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Foursquare's new dashboard will give retailers real-time data on mobile users

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence</i> Apps and Platforms Briefing <i>subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please</i> click here <i>.</i><p>Foursquare's Attribution, a platform used to help brands measure how media impacts foot traffic in brick-and-mortar locations, is adding a new dashboard that will make …

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Poking Around The Location Data Potential Of Pokémon Go

Augmented reality seems to have hit its mainstream stride with the runaway popularity of Pokémon Go, and users are having a blast – but …

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Foursquare President: ‘Huge’ Industry Developing Around Location Intelligence | Street Fight

<i>Over the past five years, Foursquare has had quite an evolution. Once a buzzy darling of the location-media industry known for its consumer check-ins</i> …

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Swarm's new update offers real-world prizes

The latest version of the check-in app Swarm just dropped, and it's sporting a new feature called Swarm Perks that offers real-world prizes for checking-in at locations and completing specific challenges. Prior to this update, Swarm users could compete for in-game rewards, like virtual gold coins …

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Foursquare's Swarm now rewards you for check-ins

Foursquare is once again reviving a feature from its old check-in app and bringing it to Swarm.<p>Swarm introduced a new feature Tuesday called Perks, which offers users discounts and other deals at restaurants and businesses in exchange for check-ins.<p>The concept is similar to the "specials" offered …

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Uber and Foursquare team up to make pickups and dropoffs smoother than ever

Here at Uber, we want to get you from point A to point B quickly and conveniently. Most of the time, riders and drivers have no problem finding each …

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Foursquare + Uber! — Foursquare Direct — Medium

<b>Foursquare + Uber!</b><p>What do Apple, Twitter, Pinterest, Samsung, Microsoft, Yahoo, WeChat and Garmin all have in common? They are among the 100,000 …

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Welcome to Learning C with Pebble. I'm glad you are (at least considering) spending some time with this book.<p>This book is a lot different than most …

Can Foursquare become profitable in two years?

The way Foursquare describes itself has changed dramatically over the years. Once a buzzworthy darling of social networking, the startup now identifies as a "location intelligence company." And for good reason: That's apparently where the money is.<p>Foursquare cofounder Dennis Crowley and recently …

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When newsrooms don’t own their data, other companies profit

Last Friday, the head of Bloomberg Media told The Guardian that publishers are “feeding on the scraps” of Facebook’s ad business. Justin Smith said …

Quickfire at Collision with Jeff Glueck, Foursquare CEO

A video posted by Collision (@collisionconfhq) on Apr 27, 2016 at 1:45pm PDT<p>SlingShot ask… As a young company tight on time and money, should we skip …

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So you want to build a data business? Play the long game

Something truly shocking happened in the stock market yesterday.<p>No, it was not Apple failing to grow revenue for the first quarter in 13 years (the …

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How Foursquare knew before almost anyone how bad things were for Chipotle

Chipotle announced its first loss as a public company Tuesday. But two weeks earlier, an unlikely source —the social media <b></b>app Foursquare — had beat Chipotle to the punch, predicting in a blog post that the burrito maker’s sales would drop nearly 30 percent. Chipotle made it official Tuesday …

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Foursquare uses location data to predict Chipotle sales drop

Two weeks ago, Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck took to Medium to share how his company analyzed foot traffic patterns at more than 1,900 Chipotle locations across the US locations in February, using data collected by its app that lets people check-in to places they’ve been. It then compared them to the …

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Foursquare & Jeff Glueck: data mapping the world; Houzz & Adi Tatarko: designing for 35m worldwide

CEO Jeff Glueck on Foursquare v. Swarm; city guide v. check-in competition

Swarm is letting users go 'off the grid' for check-ins

Swarm is again letting you go ‘off the grid’ for check-ins, which is about as counterintuitive as it gets for a social service.<p>With the feature (literally called ‘off the grid check-ins,’ and something that was available before Swarm was branched off from Foursquare), users can check in at various …

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Swarm now lets users check-in without sharing their location

Swarm, the gamified check-in app from Foursquare, has today launched a new feature that will let users check in to locations without sharing that location with their group of friends.<p>The company is calling these private check-ins ‘off-the-grid check-ins’ and users will be able to activate them …

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Swarm Update Brings Improved Stats and History of Your Check-ins

Foursquare’s social check-in app Swarm has seen a nice update over the weekend for most users, bringing a lot of changes and new information for …

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Visualize Foursquare Location History

I started using Foursquare at the end of 2012 and kept with it even after it became the pointless muck that is Swarm. Since I’ve now got 4 years of …

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How Chipotle's Food Scares May Be Affecting Foot Traffic and Sales

Foursquare's data points are becoming a bigger part of its business, and this week it flexed a little muscle in that regard.Based on its Place …

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How a tiny startup founded by former Googlers is helping Foursquare pivot its business

Foursquare is best-known as the consumer location app launched in 2009 that let users "check-in" to different locations - but its biggest business now is all to do with data and ad tech.<p>After splitting Foursquare into two apps in 2014 - Swarm for the check-in side and Foursquare, a Yelp competitor …

With Twitter and Foursquare, We Can Predict Where Gentrification Will Happen Next

Gentrification follows the same pattern time and time again:<p>Affluent urbanites are priced out of a neighborhood and seek cheaper housing. They begin …

The Winner Of This Year's SXSW Interactive Is...

…FourSquare.<p>Strictly speaking FourSquare was the winner of either SXSW 2008 (where it launched) or SXSW 2009 (where it reached critical volume with the geekerati as the mainstream press were looking for a ‘Next Big Thing’ story). Six years later, the service has split into two sections. Reviews and …

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Why Foursquare will destroy Yelp

Five months ago The Verge published an exclusive interview with Dennis Crowley, founder of Foursquare, to announce the spinout of the ‘check-in’ …

Swarm 4.0 — UI elements as brand and brand as UI element

Hello Medium! It’s me, Alia. We released Swarm 4.0 today with many ~brand new~ and updated features centered around life logging and…Continue reading …

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Foursquare’s Swarm gets statistical in huge 4.0 update

Once upon a time, "checking in" was the hip thing to do back when social networks were really young. Foursquare was practically the only service that …

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Foursquare's Swarm Gets More Useful For Lifeloggers

Foursquare's new Swarm app makes it easier to quantify your whereabouts.<p>Ever since Foursquare split itself into two apps, it hasn’t been quite the same. That division, which spun the location check-in functionality off into a second app called "Swarm," was indeed controversial when it happened …

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