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Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership

Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership

By Josh Wolford December 17, 2014

Twitter has a location-based element to it, but it’s not that sophisticated and it’s not really a huge part of the service. It appears the company may be looking to change that. Business Insider is quoting the ubiquitous “sources familiar …

Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs Matt Cutts Talks Location And ccTLDs
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In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses location and ccTLDs. Specifically, he responds to the following user-submitted question: We have a vanity domain (http://ran.ge) that unfortunately isn’t one of the generic TLDs, which means we can’t set our …

Facebook Building Location-Tracking App [REPORT] Facebook Building Location-Tracking App [REPORT]
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If reports are correct, Facebook is currently hard at work building its own standalone location tracking app that will be able to tell your friends when you’re nearby and vice versa. Bloomberg quotes multiple people “familiar with the matter,” who …

Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months Foursquare Sees 500M Check-ins in 3 Months
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Foursquare has just put up a new blog post that, among other things, touts the service’s ability to create personalized recommendations, build a location layer for the world, and connect people with all of the places they visit. That’s why …

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 …