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Foursquare Now Lets You Check-In Your Friends

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 friends when they check-in, but actually check them in as well. The new feature comes with today’s app updates for …

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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 Is Other People, leverages Google Maps and Foursquare API to help users avoid all contact with people that they know. …

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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 500 million check-ins look like, and made an interactive visualization composed of all your check-ins as a celebration for 4sq …

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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 City area. This program allows small businesses to promote their location inside Foursquare’s explore feature – just like the big …

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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 options in Explore, you can narrow down your search results to find exactly what you’re looking for. Tap the search …

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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 local search and discovery. A company that started as a simple check-in app is now competing with the likes of …

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Foursquare Redesigns Location Pages in Its Bid to Become a Leader in Local Search

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 allowed to use Foursquare’s “explore” feature. By opening up Foursquare’s data trove to everyone, they made a pretty big statement: …

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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 finds businesses everywhere offering deals and specials in celebration. For instance this year, Foursquare gave small businesses an incentive to …

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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 funding Thursday morning. “The stuff we’re building takes a lot of work. Look at yesterday’s big update, for example. The …

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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 calls “Explore”) is now a bigger part of the experience than ever. Here’s how Foursquare describes all the changes they’ve …

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Foursquare Gives Businesses Incentive to Offer Specials on 4sqDay

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 business that offers a Foursquare special in the search results on foursquare.com. “It’s a great way to get even more …

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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 the app to give you a better map experience. Now when you’re on the home screen looking at friends and …

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