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Who is buying who? Rumours start floating following AOL acquisition

With Verizon’s acquisition of AOL for £2.8 billion rumours of several large scale deals are being thrown into the wind, some with a much higher price …


Foursquare returns to its roots in bid to win back users

Foursquare used to be fun, and then it was ruined. A recent update might be enough to all change that.

Foursquare, the location-based social network where users check in to physical locations, is hoping to regain some of its old magic. The company lost favor with long-time users (including myself) …


Meet the new Foursquare homescreen, complete with top picks tailored just for you.

Foursquare is all about finding places you’ll love. In …

Foursquare Capital Corp (NYSE:FSQR) Adds Places And Location To Its Geolocation Technology

Foursquare Capital Corp (NYSE:FSQR) is leveraging its Geolocation tool to unveil two new platforms namely Places and Location Cloud. It is highly …


Why Foursquare is trying to emulate Scarlett Johansson

Tuesday morning at Techcrunch Disrupt in New York Foursquare chief executive Dennis Crowley laid out the spectrum of things he sees that are trying to have a relationship with us.

“On the one side there’s Clippy the [Microsoft] paper-clip guy, which nobody ever really liked and would pop up and tell …

Scarlett Johansson

Foursquare To Swarm Users: Wait, Come Back!

Now you can be mayor again.

Almost exactly one year ago, Foursquare split itself in two, quarantining its location check-in features in a second app called Swarm while maintaining Foursquare as an app focused on local discovery. The game-like elements of the original app like the ability to earn …


Foursquare's Dennis Crowley on Shutting Out the Noise

When you're a startup as big as Foursquare, there's bound to be plenty of chatter about you. Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley says that the key to keeping his 6-year-old location-based social networking platform moving forward is to simply tune it all out.

"We've been 'the best thing …

Dennis Crowley

Foursquare’s Dennis Crowley Can’t Stop Believing — Backchannel — Medium

Dennis Crowley Takes Another Stab at Explaining Foursquare

It’s now two apps. It’s the location layer to the Web. It’s not a game. Well, one app is a …

Dennis Crowley finally has the Foursquare he always wanted

NEW YORK — For Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley, his original vision for the location-based service is finally becoming a reality.

Speaking with TechCrunch's Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York City, Crowley mentioned that one of the original goals of Foursquare was for the service to …

Dennis Crowley

Foursquare Targets Its B2B Pitch With Places And New Location Cloud

Foursquare — the startup likely best known for popularising the “check-in” for users to share their locations with their social networks — has more recently been trying to make a name for itself as a location-based big data machine.

To grow its business, it partners with large tech companies like …


Foursquare now lets you check in from your wrist with Swarm for Apple Watch

Last month, Foursquare updated its namesake flagship app with Apple Watch support, which lets you get notified of and search for nearby places to …


Foursquare finally relents: Mayorships are coming back in Swarm

Ever since Foursquare broke its product off into two, fans of the app have long missed battling friends and strangers to retain mayorships of their favorite establishments. Well, miss no more: the company today announced that mayorships are returning to Swarm, along with a slew of new stickers that …


Swarm 2.3 Feels Like The Old Foursquare, Looks Way Better

Foursquare has today released an update for Swarm, the company’s social check-in app, that brings far more of the delightful gamification of the old Foursquare back to the service.

But today’s update is just a preamble to version 3.0, which will be released in the coming weeks, and will include …


Your old Foursquare badges and mayorships, evolved into a brand new game on Swarm.

Once left for dead, is Foursquare coming back? Nicole Larrauri, managing partner, The EGC Group takes a look - San Francisco Business Times

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Nicole Larrauri, managing partner, The EGC Group

In the world of startups, especially Internet startups, we’ve seen a host of …


Location Is Your Most Critical Data, and Everyone's Watching

A few years ago, one foolproof way of saving the battery on you phone was to turn off GPS. You didn’t really need it. At most, it was an added …


How Foursquare and Other Apps Guess What You Want to Eat

How effective are restaurant recommendation algorithms?

The late journalist David Carr once asked at SXSW, "What the fuck is an algorithm? What does …


Foursquare Beefs Up Sales Team

To sell the dream of location-based ad targeting, Foursquare has added several executives to its growing sales team.

Andy Chapman, who most recently …


Introducing Foursquare for Apple Watch

Managing Table and Collection Views on iOS

As most iOS developers can tell you, dealing with UITableView or UICollectionView can be a pain. These UIKit views form the basis of most iOS apps, …

Why Foursquare is a must-buy for Yahoo

One of the most remarkable things about the digital revolution of the last dozen years or so is the speed with which things happen. Start-ups can …

It Actually Makes Sense For Yahoo To Buy Foursquare - Here's Why

This question originally appeared on Quora: What has changed between now and 2010 that makes Yahoo consider buying Foursquare again?

Answer by Jonathan Brill, Start-up specialist, Seller, Marketer, on Quora

I don’t believe Yahoo! is buying Foursquare. But if they were, it wouldn’t be the most …


Foursquare Turns To Location Data For Revenue, Joining Crowded Field

Foursquare boldly announced at one point that it wanted to be the "location layer for the internet." Now the company is trying to make good on that …


You Can Design a Business on Beer Night With Friends

Foursquare, the mobile app that allows people to search for popular locations, came together in 2009 in an unlikely venue: a cash-only watering hole …

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Apps are what make Pebble awesome. Ever since introducing our first smartwatch to the world, developers have used Pebble as a launchpad for doing …


Foursquare unveils Pinpoint to show you ads based on where you’ve been

Today Foursquare raised the curtain on Pinpoint, a new advertising platform that will enable brands to target Foursquare users (and even non-Foursquare users) based on where they’ve been.

The platform isn’t limited to Foursquare’s apps, however. Foursquare says it plans to sell ads across a …

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley: This Mistake Will Get You Called Out on Social Media


Dennis Crowley talks about the costly mistake too many brands make when trying to engage consumers.

Building loyalty with your customers is crucial for growing a business, but trying too hard can also get your company skewered on social media.

Take it from Foursquare co-founder Dennis …

Sources: Yahoo In Talks To Buy Foursquare

Yahoo has been busy rebuilding its business around mobile under CEO Marissa Mayer, and soon it could make one of its biggest bets yet on the platform. We have heard perennially that the company has been looking to buy Foursquare, the New York startup behind the eponymous local search app and …