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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 …

Spark Capital Makes a Substantial Investment in Foursquare, Purchases $50 Million in Stock Spark Capital Makes a Substantial Investment in Foursquare, Purchases $50 Million in Stock

Spark Capital is providing its employees with more liquid assets by purchasing fifty million dollars worth of Foursquare’s company stock. Foursquare has 15 million registered users who have collectively checked in 1.5 billion times and has generated information about some …

Foursquare Adds “Nearby Maps” To Business Pages Foursquare Adds “Nearby Maps” To Business Pages

Foursquare wants to be your go-to place for all things location, and that includes exploring a new city. Now, when you visit a business’ Foursquare page, you will see all of the locations that are nearby your own location. For …

Canadian Constable Uses Social Media Canadian Constable Uses Social Media

A Toronto police constable is using a popular social network to keep in touch with members in his community. Scott Mills is using the popular site Foursquare.com and he encourages other public servants to do the same. Scott feels social …

Foursquare Offers Unique Groundhog Day Badge Foursquare Offers Unique Groundhog Day Badge

Do you care enough about Groundhog Day to get a special badge from Foursquare? The Pennsylvania Tourism Office today announced an exclusive deal with Foursquare that will allow users to obtain the official “PA Groundhog Day 2012” badge on February …

Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only Foursquare Explore No Longer Mobile-Only

Foursquare announced that it is expanding the “explore” feature that has been available for mobile, to include a web version at foursquare.com/explore. Essentially it’s a way to utilize Foursquare’s huge number of check-ins and personalization based on your own check-ins, …

Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards? Could A Foursquare Acquisition By Google Be In the Cards?
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I write this with no intent of spreading any rumors or sensationalizing the situation. There is nothing indicating that the two companies are in talks about an acquisition, but from the sound of it, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley is not …