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Foursquare Improves iOS App with Better Location Pages

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 the same thing, but with a slight addition. With today’s app update, iOS users will now see redesigned location pages …

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Facebook Turns Nearby Feature into an Actual Location Recommendation Tool

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 Nearby, you’ll see a search bar, a history list, and a bunch of new location categories – restaurants, nightlife, arts, …

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Find My Phone for iOS Adds Driving Directions, Makes It Easier to Retrieve Lost Devices or Get Capped in the Process

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 see the exact location of your precious iPhone or iPad, it kind of promotes the “I will find you, and …

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Foursquare Gives Locations a New Kind of Rating

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 number score to locations when you find them via the Explore tab. Now, when you are browsing through the Explore …

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Check-in on Facebook, Get Free Wi-Fi?

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’ name floating around social networks, they will sometimes offer specials to customers for their check-ins. Now, a new program from …

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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 out of every venue you find. Foursquare’s connected apps allows users to attach third-party apps to their accounts. Depending on …

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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 mobile app on both Android and iOS that puts an emphasis on “exploring,” and finding locations based on friend activity …

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Friendly Reminder: 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 photo on Facebook, or checking-in to Foursquare are all example of how people knowingly divulge personal data on the web. …

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Foursquare’s New Promoted Updates Amount To The First-Ever Ads On The App

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 just unveiled “Promoted Updates,” which are basically the first-ever paid ads to appear on the service. Promoted Updates are pretty …

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One-Fifth Of Your Apps Are Snatching Your Contact Data

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, they found that an alarming 18.6% of them can access your address book without you ever knowing about it. Even …

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Twitter Now Allows Promoted Tweets To Be Targeted By Location

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 instance, if a brand wants to promote a tweet concerning a promotion that’s only taking place in Los Angeles – …

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Facebook 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 the options to add “where” to the mix. Facebook has unveiled location tagging for page admins. As Inside Facebook points …

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