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Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages
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Last week, Foursquare released an update for their Android app that modified location pages to include more relevant information – putting large photos and pertinent places facts front and center. Today, they’ve released an iOS update that pretty much does …

Foursquare Puts Location Photos, Info Front and Center Foursquare Puts Location Photos, Info Front and Center

Foursquare has just released an update for their Android apps that they say will make both the experience of deciding where to go and deciding what to do when you arrive better. Location pages are now much more informative (and …

Foursquare Improves Check-In Screen with iOS Update Foursquare Improves Check-In Screen with iOS Update
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Foursquare has just released v5.3.5 of their iOS app and it brings some changes to check-ins, among other minor tweaks. First off, the check-in screen is cleaner and has reduced some unnecessary clutter. Instead of displaying “check-in” up top, the …

Foursquare Lets Users Explore Locations That Just Opened Foursquare Lets Users Explore Locations That Just Opened
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Foursquare has added a new category to their explore tab that allows users to sort the millions of location available on the service in a fun new way. Now, if you’re looking to try a new restaurant or bar, you …

GetGlue Acquired by Viggle to form “Clear Leader” in Social TV GetGlue Acquired by Viggle to form “Clear Leader” in Social TV

Today, social TV loyalty service Viggle has announced a merger with popular TV check-in app GetGlue. According to a release, Viggle will acquire GetGlue for $25 million in cash and 48.3 million shares of stock. With the merger, GetGlue will …

Hurricane Sandy and Its Effect on Foursquare Check-ins [TIMELAPSE] Hurricane Sandy and Its Effect on Foursquare Check-ins [TIMELAPSE]

Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath is still being felt in many parts of the east coast. The storm, which hit many major metropolitan areas a little over a week ago, has caused untold billions in property damage and has cost the lives …

Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating
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If you think that star ratings are oftentimes faulty or unspecific indicators of a location’s true worth, the people at Foursquare agree with you. In order to provide what they think are better ratings, the company is now attaching a …

Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi? Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi?
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Small and medium-sized businesses have now had a few years to incentivize the “check-in.” Between Foursquare, Facebook, and other networks that offer location broadcasting, businesses have found that check-ins can lead to social buzz. And because check-ins get their business’ …

Foursquare Takes Another Step “Beyond the Check-in” Foursquare Takes Another Step “Beyond the Check-in”

Last month, Foursquare launched a brand new homepage that they said “reinvents local search.” Possible hyperbole aside, the new Foursquare.com opened up the service to everyone – regardless of whether you are a member of the Foursquare community. Foursquare currently …

Foursquare Adds to Its Connected Apps Offerings Foursquare Adds to Its Connected Apps Offerings

If you haven’t tried connecting third-party apps to your Foursquare account, you’re doing Foursquare wrong. Sure, Foursquare offers plenty of information on the locations at which you check-in, but having the right connected apps can help you make the best …

Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage
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Earlier, we told you that Foursquare was planning a new homepage that would put the focus on search and open up their personalized recommendations to everyone – even if they aren’t a member of the Foursquare community. And now, the …

Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage

We say it a lot whenever we’re talking about Foursquare – but the company that started as a simple gamified check-in app has been consistently “moving beyond the check-in” as of late. They recently launched a massive redesign of their …

Prepare for More Targeted Ads on Foursquare Prepare for More Targeted Ads on Foursquare

Foursquare is in the process of monetization, albeit early in the process. Back in July, the company launched “Promoted Updates,” which amounted to the first-ever ads on the app. They are pay-per-click ads that pop up as users browse locations …

Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins

Can you determine which states are more supportive of gay marriage from analyzing check-ins at gay bars? How about determining which states are the most religious based on check-ins at places of worship? If you think that check-ins can give …

Foursquare Suggests That You Check-In to Nearby Locations on the Friend Feed Foursquare Suggests That You Check-In to Nearby Locations on the Friend Feed

Foursquare already made checking-in a whole lot easier with a previous update that put a big map-drop icon at the top right of the app. Now, they’re making check-ins a bit more suggestive by displaying check-in reminders at the top …

Foursquare’s Android Update Brings Back “Nearby Friends” Foursquare’s Android Update Brings Back “Nearby Friends”

Today, Foursquare has released an update to its Android app that brings back one popular feature and introduces another. First, “Nearby Friends” view is back. You can now select this view to see only the updates from friends in your …

Foursquare Lets You Keep Tabs on Friends, Even When They’re Far, Far Away Foursquare Lets You Keep Tabs on Friends, Even When They’re Far, Far Away
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Foursquare has just made it easier to keep track of your friends’ check-ins, even if they aren’t nearby. Now, you can stalk keep tabs from a distance with the new “Always on” notification feature “Have friends or family that live …

Made in America Festival: Check-in on Foursquare, Snag Some Pretty Sweet Perks Made in America Festival: Check-in on Foursquare, Snag Some Pretty Sweet Perks

Besides the points, badges, and generally satisfying feeling you get for checking-in with Foursquare, merchants have been known to offer perks for customers that use the app. Walk around your town, you’ll probably find a store that gives 10% off …

Foursquare’s “Nearby Friends” Feature Is Back by Popular Demand Foursquare’s “Nearby Friends” Feature Is Back by Popular Demand

Back in early June, Foursquare unveiled a huge overhaul of their mobile app. They called it “All New Foursquare” (#allnew4sq), and it brought a entirely different look with a redesigned friends feed and Explore tab. And boy did they put …

Facebook Page Admins Must Now Consider Location When Posting Facebook Page Admins Must Now Consider Location When Posting

A Facebook page admin’s job is never done, as they say (I guess?), and admins will now have to consider another little tidbit of information when posting something to their Timeline. Now, along with what and when, admins will have …

After 40 Million Downloads, IMDb’s Apps Get a Major Overhaul After 40 Million Downloads, IMDb’s Apps Get a Major Overhaul
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IMDb, most people’s go-to place to resolve any movie or TV-related trivia beefs, today announced that their iOS and Android apps have been downloaded a whopping 40 million times. With the announcement of that milestone, IMDb has also updated their …