done.