Foursquare archive

  • Spotify buys music data firm The Echo Nest - a platform that powers Rdio and more
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    Spotify buys music data firm The Echo Nest - a platform that powers Rdio and more

    By 6 March 2014

    Spotify has announced that it acquired a music intelligence company called The Echo Nest. According to its website, The Echno Nest provides data and music services to developers, media services, social networks, and big companies including iHeartradio,...

  • Microsoft strikes deal with Foursquare to incorporate its data in Windows Phone and Bing
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    Microsoft strikes deal with Foursquare to incorporate its data in Windows Phone and Bing

    By 4 February 2014

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's first day on the job includes inking a deal with location-based social network Foursquare. Under the agreement, Microsoft has licensed Foursquare's places database for use in its products and services. "So in the near future,...

  • Foursquare adds GrubHub Seamless to let you order takeout from local US restaurants
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    Foursquare adds GrubHub Seamless to let you order takeout from local US restaurants

    By 30 January 2014

    Foursquare wants you to do more than just check-in to places with its app. It wants you to order food. Foursquare has announced a new partnership with GrubHub Seamless that lets you browse and order from more than 20,000 GrubHub Seamless restaurants in...

  • Foursquare for iPhone updated with real-time push recommendations
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    Foursquare for iPhone updated with real-time push recommendations

    By 9 October 2013

    One month after showing up on Foursquare for Android, Foursquare has now updated its iPhone app with relevant, real-time recommendations via push. It's not a typical recommendation feature; Foursquare has fine-tuned what shows up in real-time. One example...

  • Points: A futuristic, rotating street sign with real-time social data
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    Points: A futuristic, rotating street sign with real-time social data

    By 1 July 2013

    Breakfast, a New York-based start-up, has created a rotating and interactive street sign that pulls content from sources such as Twitter and Foursquare.  Called Points, it's a three-armed street sign that updates in real-time. The arms can rotate 360...

  • Foursquare for iOS and Android update lets you check-in friends
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    Foursquare for iOS and Android update lets you check-in friends

    By 25 June 2013

    Foursquare now lets users check-in their friends. The service's iOS and Android app updated on Tuesday to let users check-in their friends, essentially providing one friend with the ability to check-in for a group of friends. This type of functionality...

  • Foursquare's new Time Machine lets you visualise check-in travels
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    Foursquare's new Time Machine lets you visualise check-in travels

    By 13 June 2013

    On the heels of Twitter's recent #FollowMe project and Analytics platform announcement, Foursquare on Thursday introduced a way for active check-in users to visualise their engagement.  Foursquare announced on Thursday it had experienced 4 billion check-ins...

  • Foursquare will show full names, provide more info to businesses you visit
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    Foursquare will show full names, provide more info to businesses you visit

    By 1 January 2013

    Foursquare is the latest social network to make changes to its terms and conditions, which will be effective from 28 January 2013. However, Foursquare has taken the time to detail what these changes will be and why they make sense for the location-based...

  • Foursquare partners with American Express for location based offers
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    Foursquare partners with American Express for location based offers

    By 30 May 2012

    A new scheme between foursquare and American Express will see credit automatically redeemed to a cardmember's accounts when they check-in at specific locations. Consumers will receive the credit to their account in three to five working days, with offers...

  • Facebook Camera: Another social network swallowed whole
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    Facebook Camera: Another social network swallowed whole

    By 25 May 2012

    Facebook has launched yet another service in its bulging platter of offerings, this time aimed squarely at the mobile end of its equation. Facebook Camera is for those who just want the pictures. Whether that’s cruising those of your friends or uploading...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Echoer review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Echoer review (iPhone)

    By 27 April 2012

    So far has technology come that we can now read each other’s thoughts through our smartphones. Well of sorts. Echoer is a new social networking app available on the iPhone that enables people to post their thoughts and nuances on their surroundings....

  • Best Windows Phone 7 apps
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    Best Windows Phone 7 apps

    By 27 December 2011

    So you've got a Windows Phone 7 phone, and now you need to fill it with lovely Windows Phone 7 apps. But with over 45,000 apps available for the Microsoft platform what are the best ones to get and are there any that take advantage of the Metro interface. ...

  • Foursquare 4.0 app launches - iOS 5 functionality included
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    Foursquare 4.0 app launches - iOS 5 functionality included

    By 13 October 2011

    Foursquare has sent its 4.0 version of its iPhone app live, complete with a new iOS 5 function called Foursquare Radar. The new app allows you to take advantage of the region monitoring found in iOS 5, and subsequently sends you notifications of places...

  • Nokia FourSquare gift machine hints at a freebie geo-location future
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    Nokia FourSquare gift machine hints at a freebie geo-location future

    By 22 September 2011

    Up in Glasgow, at the city's Social Media Week, Nokia is getting busy giving away free gifts. Nothing unusual there, big companies are always handing out goodies at trade shows and events to promote their brand. The giving is normally done by promo-girls...

  • PlayStation Vita going social with Facebook, foursquare, Skype and Twitter
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    PlayStation Vita going social with Facebook, foursquare, Skype and Twitter

    By 16 August 2011

    Sony is planning on turning the PlayStation Vita into a social networking hub when it eventually launches following the announcement that it has signed deals with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and Skype to bring the services via dedicated apps to the...

  • INQ checks in with Foursquare
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    INQ checks in with Foursquare

    By 23 May 2011

    The INQ Cloud Touch, often labelled the Facebook phone, is to get even more social media interaction - this time courtesy of a hook-up with geotaggers Foursquare. Using the TechCrunch Disrupt event over in New York to announce the partnership, INQ stated...

  • Foursquare talks TV Check-ins, badges, and the future
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    Foursquare talks TV Check-ins, badges, and the future

    By 3 February 2011

    How can we make the mobile experience more interesting in the real world? That’s the question Foursquare asks itself every day according to head of product Alex Rainert as he sits down with Pocket-lint to talk company mission and the future of location-based...

  • Paint the web (RED) for World AIDS day
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    Paint the web (RED) for World AIDS day

    By 30 November 2010

    (RED) has launched its latest social media assault ahead of World AIDS Day which falls on 1 December. The global campaign - An AIDS Free Generation is Due in 2015 - has the aim of raising awareness that there is a chance of eliminating mother-to-child...

  • Windows Phone 7 - what apps did we get?
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    Windows Phone 7 - what apps did we get?

    By 21 October 2010

    Last week we detailed a few apps we wanted to see on Windows Phone 7 when it finally launched. Well Microsoft’s newest mobile platform has launched across networks and a range of devices globally today, so we thought we’d come back and see what we’ve...

  • Foursquare 2.0 focuses on do to lists and Add to My Foursquare
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    Foursquare 2.0 focuses on do to lists and Add to My Foursquare

    By 21 September 2010

    Foursquare has launched a new version of its iPhone app, version 2.0, and with it brought new features to the act of checking in at your favourite bar or location. "When we started foursquare, we dreamed it would be much more than check-ins. We really...

  • EXCLUSIVE: TomTom looking at social network location features
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    EXCLUSIVE: TomTom looking at social network location features

    By 2 September 2010

    TomTom has told Pocket-lint that it is, "Definitely looking at" the massive boom in location based social networking services like Facebook Places, Foursquare and Twitter. In an exclusive one to one interview with TomTom's GPS product manager, TomTom...

  • Best Windows Phone 7 apps and games in development
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    Best Windows Phone 7 apps and games in development

    By 28 August 2010

    Windows Phone 7 isn't out yet, however that doesn't mean developers can't start getting to work on the apps that will populate the Windows Phone 7 App store from day 1. Here we showcase what we think are the best Windows Phone 7 apps we've seen in development...

  • UK web users say Foursquare's days are numbered
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    UK web users say Foursquare's days are numbered

    By 20 August 2010

    Here's some worrying news for Foursquare in the UK. A whopping 82 per cent of users of the Myvouchercodes.co.uk website said they would ditch the location service once Facebook Places launched in the UK. The site surveyed 1184 British Foursquare users...

  • Facebook Places Twitter account opens
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    Facebook Places Twitter account opens

    By 18 August 2010

    It looks like it's finally on the cusp of announcement, and we could very well have Foursquare rival Facebook Places by tomorrow. Or so says an eponymous Twitter account that's been created. Its first posting even claims that there's an official announcement...

  • First Look: SocialScope for BlackBerry review
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    First Look: SocialScope for BlackBerry review

    By 1 June 2010

    Currently in closed beta, SocialScope is an application that looks to fuse your social networks into one application. It gives you access to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and Foursquare and is described as a "mobile inbox for your social networks". We fired...