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Foursquare Announces New Notifications, Looks “Beyond The Check-In” Foursquare Announces New Notifications, Looks “Beyond The Check-In”
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Location-based check-in app Foursquare is announcing a brand new notification system that looks to encourage interaction with all facets of the service, not simply the checking-in part. They have just announced a new “notification tray” that will organize all your …

Foursquare and American Express Launch Specials for Cardholders Foursquare and American Express Launch Specials for Cardholders
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Back in March, just before SXSW, Foursquare announced a partnership with American Express that would see card users getting discounts, by checking in at stores, restaurants, etc. They began testing in Austin, where those who linked their AmEx and Foursquare …

Foursquare Surpasses 10 Million Users Foursquare Surpasses 10 Million Users

The last time Foursquare released a pretty new infographic detailing their growth and statistics, it was January of this year and they had just hit 6 million users. At that time, they reported 381,576,305 total check-ins and the fun fact …

7-Eleven Taps Foursquare For Space Flight Promotion 7-Eleven Taps Foursquare For Space Flight Promotion

You thought checking-in on Foursquare could only get you half off your morning latte or a free appetizer? 7-Eleven is upping the location services ante by offering a space flight as a grand prize in their latest promotion. That’s right, …

Facebook Gets Roasted Facebook Gets Roasted
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Ah, the art of a good roast. There’s nothing like saying things to your friends that would otherwise ruin said friendship, if not protected by the confines of “good fun.” Unfortunately, the only real exposure we have to roasts are …

INQ Cloud Touch “Facebook Phone” Gets Foursquare Integration INQ Cloud Touch “Facebook Phone” Gets Foursquare Integration

A Facebook phone has been spotted in the wild. Well, actually in the hands of Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley. Today, at Tech Crunch’s Disrupt 2011, Crowley made an announcement about Foursquare and the INQ Cloud Touch smartphone. The INQ Cloud …

Foursquare and Groupon Expected to Partner on Location-Based Deals Foursquare and Groupon Expected to Partner on Location-Based Deals

It was only a matter of time. The check-in app and daily deals spaces continue to merge, and this time it looks like the poster children for both spaces are joining forces. Foursquare and Groupon are partnering, according to a …

Google Places Now Imports Your Foursquare Data Google Places Now Imports Your Foursquare Data
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Late yesterday evening, the Google Places blog announced an update to their location-based service that aims to give you “better access to your content.” The first tweak is the ability to get your Google Place reviews and ratings as an …

People Who “Check-in” Are Young, Most Likely Android or iPhone Owners People Who “Check-in” Are Young, Most Likely Android or iPhone Owners

A study put out today by comScore sheds some light on who is doing the majority of the “checking-in” in the U.S. The statistics were derived from the 16.7 million mobile users than use location-based services and check-in with Facebook …

Foursquare Check-in Nets Cheaper Gas at Murphy USA Foursquare Check-in Nets Cheaper Gas at Murphy USA
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As gas prices have continued to climb, topping $4 in many parts of the U.S., one fuel retailer is harnessing to power of social media to bring in customers. Murphy USA, a gas station chain located adjacent to Walmarts and …

Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O Foursquare Experiments With NFC at Google I/O

Today begins the 2011 Google I/O conference, which will bring thousands of developers to San Francisco to immerse themselves in the world of next gen applications.  Foursquare has teamed up with Google at this year’s conference to offer a look …

Foursquare’s Future: Predictive Check-Ins, Recommendations Foursquare’s Future: Predictive Check-Ins, Recommendations

Foursquare should be excited about its current success in the check-in sphere. Not only did they recently surpass 8 million users, but 4sq day on April 16th was an enormous hit, shattering records for check-ins on a single day and …

Foursquare Day Success: 3 Million Check-ins Plus Foursquare Day Success: 3 Million Check-ins Plus

I told myself I would stop.  I really did.  I told myself that there was really no reason to check-in on Foursquare to every bar and restaurant that I visited.  Nobody really cares where I am, right?  Well, even if …

April 16th Declared Foursquare Day April 16th Declared Foursquare Day

According to Wikipedia, this Saturday marks the shared birthday of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Belichick, Peter Billingsley, Jon Cryer, and Martin Lawrence.  Only now it will also, according to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, be Foursquare Day. Bloomberg issued an …

Google Latitude Check-In Offers Take On Foursquare Google Latitude Check-In Offers Take On Foursquare
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Back in February, Google added check-ins to Google Latitude, the company’s social location-based service. The feature found its way to the iPhone a couple weeks ago. During SXSW, Google rolled out check-in offers for 60 places around Austin, Texas, and …

Foursquare Rewards Check-ins With Food…For Your Dog
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In “wow, that’s actually a great idea” news, a German pet food company, GranataPet, has found an interesting way to market its product – free samples via Foursquare check-in. Dog users in countries where GranataPet is available (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) …

GetGlue Foursquare Integration Announced

If you aren’t familiar with GetGlue, it is a smartphone app that allows users to check-in to activities in a way similar to how users check-in to places via Foursquare.  For instance, a GetGlue user could check into entertainment such …

Foursquare Shows Interest In UK Expansion

Check-in company Foursquare may itself be on the move in a sense.  Although nothing’s certain just yet, its cofounder and CEO, Dennis Crowley, has gone on the record stating that he’d like to establish an office in the UK rather …

Facebook Search Patent… Should Google Be Worried?
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A patent that Facebook was awarded about a month ago, called “Visual tags for search results generated from social network information,” is suddenly getting some industry attention. The official description of the patent says: Search results, including sponsored links and …

Why Foursquare Is the Leader in Location

Popular location-based service Foursquare was full of announcements at SXSW this year. According to Eric Friedman, the Director of Business Development for the startup, all of the announcements fit into the following categories: Discovery, Engagement, and Loyalty.

Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner Foursquare: Google Would Be Great Partner

Foursquare announced the expansion of its Venues API today, as part of its Venues Project. This allows developers to tap into information about places so they can see what’s popular in real time, tag photos, drinks, and other data, and …