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Foursquare Names Jeff Glueck CEO As Dennis Crowley Changes Roles

Foursquare Names Jeff Glueck CEO As Dennis Crowley Changes Roles

Foursquare just announced that CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley is dropping the former title and taking on the new role of Executive Chairman. Jeff Glueck, who has been COO for the past year is taking over as CEO. Steven Rosenbaltt, who has been with the company for four years is also becoming President, and will oversee revenue and B2B offerings …

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Apple Is Going to Break iPhone Sales Records This Weekend, Says Foursquare

Apple Is Going to Break iPhone Sales Records This Weekend, Says Foursquare

Foursquare, which has gotten out of the check-in business (well at least they’ve put it off to the side) and focused more on local recommendations, has a lot of location data at its disposal. And it recently used said data to make a prediction about this weekend’s iPhone 6s mania. According to Foursquare, Apple will sell between 13 and 15 …

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Square Cash For Apple Watch Lets You Pay From Your Wrist

Square Cash For Apple Watch Lets You Pay From Your Wrist

Square just announced Square Cash for Apple Watch, which will enable owners of the device to easily send money money to their friends right from their wrist. “The latest Square Cash release provides an even easier way to send money to friends, family or anyone nearby, freeing customers from fishing around in a pocket or purse, or unlocking their phone …

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Foursquare Brings Real Mayorships to Swarm

When Foursquare decided to build an completely separate app for check-ins and strip the “gamification” element out of the flagship app, there was a lot of head scratching. Unbundling confusion. One of the biggest complaints about Swarm for the past year or so has been the fact that Foursquare changed the way it handles location mayorships. With Swarm, mayorships have …

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Is Being A B2B Data Provider Foursquare’s True Calling?

Foursquare is looking to do more with its location data on the B2B front. The company is touting its Location Cloud offering, which it calls “the most complete set of place data and geo-technology powering the digital world.” “Location data is more than just a point in space or set of latitude and longitude coordinates. By aggregating and analyzing massive …

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Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun

Last May, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that mostly dealt with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of Foursquare. But to many longtime Foursquare users who loved the gamification elements of the app, there was a problem with Swarm. …

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Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare?

Yahoo may or may not be in talks to acquire Foursquare. Two pretty reputable tech publications (each likely with numerous insider sources) have conflicting reports about this. TechCrunch has a lengthy report written by two of its veteran journalists, claiming to have multiple sources indicating the two companies are indeed in talks, and that they’re hearing the deal is done, …

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Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership

Twitter has a location-based element to it, but it’s not that sophisticated and it’s not really a huge part of the service. It appears the company may be looking to change that. Business Insider is quoting the ubiquitous “sources familiar with the matter”, who says that Twitter is eyeing a partnership with Foursquare, to utilize the latter’s massive databases of …

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Foursquare Launches New iPad App

Foursquare announced the release of a new iPad app to bring an optimized version of its recently re-launched service to Apple’s tablet as a lot of them are bound to be sold this holiday season. According to the company, an iPad version of the app has been in high demand by users since Foursquare’s re-launch. Foursquare says in a blog …

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Checking in with Swarm Just Got Much Easier

If you’re an iOS user who loves to check-in with Foursquare’s Swarm app, but feel it’s too much effort to open the app and tap a few buttons – then today is your lucky day. The new version of Swarm is out, and in it is a widget designed for super fast check-ins. Once you enable the widget, all you …

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Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips

With Foursquare’s revamped app, tips are the new check-ins. Today, the company is trying to make tips more helpful by letting them disappear after they’re no longer relevant. Getting in on the ephemeral everything craze, Foursquare is unveiling ephemeral tips. “Not all tips should last forever. Maybe your favorite vintage store is only running a sale for the week, or …

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Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality hasn’t already been disabled). “We’re so excited to announce Swarm is now available to download on Windows Phone. It’s the …

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Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too

As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the focus of Foursquare has shifted from check-ins to local search, you can imagine that it might have some implications for small businesses. Naturally, the company is telling businesses that the new app …

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Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would relaunch in the summer as an app entirely devoted to local search and recommendations. Some with an if it ain’t …

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Foursquare’s New App Coming Next Week as Company Battles Backlash

Foursquare probably knew that unbundling its features and removing check-ins altogether from its flagship app would ruffle a few feathers. I guess the company maybe thought there was the off chance that people would take to Swarm, its new check-in only app, like people did to the original Foursquare app. But Swarm’s 1.5 star rating in the App Store and …

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Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect, Foursquare is fielding some concerns from users who are a bit perturbed that they now have to use two apps …

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Google Maps Apps Get New ‘Explore’ Feature

Google announced that it has added a new Explore button to the Google Maps app on Android and iOS, giving users a better way to discover places of interest that are nearby. There was already a “Nearby” feature, but now there’s a button, which makes it easier to find places to go, and it takes more than just your location …

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Check-in Out: Foursquare Officially Kills Check-ins

Just a few hours after touting Swarm’s success in becoming users’ go-to place for check-ins, Foursquare has announced that starting tomorrow, all check-ins will be moving to that app. For the first time since its launch in 2009, you won’t be able to check in using Foursquare. Back in May, Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going …

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Foursquare: Swarm Is Handling the Majority of Check-ins

Back in May, local recommendation and check-in app Foursquare decided that to survive and flourish, they were going to have to split apart. The company announced the launch of a new app called Swarm, one that would be tailored to handle the checking in aspect of the service – while transitioning the main Foursquare app into one entirely focused on …

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Swarm, Foursquare’s New App for Check-Ins and Friends, Is Now Available: Here’s What You Need to Know

Earlier this month, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that primarily deals with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of Foursquare. Well, it’s ready to go. You can download it now on iOS and Android. We're ready for you! Download …

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Foursquare Finally Moves Beyond the Check-In by Ditching It

Foursquare has been incredibly quiet since late last year. In December, the company touted 45 million users and $35 million in new funding–but since then they’ve made little to no waves. No major updates, and no big changes. Well, now we know why. Today, Foursquare is announcing that they are splitting the core functions of the service into two separate …

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Cloak “AntiSocial” App Helps You Avoid People

Social networking brings people closer together, shrinks the world, and lets people share their lives with all their friends, and even total strangers. Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, Instagram, et al have gotten almost everyone in on the “sharing” game. But what if you don’t like people? Or what if, at least, you want to drop off the face of the earth …

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Instagram Surpasses 200 Million Users, Tests Facebook Places Integration

Instagram announced that it has grown to over 200 million active users “capturing and sharing their lives every month.” The announcement comes about thirteen months after it announced 100 million monthly active users. Instagram also says it has exceeded 20 billion photos shared to date. “The vibrance and diversity of this community has increased as it has grown,” it says …

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Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Acquires Location Data for Bing, Windows

Foursquare has just received a cash injection from Microsoft, and Microsoft products will soon sport billions of Foursquare data points. The two companies have just announced a strategic partnership that will see Windows OS, as well as Bing, receive location information from the popular check-in app. “So, in the near future, when you use Microsoft devices powered by the Windows …

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Foursquare Adds Grubhub Seamless Food Delivery

Foursquare not only wants to makes it easier to find the food you crave, but has now taken steps to help you get it to your face with the most minimal effort. The company just announced that they have added GrubHub Seamless integration to their iOS and Android apps, as well as Foursquare.com. GrubHub Seamless is the product of a …

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Foursquare Touts 45M Users, $35M in New Funding

It’s been a big, transformative year for location-focused app Foursquare. For the past year, Foursquare has been making both incremental and monumental shifts in the core functionality of the app, taking it from just another check-in game to a real local search and discovery platform – one that can truly compete with the likes of Yelp, Google Places, and more …

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Foursquare Now Pushes Recommendations to All Users with 7.0 Update

With the new 7.0 update, Foursquare is pushing recommendations to all iOS and Android users – even when they don’t have the app open. Now, when you arrive at a location (be that a specific city or state, or a specific venue), Foursquare will let you know what to eat, buy, see, and more. These real-time recommendations aren’t new – …

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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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