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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 …

Foursquare Takes Another Step “Beyond the Check-in” Foursquare Takes Another Step “Beyond the Check-in”

Last month, Foursquare launched a brand new homepage that they said “reinvents local search.” Possible hyperbole aside, the new Foursquare.com opened up the service to everyone – regardless of whether you are a member of the Foursquare community. Foursquare currently …

Foursquare CEO Shares Hurricane Sandy Adventures Foursquare CEO Shares Hurricane Sandy Adventures

New York-based Foursquare has had to temporarily move its operations thanks to Hurricane Sandy. CEO Dennis Crowley has been sharing frequent tweets about his Frankenstorm adventure: Follow @dens Dennis Crowley @dens IT’S STARTING. I’ve never seen wind like this. Just …

Foursquare Adds to Its Connected Apps Offerings Foursquare Adds to Its Connected Apps Offerings

If you haven’t tried connecting third-party apps to your Foursquare account, you’re doing Foursquare wrong. Sure, Foursquare offers plenty of information on the locations at which you check-in, but having the right connected apps can help you make the best …

Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage Foursquare “Reinvents Local Search” with New Homepage
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Earlier, we told you that Foursquare was planning a new homepage that would put the focus on search and open up their personalized recommendations to everyone – even if they aren’t a member of the Foursquare community. And now, the …

Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage

We say it a lot whenever we’re talking about Foursquare – but the company that started as a simple gamified check-in app has been consistently “moving beyond the check-in” as of late. They recently launched a massive redesign of their …

Prepare for More Targeted Ads on Foursquare Prepare for More Targeted Ads on Foursquare

Foursquare is in the process of monetization, albeit early in the process. Back in July, the company launched “Promoted Updates,” which amounted to the first-ever ads on the app. They are pay-per-click ads that pop up as users browse locations …

Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins Foursquare Looks At Red/Blue State Check-Ins

Can you determine which states are more supportive of gay marriage from analyzing check-ins at gay bars? How about determining which states are the most religious based on check-ins at places of worship? If you think that check-ins can give …