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Facebook Uses Check-In Data To Find World’s Top “Social Landmarks” Facebook Uses Check-In Data To Find World’s Top “Social Landmarks”

It’s summer and that, of course, means travel. And when people go places, the common thing for them to do in the last few years is check-in and let all of their friends know exactly where they are and what …

All New Foursquare Arrives With New Look, Better Recommendations All New Foursquare Arrives With New Look, Better Recommendations
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Foursquare has been teasing the “All New 4sq” for over a week, and today iOS and Android users can grab the upgrade. Apparently, Blackberry users will have to wait just a bit longer. Everything is prettier, including a snazzy new …

Foursquare Keeps Teasing “All New” App Set To Launch Thursday Foursquare Keeps Teasing “All New” App Set To Launch Thursday

For over a week now, Foursquare has been teasing us with screenshots from their upcoming update to their mobile app. The company has used Twitter to tweet photos with the hashtag #allnew4sq, hinting that a fairly major upgrade is in …

Foursquare / AMEX Deals Jump Across The Pond Foursquare / AMEX Deals Jump Across The Pond

Back in March of 2011, Foursquare partnered up with American Express for a deals program that allowed users to get money back on their purchases by checking-in. After Foursquare users link their accounts to their American Express cards, all they …

Foursquare Launches Check-In History Pages Foursquare Launches Check-In History Pages

Foursquare today launched a brand-new history page feature on its site. The feature lists user’s past check-ins and is fully searchable. In addition, check-ins can be filtered by month or year, by the type of venue, by neighborhood, by city, …

4sqDay (Foursquare Day) 2012: Two Billion Check-ins Since The Holiday Began 4sqDay (Foursquare Day) 2012: Two Billion Check-ins Since The Holiday Began
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Today is a Monday, a day after before tax day, and by all accounts nobody’s favorite day of the year. But it’s also a holiday to many social media users: 4sqDay. Or Foursquare Day, if you want to spell it …

Foursquare Announces Winners Of Global City Badges Contest Foursquare Announces Winners Of Global City Badges Contest

Earlier this month Foursquare announced that their #visitUS initiative, which let users compete to get their city a special Foursquare badge, had gone global. Foursquare users from around the world were asked to create detailed lists that highlighted the best …

GetGlue Integrates March Madness, Television Check-Ins GetGlue Integrates March Madness, Television Check-Ins

If you’re not in tune with the social media aspect of the Internet, you must be an Internet noob, or someone who consciously ignores the omnipresent set of activities, including things like tweeting, sharing and checking in. While the third …

Foursquare City Badges Contest Goes Global Foursquare City Badges Contest Goes Global

Would you like your city to have its own Foursquare badge – given out as a reward for checking in at specific locations? Foursquare has just announced that they are opening up their Foursquare Cities contest to the world. Back …

Foursquare, VH1 Partner To Save The Music Foursquare, VH1 Partner To Save The Music

Foursquare has partnered up with VH1′s Save The Music Foundation to raise money through check-ins. All you have to do if you’re a Foursquare user is follow VH1 on Foursquare, and check-in to a music venue (or specific concert, since …

Yelp Check-In Title System To Match Real-World Yelp Check-In Title System To Match Real-World

Yelp has made some changes to their title system to make their check-in system more of a reflection of the real world. For those of you who don’t know what a check-in is, Yelp offers this explanation: “A check-in is …

Super Bowl Pizza Deals Come To Foursquare With Super Swarm Sunday Super Bowl Pizza Deals Come To Foursquare With Super Swarm Sunday
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If you’re an American Express user and a pizza lover, Foursquare has a deal for you. It’s safe to assume that plenty of people will order pizza during the Super Bowl. It’s also pretty safe to assume that a high …

Foursquare Adds “Nearby Maps” To Business Pages Foursquare Adds “Nearby Maps” To Business Pages

Foursquare wants to be your go-to place for all things location, and that includes exploring a new city. Now, when you visit a business’ Foursquare page, you will see all of the locations that are nearby your own location. For …

Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards? Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards?
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I write this with no intent of spreading any rumors or sensationalizing the situation. There is nothing indicating that the two companies are in talks about an acquisition, but from the sound of it, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is not …

Foursquare Extends AMEX Small Business Deals Foursquare Extends AMEX Small Business Deals
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Foursquare is extending a promotion that allows users to check-in to certain participating small businesses to receive cash credits on their credit cards. The original deals debuted on Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday set aside to shop …

Foursquare To Reward Heavy Users With Leveled Expertise Badges Foursquare To Reward Heavy Users With Leveled Expertise Badges

Foursquare is about checking-in, so that your friends can see where you are. And lately, Foursquare has been making its service more and more about discovery, by introducing Foursquare lists and the all-new Radar function that uses your location to …

Foursquare Now Keeps Your Home Off The Grid Foursquare Now Keeps Your Home Off The Grid

If you’re a user of Foursquare, it’s highly likely that you’ve created an entry for your home on the service’s network. I mean, most people are at their home more than they are at any other location, and if you …

Foursquare, Mayor Emanuel Promote Chicago Check-Ins with Windy City Badge Foursquare, Mayor Emanuel Promote Chicago Check-Ins with Windy City Badge

In Chicago, 250,000 different users have checked-in to 80,000 different venues 10,000,000 times using Foursquare. With those stats, it’s one of the most Foursquare-loving cities in the world. That’s why Foursquare teamed up with the Mayor’s office to launch a …

President Obama is Now on Foursquare President Obama is Now on Foursquare

Foursquare has officially attracted their biggest name yet, as the leader of the free world joined the service yesterday evening. No, President Obama won’t be battling people for mayorships, as this is an official White House account. I’m sure that’s …

Foursquare Lists Let You Share Recommendations With Friends Foursquare Lists Let You Share Recommendations With Friends

Foursquare has added a new element to their social experience, as their all new Foursquare Lists went live today. Now you can categorize your favorite places into convenient, sharable lists that you can use to document travel experiences, plan future …

Foursquare Announces New Notifications, Looks “Beyond The Check-In” Foursquare Announces New Notifications, Looks “Beyond The Check-In”
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Location-based check-in app Foursquare is announcing a brand new notification system that looks to encourage interaction with all facets of the service, not simply the checking-in part. They have just announced a new “notification tray” that will organize all your …