North Dakota’s Contact Tracing App Shares Location Data With Advertisers

Researchers have discovered that, contrary to its own privacy policy, North Dakota’s contact tracing app shares data with FourSquare.

Foursquare CEO: We’re 99% NOT Social Media or Location Check-Ins

We’re 99 percent not social media or location check-ins, says Foursquare Labs CEO Jeff Glueck. We are rather a location technology platform that helps other companies with location technology, marketing tools, analytics tools, and the like. We’re actually more ubiquitous than ever. We are like a location layer underneath, an Intel Inside for location.

Foursquare CEO: Facebook and Google Are Not Your Friends and Are After Domination

Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck said in an interview that “Facebook and Google are not your friends, they’re unreliable partners and are after domination.” He added in a blog post, “That’s why we’re building a company that stands apart from Google and Facebook as the most trusted, independent platform for understanding location.”

Foursquare Launches B2B Ad Tool ‘Attribution’

Foursquare announced a new product called Attribution Powered by Foursquare to measure the conversion of media spend into visits to brick and mortar locations. The tool is designed to utilize Foursquare’s location data to measure how much advertising leads people…

Foursquare Names Jeff Glueck CEO As Dennis Crowley Changes Roles

Foursquare just announced that CEO and co-founder Dennis Crowley is dropping the former title and taking on the new role of Executive Chairman. Jeff Glueck, who has been COO for the past year is taking over as CEO. Steven Rosenbaltt,…

Apple Is Going to Break iPhone Sales Records This Weekend, Says Foursquare

Foursquare, which has gotten out of the check-in business (well at least they’ve put it off to the side) and focused more on local recommendations, has a lot of location data at its disposal. And it recently used said data…

Square Cash For Apple Watch Lets You Pay From Your Wrist

Square just announced Square Cash for Apple Watch, which will enable owners of the device to easily send money money to their friends right from their wrist. “The latest Square Cash release provides an even easier way to send money…

Foursquare Brings Real Mayorships to Swarm

When Foursquare decided to build an completely separate app for check-ins and strip the “gamification” element out of the flagship app, there was a lot of head scratching. Unbundling confusion. One of the biggest complaints about Swarm for the past…

Is Being A B2B Data Provider Foursquare’s True Calling?

Foursquare is looking to do more with its location data on the B2B front. The company is touting its Location Cloud offering, which it calls “the most complete set of place data and geo-technology powering the digital world.” “Location data…

Foursquare Might’ve Just Made Swarm Fun

Last May, popular location app Foursquare announced that they would be splitting the core functions of the app in two, creating an entirely new app called Swarm that mostly dealt with check-ins, friends, and the real “social” aspects of Foursquare.…

Should Yahoo Buy Foursquare?

Yahoo may or may not be in talks to acquire Foursquare. Two pretty reputable tech publications (each likely with numerous insider sources) have conflicting reports about this. TechCrunch has a lengthy report written by two of its veteran journalists, claiming…

Twitter Reportedly Eyeing Foursquare Partnership

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…

Foursquare Launches New iPad App

Foursquare announced the release of a new iPad app to bring an optimized version of its recently re-launched service to Apple’s tablet as a lot of them are bound to be sold this holiday season. According to the company, an…

Checking in with Swarm Just Got Much Easier

If you’re an iOS user who loves to check-in with Foursquare’s Swarm app, but feel it’s too much effort to open the app and tap a few buttons – then today is your lucky day. The new version of Swarm…

Foursquare Now Offers Self-Destructing Tips

With Foursquare’s revamped app, tips are the new check-ins. Today, the company is trying to make tips more helpful by letting them disappear after they’re no longer relevant. Getting in on the ephemeral everything craze, Foursquare is unveiling ephemeral tips.…

Foursquare Check-ins Are Now Dead for Windows Phone Users Too As Swarm Launches

Foursquare warned you a couple weeks ago, and today’s the day. Swarm, Foursquare’s check-in-devoted app, is now available on Windows Phone. That means that checking in on the main Foursquare app is on the way out (if your check-in functionality…

Foursquare Tells Businesses Its New App Is Better For Them Too

As you may know, Foursquare launched its new check-in-less app today. If you want a rundown on what to expect as a user, read this. Given that the focus of Foursquare has shifted from check-ins to local search, you can…

Foursquare’s New, Still Check In-Less App Is Here

Foursquare went and pissed a bunch of people off when they decided to “unbundle” and separate the core functions of their main app into two apps. They relegated check-ins to a new app, called Swarm, and promised that Foursquare would…

Foursquare’s New App Coming Next Week as Company Battles Backlash

Foursquare probably knew that unbundling its features and removing check-ins altogether from its flagship app would ruffle a few feathers. I guess the company maybe thought there was the off chance that people would take to Swarm, its new check-in…

Foursquare Check-ins Are Dead, Users Now Prompted In-App to Download Swarm

As promised, it’s happened. Foursquare has eliminated the check-in functionality on their main app, ahead of a big redesign and refoucusing effort. If you try to check in using Foursquare, you’ll be prompted to download Swarm. As you might expect,…