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Foursquare Brings Real Mayorships to Swarm

Foursquare Brings Real Mayorships to Swarm

When Foursquare decided to build an completely separate app for check-ins and strip the “gamification” element out of the flagship app, there was a lot of head scratching. Unbundling confusion. One of the biggest complaints about Swarm for the past year or so has been the fact that Foursquare changed the way it handles location mayorships. With Swarm, mayorships have …

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Is Being A B2B Data Provider Foursquare’s True Calling?

Foursquare is looking to do more with its location data on the B2B front. The company is touting its Location Cloud offering, which it calls “the most complete set of place data and geo-technology powering the digital world.” “Location data is more than just a point in space or set of latitude and longitude coordinates. By aggregating and analyzing massive …

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Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun

Last May, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that mostly dealt with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of Foursquare. But to many longtime Foursquare users who loved the gamification elements of the app, there was a problem with Swarm. …

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Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare?

Yahoo may or may not be in talks to acquire Foursquare. Two pretty reputable tech publications (each likely with numerous insider sources) have conflicting reports about this. TechCrunch has a lengthy report written by two of its veteran journalists, claiming to have multiple sources indicating the two companies are indeed in talks, and that they’re hearing the deal is done, …

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Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership

Twitter has a location-based element to it, but it’s not that sophisticated and it’s not really a huge part of the service. It appears the company may be looking to change that. Business Insider is quoting the ubiquitous “sources familiar with the matter”, who says that Twitter is eyeing a partnership with Foursquare, to utilize the latter’s massive databases of …

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Foursquare Launches New iPad App

Foursquare announced the release of a new iPad app to bring an optimized version of its recently re-launched service to Apple’s tablet as a lot of them are bound to be sold this holiday season. According to the company, an iPad version of the app has been in high demand by users since Foursquare’s re-launch. Foursquare says in a blog …

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Checking in with Swarm Just Got Much Easier

If you’re an iOS user who loves to check-in with Foursquare’s Swarm app, but feel it’s too much effort to open the app and tap a few buttons – then today is your lucky day. The new version of Swarm is out, and in it is a widget designed for super fast check-ins. Once you enable the widget, all you …

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Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips

With Foursquare’s revamped app, tips are the new check-ins. Today, the company is trying to make tips more helpful by letting them disappear after they’re no longer relevant. Getting in on the ephemeral everything craze, Foursquare is unveiling ephemeral tips. “Not all tips should last forever. Maybe your favorite vintage store is only running a sale for the week, or …

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Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality hasn’t already been disabled). “We’re so excited to announce Swarm is now available to download on Windows Phone. It’s the …

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Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too

As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the focus of Foursquare has shifted from check-ins to local search, you can imagine that it might have some implications for small businesses. Naturally, the company is telling businesses that the new app …

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Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would relaunch in the summer as an app entirely devoted to local search and recommendations. Some with an if it ain’t …

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Foursquare’s New App Coming Next Week as Company Battles Backlash

Foursquare probably knew that unbundling its features and removing check-ins altogether from its flagship app would ruffle a few feathers. I guess the company maybe thought there was the off chance that people would take to Swarm, its new check-in only app, like people did to the original Foursquare app. But Swarm’s 1.5 star rating in the App Store and …

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