BlockAvenue relaunches as CO Everywhere

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BlockAvenue, which started as a real estate-focused neighborhood information site last year, has relaunched as CO Everywhere with an iPhone app that surfaces location-based info from Facebook, Twitter and hundreds of other apps. Users draw a circle on a map in the app and then it surfaces all the recent Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Yelp, Groupon posts -- and many others -- from the app's 1,400 sources, and displays them in a feed. As part of constantly iterating on BlockAvenue "we were pulling apart (application programing interfaces) and the quantities of social data and social conversations that we were able to harness by location was astounding," CO Everywhere co-founder and CEO Anthony Longo told Inman News. "The big rock that we uncovered was social data," Longo said. For example, Longo said, he was able to participate in the recent Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concert at Fenway Park in Boston even though he wasn't there thanks to the near-live video, real-time tweets...