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The Biggest Shopping Day of the Year ISN’T Black Friday (and other insights into holiday shopping) — Foursquare Direct — Medium

The Biggest Shopping Day of the Year ISN’T Black Friday (and other insights into holiday shopping)

Of all the holiday shopping days last year, which …


Deterministic Location Data: Why Real World Targeting Requires Real World Data — Foursquare Direct — Medium

Deterministic Location Data: Why Real World Targeting Requires Real World Data

Location-based targeting is the topic du jour in mobile marketing. Now …


Foursquare Joins Apple Maps Data Sources As Company Builds Out Ecosystem

Apple continues to improve its mapping product by adding new features and content, albeit often under the radar. Last year, reviews and content from …


Foursquare updates Swarm with 3D Touch feature for check-ins

Do you get a kick out of checking in to places using Swarm? Do you have an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? If your answer to both questions are in the …


Foursquare has figured out the hottest restaurants around America right now

There's a new restaurant in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn that recently opened called Tilda All Day. It's received basically zero press attention compared …


Slack's Newest Feature Lets You Call A Lyft From Within Slack

Slack's new and improved slash commands make it easy to integrate third-party apps like Foursquare and Lyft.

Over the last several months, team messaging app Slack has focused more and more on becoming a platform. Rather than building a million standalone features, the company has aimed to make it …


Can’t decide where to take the team for lunch? There’s a Slack app for that.

Getting a group of coworkers to agree on anything can be …

Google is testing Foursquare tips in Google Now, even when the app isn’t installed


Google Now is showing me some interesting place recommendations this week. They’re courtesy of Foursquare.

The Foursquare app isn’t installed on my Android phone. Nevertheless, I’ve seen tips about restaurants and coffee shops and even a public park directly from Foursquare in Google Now …

Foursquare App Gets Support for 3D Touch

The Foursquare app has been updated with 3D Touch support on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
Foursquare is your ultimate city guide, in your pocket. …


Etsy, Foursquare, Kickstarer, Meetup, and Shapeways ask the White House to protect their users from ‘abuse’ - New York Business Journal

Abusive trademark enforcement is not synonymous with enforcing rights to the fullest extent under law. The issue addressed in this comment also does …

White House

Grumpy Cat reluctantly partners with Foursquare to save kittens

International pet celebrity Grumpy Cat teamed up with Foursquare and Allie Cat Rescue (ACR) last week to help save homeless kittens. Today, the diva took time off her busy agenda — between Comic Con and a book release — to visit Foursquare’s New York headquarters and advocate for fellow felines.

We …

Swarm: Turn every day into a game

Foursquare Video Ad Campaign 2015: Explore Our Tiny Planet

Next time you check-in with Swarm, you could actually save a kitten

If you want to save a kitten, remember to check-in with Swarm on your phone. Really. When Swarm, the app that evolved from Foursquare, relaunched …

Grumpy Cat and Swarm team up to help save stray kittens every time you check-in

Cat lovers of the world, get your phones out. For the next two weeks, all Swarm check-ins will help Alley Cat Rescue keep stray cats off the streets.

Until October 15, Foursquare will make a donation to Alley Cat each time a user checks in at a location on Swarm. Foursquare also teamed up with …


Foursquare App Gets iOS 9 Support, Spotlight Search, Movie Searches, More

Foursquare has updated its app with iOS 9 support bringing Spotlight Search, movie searches, and other improvements.

Foursquare is your ultimate city


Snag the hottest seat in town with Foursquare and OpenTable

Foursquare said it could predict how many iPhones were sold over the weekend, and it was right on the nose

Apple sells a lot of iPhones every year, particularly during the opening weekend of sales for a new model.

With this year's iPhone 6S, Wall Street …

Game Mechanics and Designing Swarm

I’ve had a lifelong fascination with video games. They were my entree into the design world — I was enamored with the way they could immerse you in …

Super Mario

Foursquare’s Prediction: Apple Will Sell 13–15 Million iPhones This Weekend

At Foursquare, we have access to the world’s largest database of information on the foot traffic of people around the globe. This is a seriously …

Foursquare vs. Yelp for location-based notifications

(Answered originally at Quora: Why doesn’t Yelp have location based notifications like Swarm (from Foursquare)?)

Creating great location-based …


5 Years at Foursquare

(Originally posted on my personal blog here)

I have spent the past year or so working on the latest advertising offering from Foursquare called …

Foursquare is back on my homescreen, not for long but I wish…

My wife and I are in Lisbon for about 5 days. At the airport in Paris, I was surprised to see her pick a paper version of the “Guide du routard”. Few …

Based Business Reviews via Foursquare Tips

TROY, Mich., Sept. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Socialgist, a leading global provider of social media data with the most diverse collection of social …

Swarm App 3.0 - New & Improved Check In App

Dennis Crowley explains Foursquare's new 'magic trick'

Foursquare used to be all about the check-ins, but now it's trying to "fake beacons" with all of the data it has collected, according to its CEO Dennis Crowley.

During a question-and-answer session on Product Hunt, a popular website for discovering new startups, Crowley said his company's big "magic …

Dennis Crowley

A list of creative exercises for creative teams

Every Friday afternoon, the Product Experience team at Foursquare gets together and ends the week with a creative exercise. The PX team is a big …