All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘foursquare’

Foursquare for Android Now Shows Suggestions Based on Whether You’re a Tourist or a Local

Today, Foursquare is releasing an update to their Android app that they say will help put recommendations front and center, right when you open the app. “When you’re in a new city or neighborhood, Foursquare will show you popular places, sites, and must-see attractions. When you’re on your home turf, we’ll tell what spots are “new and notable” – places …

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Foursquare Enables Faster Tap-and-Hold Check-ins

If you want to check-in on Foursquare more often, but think the process takes too long, today’s iOS update is for you. Foursquare is now letting users check-in faster by employing a “tap and hold” feature in the app. Now, you can simply hold the place at which you’re checking-in (once accessed from the check-in icon at the top right) …

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Foursquare for iOS Crams More Recommendations into Explore Tab

Foursquare has just updated to version 5.5 of their iOS app and it brings an improved Explore tab that puts more recommendations on the screen for easier decisions on the go. “Whether your go-to brunch spot is too crowded, or you’re walking around looking for dinner options after a movie, it’s great to be able to find places quickly. With …

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Like Facebook, Foursquare Also Looking Forward To Google Glass

Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only social media company head anxious to get his hands on Google Glass for the betterment of his product. Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, has been talking about it as well. At Mobile World Congress, Crowley spoke about the device, and TechCrunch says he also told them “Foursquare is looking at how it can evolve along …

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Foursquare Partners with Visa, MasterCard for Amex-Like Offers

In early 2011, Foursquare and American Express launched a partnership that allowed card-owners to score discounts and cashback by using Foursquare to check-in and spend at certain participating businesses around the country. The program made a big splash on Small Business Saturday (the shopping day after Black Friday) and featured offers like “spend $25 get $25 off.” Later, Foursquare and …

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Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL) Hits a Million Check-ins on Foursquare (That’s a First)

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is known as the world’s busiest airport, serving over 250,000 passengers daily and over 900,000 flights in the course of a year. Now, it has another distinction: The most popular place on Foursquare. Today, Hartsfield-Jackson became the first location (of any type) to ever log 1 million check-ins. As of the writing of this article, Hartsfield-Jackson …

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Foursquare’s Voice Media Group Data Integration Goes Live

Last month, Foursquare announced a partnership with Voice Media Group, publishers of regional magazines like Miami New Times, L.A. Weekly, and Village Voice. The partnership brings Voice Media Groups’s products like “Voice Places” and “Best of” to Foursquare’s location services. Today, that partnership goes live as VMG content should now be integrated into Foursquare. “A couple weeks ago, we announced …

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Foursquare Now Links to Businesses’ Twitter Accounts on Cross-Posted Check-ins

Foursquare is making a small tweak that could make a big difference for businesses trying to connect with their patrons (and wishing to court new patrons). Starting today, businesses will be given the option to connect their Twitter accounts with check-ins shared on Twitter. This mean that your businesses’ Twitter account will be mentioned in check-ins when any user shares …

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Foursquare Uses 3B Check-ins, 10M Tips to Construct ‘Best of’ Lists for 30 U.S. Cities

Foursquare has just launched a new “Best of” page that makes use of nearly 3 billion check-ins from over 30 million users worldwide. The Best of Foursquare page breaks down the top food, nightlife, and entertainment across 30 major American cities. Foursquare used a ton of data to compile these lists – tips, likes, dislikes, popularity, local expertise, etc. What …

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Foursquare Launches App Specifically for Businesses

Foursquare has just unveiled their second app, and this one is targeted at business owners. Available today, Foursquare for Business is a standalone iOS app that allows business owners who manage a location on Foursquare to post updates, check analytics, and manage specials. As of now, the most useful aspect of the brand new app is the analytics. Business owners …

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Foursquare Integrates School Stats from ProPublica

Foursquare has been getting better over the past year or so by adding more information to check-ins. Their list of connected apps has grown to include some pretty useful apps like GeoPollster, which will tell you if the business you just checked-in at supports Democrats, Independent, or Republican candidates with their campaign contributions. Or After Credits, an app that I …

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Yandex Launches Social Search App Wonder Aimed At US

Update: Facebook has pulled data from Wonder. More here. Russian search engine company Yandex has launched a new social search app for the iPhone and iPod Touch for people in the U.S. It’s called Wonder, and taps into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Foursquare, iTunes, and Last.fm to provide answers to questions based on data from your friends, as well as location …

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