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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 …

Foursquare Surpasses 10 Million Users Foursquare Surpasses 10 Million Users

The last time Foursquare released a pretty new infographic detailing their growth and statistics, it was January of this year and they had just hit 6 million users. At that time, they reported 381,576,305 total check-ins and the fun fact …

7-Eleven Taps Foursquare For Space Flight Promotion 7-Eleven Taps Foursquare For Space Flight Promotion

You thought checking-in on Foursquare could only get you half off your morning latte or a free appetizer? 7-Eleven is upping the location services ante by offering a space flight as a grand prize in their latest promotion. That’s right, …

Google Places Now Imports Your Foursquare Data Google Places Now Imports Your Foursquare Data
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Late yesterday evening, the Google Places blog announced an update to their location-based service that aims to give you “better access to your content.” The first tweak is the ability to get your Google Place reviews and ratings as an …

People Who “Check-in” Are Young, Most Likely Android or iPhone Owners People Who “Check-in” Are Young, Most Likely Android or iPhone Owners

A study put out today by comScore sheds some light on who is doing the majority of the “checking-in” in the U.S. The statistics were derived from the 16.7 million mobile users than use location-based services and check-in with Facebook …

Foursquare Check-in Nets Cheaper Gas at Murphy USA Foursquare Check-in Nets Cheaper Gas at Murphy USA
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As gas prices have continued to climb, topping $4 in many parts of the U.S., one fuel retailer is harnessing to power of social media to bring in customers. Murphy USA, a gas station chain located adjacent to Walmarts and …

Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O

Today begins the 2011 Google I/O conference, which will bring thousands of developers to San Francisco to immerse themselves in the world of next gen applications.  Foursquare has teamed up with Google at this year’s conference to offer a look …

Foursquare’s Future: Predictive Check-Ins, Recommendations Foursquare’s Future: Predictive Check-Ins, Recommendations

Foursquare should be excited about its current success in the check-in sphere. Not only did they recently surpass 8 million users, but 4sq day on April 16th was an enormous hit, shattering records for check-ins on a single day and …

Foursquare Day Success: 3 Million Check-ins Plus Foursquare Day Success: 3 Million Check-ins Plus

I told myself I would stop.  I really did.  I told myself that there was really no reason to check-in on Foursquare to every bar and restaurant that I visited.  Nobody really cares where I am, right?  Well, even if …

GetGlue Hits 1 Million User Milestone GetGlue Hits 1 Million User Milestone

The entertainment check-in app GetGlue just hit a major milestone.  Since its release on the iPhone in June 2010, the app has seen solid growth, now totaling over 1 million users.  GetGlue allows users to check-in to activities, the way …

Foursquare Rewards Check-ins With Food…For Your Dog
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In “wow, that’s actually a great idea” news, a German pet food company, GranataPet, has found an interesting way to market its product – free samples via Foursquare check-in. Dog users in countries where GranataPet is available (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) …

GetGlue Foursquare Integration Announced

If you aren’t familiar with GetGlue, it is a smartphone app that allows users to check-in to activities in a way similar to how users check-in to places via Foursquare.  For instance, a GetGlue user could check into entertainment such …

“Photo Memories” Tab Spotted Attached to Facebook Places

It’s become clear that check-ins are becoming about more than just locations. While location is obviously a big part of it, we’ve seen several examples of non-place "check-ins". For example, Booyah recently released product check-ins. Third parties have already begun using Facebook Places for physical items.