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Foursquare Is Down and They’re Investigating [UPDATED] Foursquare Is Down and They’re Investigating [UPDATED]

UPDATE: It’s all back up. as of 11:45 am ET, making the downtime total nearly 5 hours. No explanation on what caused the outage. ORIGINAL ARTICLE: If you tried to check-in on Foursquare when you arrived at work this morning, …

Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data Foursquare Partners with Voice Media Group for More Local Data

Foursquare is looking to give users access to even more information about locations in some of the country’s biggest markets. Today, they’ve announced a “strategic data syndication partnership” with Voice Media Group – more specifically their “Voice Places” and “Best …

Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months, Makes Cool Map to Showcase Them
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Foursquare has just put up a new blog post that, among other things, touts the service’s ability to create personalized recommendations, build a location layer for the world, and connect people with all of the places they visit. That’s why …

Foursquare Unveils New Detail Page for Check-ins Shared on Facebook, Twitter Foursquare Unveils New Detail Page for Check-ins Shared on Facebook, Twitter

Foursquare is giving non-Foursquare users a better idea of what’s going on when you check-in with a new check-in detail page that appears when they access your check-in from another social media site. “Now when your friends tap on check-ins …

Foursquare Now Tells You When You’re About to Level Up an Expertise Badge Foursquare Now Tells You When You’re About to Level Up an Expertise Badge

Last month, Foursquare made a pretty significant update to both the check-in screen and location pages on their iOS and Android apps. The update brought large, swipable photos front and center, added relevant info like hours, rating, and more to …

Foursquare Hackathon Winners: Shame Yourself for Your Lack of Gym Motivation and More Foursquare Hackathon Winners: Shame Yourself for Your Lack of Gym Motivation and More

Foursquare held its annual Hackathon over the weekend, and they saw over 200 hackers participate in building apps using Foursquare’s API. Foursquare touts high participation in NYC, San Francisco, and “unofficial” sites like Myrtle Beach, Tokyo, and Los Angeles. Out …

Foursquare Lets Non-Friends Like Your Check-ins Foursquare Lets Non-Friends Like Your Check-ins
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Foursquare is making a minor tweak to the service in the hopes to spur more engagement with every check-in you make. Now, people can like your check-ins, even if they aren’t friends with you on Foursquare. Let’s say you shared …

Foursquare Further Integrates Facebook in Order to Fight Facebook Foursquare Further Integrates Facebook in Order to Fight Facebook

Foursquare has just made a counterattack against Facebook in the battle for location recommendation supremacy – by further incorporating Facebook into its service. Starting today, you will now see new Facebook-oriented information on Foursquare locations, and Foursquare is going to …

Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT] Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps [REPORT]

Everyone is looking for a way to incorporate personalized, local results into their location services. The new Google Maps for iOS features ratings, price, location, hours, and photo information for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Facebook just launched a huge …

Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages
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Last week, Foursquare released an update for their Android app that modified location pages to include more relevant information – putting large photos and pertinent places facts front and center. Today, they’ve released an iOS update that pretty much does …

Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into an Actual Location Recommendation Tool Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into an Actual Location Recommendation Tool
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Facebook has just announced a huge revamp of their Nearby feature inside the mobile app that turns it from a not-too-remarkable tracker of friends’ check-ins to an actual attempt at a personalized local recommendation engine. Now when you open up …

Foursquare Puts Location Photos, Info Front and Center Foursquare Puts Location Photos, Info Front and Center

Foursquare has just released an update for their Android apps that they say will make both the experience of deciding where to go and deciding what to do when you arrive better. Location pages are now much more informative (and …

Foursquare for Small Businesses Gets Better with Customizable Events Foursquare for Small Businesses Gets Better with Customizable Events
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Foursquare has just made a small tweak that will make the service much better for small businesses attempting to interact with customers via events. Starting today, location owners on the service can create their very own events that users can …

Foursquare Improves Check-In Screen with iOS Update Foursquare Improves Check-In Screen with iOS Update
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Foursquare has just released v5.3.5 of their iOS app and it brings some changes to check-ins, among other minor tweaks. First off, the check-in screen is cleaner and has reduced some unnecessary clutter. Instead of displaying “check-in” up top, the …

The Designer Responsible for Foursquare’s Unique Look Is Leaving the Company The Designer Responsible for Foursquare’s Unique Look Is Leaving the Company
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Graphic Designer Mari Sheibley, who has been with Foursquare since 2008, has just announced that she’s leaving the company to “tackle new problems and help other entrepreneurs bring their vision to life.” “In early December, 2008 I got an email …

Foursquare Lets Users Explore Locations That Just Opened Foursquare Lets Users Explore Locations That Just Opened
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Foursquare has added a new category to their explore tab that allows users to sort the millions of location available on the service in a fun new way. Now, if you’re looking to try a new restaurant or bar, you …

Foursquare Lets You Tag Facebook Friends, Even If They Don’t Use Foursquare Foursquare Lets You Tag Facebook Friends, Even If They Don’t Use Foursquare

On Monday, Foursquare updated their apps with a new rating system for locations. Now, when you find a business using the explore feature, it will have a number rating (from 1-10) attached. According to the company, this type of rating …

Track Voting in Real Time With Facebook and Foursquare Track Voting in Real Time With Facebook and Foursquare
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In many states across the country, we’ve already passed the halfway mark for voting hours in the 2012 Presidential Election. Soon, we will all know whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will lead the country for the next four years …

Hurricane Sandy and Its Effect on Foursquare Check-ins [TIMELAPSE] Hurricane Sandy and Its Effect on Foursquare Check-ins [TIMELAPSE]

Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath is still being felt in many parts of the east coast. The storm, which hit many major metropolitan areas a little over a week ago, has caused untold billions in property damage and has cost the lives …

Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating
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If you think that star ratings are oftentimes faulty or unspecific indicators of a location’s true worth, the people at Foursquare agree with you. In order to provide what they think are better ratings, the company is now attaching a …

Foursquare Unveils New Voting App for Election Day Foursquare Unveils New Voting App for Election Day

Today, Foursquare unveiled the new “I Voted” app. Powered by the Google Civic Information API, the app will give you everything you need to know to make you a good citizen and informed voter. Well, maybe not a truly informed …