All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘foursquare’

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 not actively manage their Foursquare locations, which means they are missing out on the opportunity to engage with customers who …

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Foursquare Launches New Homepage

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 what you’re looking for on Saturday night (dinner and nightlife spots) might be different than what you’re searching for on …

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Any Small Business Can Now Advertise On Foursquare

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 with small businesses. It began with a pilot in New York with a handful of businesses in June, but then …

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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 to order, or a money-saving special). With this release, we’re turning real-time recommendations on for a small batch of people …

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Foursquare Now Lets You Search by Specific Foods in Your Area

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 various locations in the area where they can be found. “Just type what you’re looking for into Foursquare and we’ll …

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Foursquare Touts 40M Users and 40,000 ‘Superusers’ Making a Million Edits Every Month

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 many of those users are actually active on the service (be it per day, per month, or whenever), 40 million …

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Microsoft May Soon Invest In Foursquare, Android App Gets ‘Smarter’

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 stage talks with the company. The news comes after Foursquare launched its Windows 8 app on Wednesday, which you can …

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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, but it’s one step closer today. Microsoft announced today that Foursquare is now available on Windows 8 tablets and PCs. …

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Foursquare Asks Users to Help Make the App More Informative

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 Places, Urbanspoon, and more. Remember that “going beyond the check-in” line that Foursquare has been using for years? Well, now …

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Foursquare Opens Up Ads to Thousands of Small Businesses

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 only allowed bigger businesses to participate. In June, Foursquare launched a pilot program allowing a handful of New York-based small …

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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 first partnership, one with Captain Morgan brand rum owners Diageo. The way those ads work is pretty simple – a …

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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 S40 series phones. “Today, we’re releasing an all-new Foursquare app for the full range of Nokia’s S40 phones, including all …

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