Foursquare has a new plan to get money, and it seems like they believe they can do it better than Groupon. That’s right, they are offering local coupon deals. They’re making a move on Groupon’s not-so-stellar profits. User’s must check-in…
Foursquare Users Can Now Instantly Verify Businesses
Geolocation platform foursquare offers its merchant users all sorts of perks, and now businesses can instantly verify themselves for a flat $10 fee. The snail mail process of verification can sometimes take up to a month, and now merchants can…
T-Mobile Introduces FamilyWhere Check-In
T-Mobile has just unveiled its FamilyWhere Check-In app, a free feature of the FamilyWhere service. The FamilyWhere service is exclusive to T-Mobile customers, and can be downloaded from the Android Market. According to Comscore, last March over 16 million U.S.…
Privacy and Security Still Obstacles for Check-In Services
uTest has released the results from a check-in services "Bug Battle" competition, in which over 300 users from about 40 countries reported bugs in popular check-in services Fousquare, Gowalla, and Brightkite. A total of 870 bugs were reported – technical, functional, and GUI bugs in the web and mobile apps of these three services.
Foursquare Being Used In Unique Ways For Social Awareness
Love to see non-profit organizations like Earthjustice embracing social technologies. Each time someone “checks in” at an Earthjustice poster in the San Francisco BART stations, one of Earthjustice’s donors will give $10 to support their cause. The ads, featuring images of Lake Tahoe, oil rig platforms, and the little furry endangered pika, can be found throughout the BART stations coming this summer.
Yelp Adds ‘Check-Ins’ To Reviews
The review site Yelp has been interesting to watch over time. It gets a lot of interest from different businesses like Google who was interested buying it. Then it gets more investment from VC’s when those deals don’t pan out.