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Foursquare Opens Up Ads to Thousands of Small Businesses Foursquare Opens Up Ads to Thousands of Small Businesses
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In their continuing attempt to monetize the platform, Foursquare has just expanded their “Explore”-based self-serve ads to a few thousand small businesses. Foursquare first launched Promoted Updates about a year ago, and up until June of this year the company …

Foursquare Begins Showing Ads After Check-Ins Foursquare Begins Showing Ads After Check-Ins

Brace yourselves, Foursquare users – you’re about to see more ads. Foursquare has just begun to roll out a new type of ad unit – ads that appear right after users check-in to certain locations. Ad Age reports on the …

Foursquare Expands Its Reach with New Nokia App Foursquare Expands Its Reach with New Nokia App

Foursquare has just expanded its reach in a big way, possibly bringing its app to millions upon millions of people around the world who have never had access to it before. Starting today, there’s now a Foursquare app for Nokia …

Foursquare Now Lets You Check-In Your Friends Foursquare Now Lets You Check-In Your Friends
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I guess Foursquare just made a lot of users happy. That is if what they say is correct, and this really was the most-requested feature. Anyway, Foursquare has just announced that users will not only be able to mention their …

Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People Meet (or Don’t Meet, Optimally) a New Anti-Social App, Hell Is Other People

In Jean-Paul Sartre’s existentialist play No Exit, one of the damned souls concludes that “hell is other people.” Nearly 70 years later, that quote has inspired a new app that helps you be as anti-social as possible. The app, Hell …

Foursquare’s Time Machine Is an Awesome New Visualization that Tracks All Your Past Check-ins Foursquare’s Time Machine Is an Awesome New Visualization that Tracks All Your Past Check-ins

Foursquare has a history of thinking up some pretty stunning visualizations. With all of that check-in data (over 4 billion), it’s no wonder. In the past they’ve tracked the effect of Hurricane Sandy on New York City check-ins, shown what …

Foursquare Tests Small Business Promotions in Attempt to Better Monetize Foursquare Tests Small Business Promotions in Attempt to Better Monetize

Foursquare may be looking to take their promoted ads product to smaller businesses in an attempt to further monetize the 4-year-old company. AdAge reports that the company is currently testing a promotion program for small businesses in the New York …

Foursquare Adds New Filtering Options to Search Foursquare Adds New Filtering Options to Search

Foursquare has just released an update to their iOS app that lets users apply more filters to all of their searches. “Looking for a cheap brunch spot that your friends go to, but you haven’t tried yet? With new filtering …

Foursquare Adds More Menus, Continues to Become a Better Tool for Local Search & Discovery Foursquare Adds More Menus, Continues to Become a Better Tool for Local Search & Discovery

Over the past year or so, Foursquare has been going through a major transformation – well, at least a major improvement. What they’ve been doing is making both small and large tweaks to turn the focus of the service toward …

Foursquare Redesigns Location Pages in Its Bid to Become a Leader in Local Search Foursquare Redesigns Location Pages in Its Bid to Become a Leader in Local Search
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Foursquare knows that more and more people are visiting their location pages on the web. Back in October of last year, Foursquare launched a huge redesign of foursquare.com, and a big change to the way the site works: Non-members were …

Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins Foursquare Day Celebrated with Cool Visualization of Your Year of Check-ins

Well guys, it’s 4/16, April 16th, which means its officially Foursquare Day (four, squared). It’s the fourth annual celebration of Foursquare, an event that was first begun as a grassroots effort and has morphed into a much larger-scale app-holiday that …

Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize Foursquare Gets $41 Million in Funding to Help Build the ‘Location Layer for the Internet,’ Better Monetize

Foursquare has announced that the company has secured $41 million in funding from private equity firm Silver Lake Waterman, as well as existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital, and Union Square Ventures. CEO Dennis Crowley announced the …

Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation App Foursquare 6.0 Launches As a True Local Search and Recommendation App

Foursquare has been improving their service in the hopes of “moving beyond the check-in” for some time now. Today, they’ve released the all new Foursquare version 6.0 for both iOS and Android. With this update, search and recommendations (what Foursquare …

Foursquare Gives Businesses Incentive to Offer Specials on 4sqDay Foursquare Gives Businesses Incentive to Offer Specials on 4sqDay
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If you’re a local business and are thinking about celebrating the upcoming 4sqDay 2013 with a special, Foursquare is giving you another little incentive to make that decision easier. Foursquare has just announced that they will be automatically featuring any …

Foursquare Adds Interactive Maps to Android App Foursquare Adds Interactive Maps to Android App

Foursquare has just released an update to their Android app that brings better maps to the explore feature and lets users redefine the parameters of their location searching by zooming in on a specific portion of the map. “We’ve updated …

Foursquare for Android Now Shows Suggestions Based on Whether You’re a Tourist or a Local Foursquare for Android Now Shows Suggestions Based on Whether You’re a Tourist or a Local

Today, Foursquare is releasing an update to their Android app that they say will help put recommendations front and center, right when you open the app. “When you’re in a new city or neighborhood, Foursquare will show you popular places, …

Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins

If you want to check-in on Foursquare more often, but think the process takes too long, today’s iOS update is for you. Foursquare is now letting users check-in faster by employing a “tap and hold” feature in the app. Now, …

Foursquare for iOS Crams More Recommendations into Explore Tab Foursquare for iOS Crams More Recommendations into Explore Tab

Foursquare has just updated to version 5.5 of their iOS app and it brings an improved Explore tab that puts more recommendations on the screen for easier decisions on the go. “Whether your go-to brunch spot is too crowded, or …

Like Facebook, Foursquare Also Looking Forward To Google Glass Like Facebook, Foursquare Also Looking Forward To Google Glass

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only social media company head anxious to get his hands on Google Glass for the betterment of his product. Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, has been talking about it as well. At Mobile World Congress, Crowley …

Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers

In early 2011, Foursquare and American Express launched a partnership that allowed card-owners to score discounts and cashback by using Foursquare to check-in and spend at certain participating businesses around the country. The program made a big splash on Small …

Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) Hits a Million Check-ins on Foursquare (That’s a First) Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) Hits a Million Check-ins on Foursquare (That’s a First)

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is known as the world’s busiest airport, serving over 250,000 passengers daily and over 900,000 flights in the course of a year. Now, it has another distinction: The most popular place on Foursquare. Today, Hartsfield-Jackson became …