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Q: Are you guys on Twitter?
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Nope! Glenn went out on his own and founded GISuser with some new partners in late 2003.

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Q: I heard it costs $$ to post press/news, is that true?
Actually, most news posting is free (although, keep in mind we get a ton of submissions and many PR items get by-passed by us based on the topic and relevance to our readers. We do offer a guaranteed, enhanced PR option which is $95 and offers great exposure - see more info here

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It's relatively simple but requires a bit of homework on your part. We suggest you start by getting yourself a news aggregator - See NewsGator (Outlook), NetNewsWire (Mac OS), BlogExpress (WIN), or
Pluck - our friends at CADwire have a really good primer about RSS feeds also.

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In order to cut down on unsolicited mail and phone calls we have not published our phone numbers online. The best solution is to send an email to the appropriate contact and request the phone number.. we will be happy to provide you with the number.

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Q: I'd like to add your RSS feed to my website but I'm having trouble.
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Q: I know you guys are also into mobile and LBS... is that correct?
A: Indeed, we also run the following mobile tech resources: LBSzone.com (LBS, GPS, social location etc...) and SymbianOne.com


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