Lightning

The Rise of Social Networking

Walt Doyle, President and CEO, uLocate Communications

Date: Tuesday, June 13
Time: 5:45pm - 5:50pm
Location: Imperial Ballroom

uLocate is a leader in wireless location based services that help people find people, places, and events. uLocate's platform powers MapQuest Find Me, the first cross carrier GPS-enabled buddy finder, GEOSNAPPER, KMAPS and WHERE, all wireless applications and services which connect people through user generated content that is tied to locations and common interests.

Location adds an important element to the explosion in social networking as it creates an opportunity to connect virtual social networks with real live social interactions. Where are my friends now? What's going on nearby? Where is a movie theatre or restaurant near my school and who hangs out there? Who's there right now and how do I get there from here? The opportunity to answer these questions brings a new dimension to social networking and uLocate's technology is the engine to enable the next wave - mobile, location aware, social networking.