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

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

By Josh Wolford December 19, 2013

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 …

Foursquare Tells You When You're About to Level Up Foursquare Tells You When You're About to Level Up

Last month, Foursquare made a pretty significant update to both the check-in screen and location pages on their iOS and Android apps. The update brought large, swipable photos front and center, added relevant info like hours, rating, and more to …

Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps Apple Looking at Foursquare to Help with Apple Maps

Everyone is looking for a way to incorporate personalized, local results into their location services. The new Google Maps for iOS features ratings, price, location, hours, and photo information for hundreds of thousands of businesses. Facebook just launched a huge …

Foursquare Adds Better Location Pages to iOS App Foursquare Adds Better Location Pages to iOS App
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Last week, Foursquare released an update for their Android app that modified location pages to include more relevant information – putting large photos and pertinent places facts front and center. Today, they’ve released an iOS update that pretty much does …

Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into Local Search Tool Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into Local Search Tool
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Facebook has just announced a huge revamp of their Nearby feature inside the mobile app that turns it from a not-too-remarkable tracker of friends’ check-ins to an actual attempt at a personalized local recommendation engine. Now when you open up …

Find My Phone for iOS Adds Driving Directions Find My Phone for iOS Adds Driving Directions
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Apple’s Find My Phone app that shows users the location of their misplaced devices has always lent itself to use in vigilante justice. That of course happens when “misplaced” actually means “stolen.” When you can look at a map and …

Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating
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If you think that star ratings are oftentimes faulty or unspecific indicators of a location’s true worth, the people at Foursquare agree with you. In order to provide what they think are better ratings, the company is now attaching a …

Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi? Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi?
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Small and medium-sized businesses have now had a few years to incentivize the “check-in.” Between Foursquare, Facebook, and other networks that offer location broadcasting, businesses have found that check-ins can lead to social buzz. And because check-ins get their business’ …

Foursquare Adds to Its Connected Apps Offerings Foursquare Adds to Its Connected Apps Offerings

If you haven’t tried connecting third-party apps to your Foursquare account, you’re doing Foursquare wrong. Sure, Foursquare offers plenty of information on the locations at which you check-in, but having the right connected apps can help you make the best …

Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage Foursquare to Launch New Search-Oriented Homepage

We say it a lot whenever we’re talking about Foursquare – but the company that started as a simple gamified check-in app has been consistently “moving beyond the check-in” as of late. They recently launched a massive redesign of their …

Watch Out for Geotagged Tweets Mentioning "Home" Watch Out for Geotagged Tweets Mentioning "Home"

People give out a lot of personal information via social media, many would say too much information. Much of it is voluntary, and the user knows they’re putting themselves out there. Filling out your profile information, tagging yourself in a …

Foursquare Dives Into Ads With New Promoted Updates Foursquare Dives Into Ads With New Promoted Updates

In the same way that a business can pay to promote one of their tweets to the top of a user’s stream on Twitter, they’ll soon be able to promote their location within Foursquare as well. Check-in king Foursquare has …

1/5 Of Your Apps Are Snatching Your Contact Data 1/5 Of Your Apps Are Snatching Your Contact Data
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Right now, a decent majority of your iPhone apps have already accessed your personal data without ever asking for your consent. Antivirus company Bitdefender looked at over 65,000 apps that are currently available in the App Store. From that analysis, …

Twitter Unveils Targeted Tweets By Location Twitter Unveils Targeted Tweets By Location
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Twitter continues to expand the effectiveness of “promoted tweets” (also known as ads), and today they are announcing a pretty significant new feature for advertisers. As of today, brands can target Twitter users by location with their promoted tweets. For …

Page Admins Must Now Consider Location When Posting Page Admins Must Now Consider Location When Posting

A Facebook page admin’s job is never done, as they say (I guess?), and admins will now have to consider another little tidbit of information when posting something to their Timeline. Now, along with what and when, admins will have …

Tailored Twitter Trends Based On Your Location Tailored Twitter Trends Based On Your Location

Twitter trends are a big deal to many Twitter users, especially the tween users out there. #FollowMeJustinBieber hashtags aside, there is actually a lot more use to Twitter’s popular topics, especially when they apply to more pertinent events, be it …

WolframAlpha's Search for Businesses Currently Open WolframAlpha's Search for Businesses Currently Open

If you’ve got time on your side, what search tool you use to find a particular business really comes down to user preference. Maybe you like the way Google organizes the results, maybe you prefer to use Yelp for searches …