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Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

By Josh Wolford July 24, 2014

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect, …

Foursquare Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It Foursquare Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It

Foursquare has been incredibly quiet since late last year. In December, the company touted 45 million users and $35 million in new funding–but since then they’ve made little to no waves. No major updates, and no big changes. Well, now …

Cloak “AntiSocial” App Helps You Avoid People

Social networking brings people closer together, shrinks the world, and lets people share their lives with all their friends, and even total strangers. Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Instagram, et al have gotten almost everyone in on the “sharing” game. But what …

Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users

Instagram announced that it has grown to over 200 million active users “capturing and sharing their lives every month.” The announcement comes about thirteen months after it announced 100 million monthly active users. Instagram also says it has exceeded 20 …

Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Snags Data Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Snags Data

Foursquare has just received a cash injection from Microsoft, and Microsoft products will soon sport billions of Foursquare data points. The two companies have just announced a strategic partnership that will see Windows OS, as well as Bing, receive location …

Foursquare Adds Grubhub Seamless Food Delivery Foursquare Adds Grubhub Seamless Food Delivery

Foursquare not only wants to makes it easier to find the food you crave, but has now taken steps to help you get it to your face with the most minimal effort. The company just announced that they have added …

Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

It’s been a big, transformative year for location-focused app Foursquare. For the past year, Foursquare has been making both incremental and monumental shifts in the core functionality of the app, taking it from just another check-in game to a real …

Foursquare Now Pushes Recommendations to All Users Foursquare Now Pushes Recommendations to All Users

With the new 7.0 update, Foursquare is pushing recommendations to all iOS and Android users – even when they don’t have the app open. Now, when you arrive at a location (be that a specific city or state, or a …

Foursquare Comes To HootSuite Dashboard Foursquare Comes To HootSuite Dashboard

HootSuite just announced that it has partnered with Foursquare to let SMBs manage their Foursquare presence from the HootSuite dashboard. This comes at a time when Foursquare has been greatly expanding its own offerings for businesses. “Currently, many companies do …

Foursquare Launches New Homepage Foursquare Launches New Homepage
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Foursquare is rolling out a new version of Foursquare.com to bring some more features to the browser. The new site shows suggestions for what’s nearby based on the time of day. “Our new homepage is smart enough to know that …

Any Small Business Can Now Advertise On Foursquare Any Small Business Can Now Advertise On Foursquare
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Foursquare announced on Monday that it is opening its ads to all small businesses. Last year, the company launched promoted updates, but they were only available to big chains. That changed this past summer when Foursquare started testing the offering …

Foursquare Brings Real-Time Recommendations to iOS Foursquare Brings Real-Time Recommendations to iOS

Foursquare has just announced that their new style of real-time recommendations are now being pushed to some iOS users through an app update released today. “When you arrive someplace, we can tell you something great there (like the best thing …

Foursquare Now Lets You Search by Specific Foods Foursquare Now Lets You Search by Specific Foods

Foursquare has just made another small step in their push to challenge Yelp, Google Places, and other local search and discovery apps. Starting today, Foursquare users can now search for specific food items and the app will pull up the …

Foursquare Touts 40M Users and 40,000 'Superusers' Foursquare Touts 40M Users and 40,000 'Superusers'

On the heels of news that they are currently in talks with multiple companies about the possibility of a strategic investing (including Microsoft), location app Foursquare has just announced that they’ve hit 40 million users. Although it’s unclear just how …

Microsoft May Soon Invest In Foursquare Microsoft May Soon Invest In Foursquare
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Foursquare is reportedly in talks with multiple companies about a potential strategic investment, and one of them is Microsoft. Bloomberg first reported the news, citing people with knowledge of the situation, then later reported that Microsoft specifically is in advanced …

Foursquare Makes Its Way To Windows 8 Foursquare Makes Its Way To Windows 8

Windows 8 needs apps, and not just any apps either. It needs the big apps that every other platform has. It won’t be able to compete with iOS and Android until it does. It still has a ways to go, …

Foursquare Asks You to Make the App More Informative Foursquare Asks You to Make the App More Informative
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Foursquare has spent the past year or so making a bunch of alterations to its apps with one clear goal in mind: Foursquare wants to be the go-to place for local search and discovery. Foursquare is taking on Yelp, Google …