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Foursquare Jumps on the Coupon Bandwagon Foursquare Jumps on the Coupon Bandwagon

Foursquare has a new plan to get money, and it seems like they believe they can do it better than Groupon. That’s right, they are offering local coupon deals. They’re making a move on Groupon’s not-so-stellar profits. User’s must check-in …

Foursquare Launches Check-In History Pages Foursquare Launches Check-In History Pages

Foursquare today launched a brand-new history page feature on its site. The feature lists user’s past check-ins and is fully searchable. In addition, check-ins can be filtered by month or year, by the type of venue, by neighborhood, by city, …

Foursquare Partners with OpenTable Foursquare Partners with OpenTable

The foursquare Blog just announced that its geolocation service has forged a partnership with OpenTable, the online real-time restaurant reservation platform. Essentially, foursquare users can access its Explore recommendation engine to research the restaurants of a specific locality, and then …

Foursquare Users Can Now Instantly Verify Businesses Foursquare Users Can Now Instantly Verify Businesses

Geolocation platform foursquare offers its merchant users all sorts of perks, and now businesses can instantly verify themselves for a flat $10 fee. The snail mail process of verification can sometimes take up to a month, and now merchants can …

Foursquare Updates Its BlackBerry App, Adds NFC Communication Foursquare Updates Its BlackBerry App, Adds NFC Communication

All you ever hear about these days is iOS this or Android that. What about the good ol’ BlackBerry? I owned one for years and I still miss its amazing keyboard. Well, at least one company hasn’t forgotten the BlackBerry …

4sqDay (Foursquare Day) 2012: Two Billion Check-ins Since The Holiday Began 4sqDay (Foursquare Day) 2012: Two Billion Check-ins Since The Holiday Began
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Today is a Monday, a day after before tax day, and by all accounts nobody’s favorite day of the year. But it’s also a holiday to many social media users: 4sqDay. Or Foursquare Day, if you want to spell it …

Stanley Cup Playoffs Get Their Own Foursquare Badge Stanley Cup Playoffs Get Their Own Foursquare Badge

Things are heating up on the ice, as the NHL’s best are in playoff mode. Yes, hockey fans, the Stanley Cup playoffs have arrived, and Foursquare has a brand new badge to celebrate. It’s simple – all you have to …

What is a Tweet Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC] What is a Tweet Worth? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Tweets, wall posts, check-ins, pins, pokes, etc. are all content of value to the social media companies that host them. And now Backupify, a cloud data backup service, put together a chart representing their study on what these actual values …

‘Girls Around Me’ Makers React to Stalking Claims ‘Girls Around Me’ Makers React to Stalking Claims

i-Free Innovations, the russian developer of an iPhone app named ‘Girls Around Me’, has responded to claims that the app could be used by stalkers to track women. In a statement to the Wall Street Journal, i-Free said: “We follow …

Foursquare Announces Winners Of Global City Badges Contest Foursquare Announces Winners Of Global City Badges Contest

Earlier this month Foursquare announced that their #visitUS initiative, which let users compete to get their city a special Foursquare badge, had gone global. Foursquare users from around the world were asked to create detailed lists that highlighted the best …

Websites Bypassing Google Maps Due to Fees Websites Bypassing Google Maps Due to Fees

More and more websites are opting to bypass Google Maps, as the company established fees for even smaller users, starting last October. According to a comScore report, of the 91.7 million people in the U.S. who used an online map …

Foursquare Returns To Roots To Grow Ads (SXSW) Foursquare Returns To Roots To Grow Ads (SXSW)

Foursquare got its start at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) just as many of the great social media entities did that we enjoy today. Things are a little better than they were back in 2009 when Foursquare first appeared …

Facebook Officially Shutters Gowalla Facebook Officially Shutters Gowalla

In December we brought you news that Facebook had acquired social check-in service (and Foursquare competitor) Gowalla. Though there were rumors at the time that Facebook would be getting Gowalla users’ data in the sale, those were quickly quashed as …

Foursquare Gets Business Hours, Becomes An Alternative to Google Foursquare Gets Business Hours, Becomes An Alternative to Google

Foursquare announced today that it has added business hours to its apps for merchants who provide them. This includes specific times like happy hour, kitchen hours and free admission hours, if applicable. Businesses who wish to add their hours, have …

Foursquare and AmEx Offer SXSW 2012 Deals Foursquare and AmEx Offer SXSW 2012 Deals

Foursquare, the location-based social networking app that debuted at SXSW is heading back to SXSW 2012. And, they want to give you some money. If you have a Foursquare account and an American Express card (U.S. only), you can sync …

Foursquare City Badges Contest Goes Global Foursquare City Badges Contest Goes Global

Would you like your city to have its own Foursquare badge – given out as a reward for checking in at specific locations? Foursquare has just announced that they are opening up their Foursquare Cities contest to the world. Back …

foursquare Upgrades Maps With MapBox, Dumps Google Maps API foursquare Upgrades Maps With MapBox, Dumps Google Maps API
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Since everybody’s getting prettier maps these days, foursquare didn’t want to be left out of the fun so they announced today that they’re upgrading the quality of their maps with the help of a new mapping startup, MapBox. All of …

Foursquare, VH1 Partner To Save The Music Foursquare, VH1 Partner To Save The Music

Foursquare has partnered up with VH1′s Save The Music Foundation to raise money through check-ins. All you have to do if you’re a Foursquare user is follow VH1 on Foursquare, and check-in to a music venue (or specific concert, since …

Foursquare For BlackBerry Gets “Explore” Improvements Foursquare For BlackBerry Gets “Explore” Improvements

Foursquare announced an update with some new features for its BlackBerry app today. The improvements mainly come to the “Explore” feature. “Every time you find a place with Explore, we find the right recommendations for you, based on where you’ve …

Which Social Media Platform Should Small Businesses Use? Which Social Media Platform Should Small Businesses Use?
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You’re a small business and you don’t know which social media platform to use to successfully market yourselves. This handy infographic should help with that. Today’s infographic comes from Imbue Marketing and they want to help small businesses get the …

Super Bowl Pizza Deals Come To Foursquare With Super Swarm Sunday Super Bowl Pizza Deals Come To Foursquare With Super Swarm Sunday
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If you’re an American Express user and a pizza lover, Foursquare has a deal for you. It’s safe to assume that plenty of people will order pizza during the Super Bowl. It’s also pretty safe to assume that a high …