Foursquare Fights Facebook’s Nearby Feature With More Facebook Integration

On December 17, Facebook launched its Nearby feature on iOS and Android to find local places whether it’s restaurants or retail stores. The new feature is a direct threat to Foursquare since users are able to check into locations. Foursquare, the popular location based check-in app isn’t going down without a fight and has launched […]

LocalBlox: Like Foursquare, But Connects Neighborhoods And Businesses [Exclusive]

Location-based social networks like Foursquare and Yelp have proven incredibly popular in recent years, but while the big guys duke it out for platform supremacy, a new location-based start-up called LocalBlox is quietly, but quickly, gaining steam with its own unique spin on this aspect of social media. LocalBlox is a Seattle-based start-up, best described […]

Foursquare’s ‘Recently Opened’ Feature Promotes New Businesses

Want to find a new restaurant to eat at? A new boutique to shop at or a new bar to drink at? With Foursquare’s new “Recently Opened” feature users can now learn about newly opened businesses directly from their iOS based app. Sorry folks no Android update for this feature yet. In a blog post […]

Election 2012: How To See Voting In Real-Time

Election Day is here and millions of Americans are hitting local polling places to cast their vote. With Facebook and Foursquare having their own check-in feature, they’re able to see just where people are at any given second of the day. With this wealth of data, both social networks have put together a real-time map […]

Foursquare Halloween Badges Now Available

Foursquare Halloween badges are now available for location based services customers who perform specific actions using the check-in based service. Users wanting to earn the pumpkin badge need to simple add “Happy Halloween” in the text of a check-in. Foursquare has also promised an “extra treat” for any swarm effect that includes at least 10 […]

Klash App Brings Truth Or Dare To Foursquare Type Service, Offers Social Rewards

Location based services have traditionally been used to check into locations and on occasion to send sales coupons and other special offers. Now thanks to mobile startup Klash users can take advantage of their friends locations to challenge them in a game of truth or dare. Launched just two weeks ago Klash is a social-rewards […]

Foursquare Looks To Monetize With Targeted Deals

Foursquare has long been the leader in location based platforms and to generate revenue, CEO Dennis Crowley the company will monetize by offering targeted deals to millions of businesses. How targeted deals will work is very simple: Merchants can target discounts to specific user groups. For example, repeat customers or even new customers. Users will […]

Foursquare Check-Ins From Big East Conference [Infographic]

Alabama, USC, LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma may be at the top of the Associated Press’s college football rankings, but which teams lead the nation in Foursquare check-ins after the first week of the season? You can find out all of that and more from this neat little infographic from digital marketing firm Silverpop, which tracked […]

Foursquare Accidentally Gives Everyone “I Love Windows Phone” Badge

Location based services app Foursquare goofed up this week when they accidentally gave the “I Love Windows Phone” badge to random users who performed check-ins on the service. The mistake was realized when people started leaving tweets that included: “Not sure how. I’m an Apple girl.” and “How did I do this with a Blackberry?.” […]

#Mom Foursquare App Lets Your Mom Know Where You Are

A new third-party Foursquare app called #Mom has launched with a simple premise, keeping your mom in the know about your whereabouts. The service works by connecting your moms phone number to your Foursquare account at hashtagmom.com. Once signed up you can send your mom a check-in notice or short accompanying message via call or […]

Foursquare Launches Explore Tabs For Desktop Users

Known primarily as a mobile application to most users Foursquare on Wednesday took a big leap in bolstering the company’s desktop space by adding its “Explore” feature for Desktop users. Originally planned for launch as part of Foursquare 3.0 in March 2011 the tab program replaces Tips and allows users to find recommendations about food, […]

Foursquare Brings Notification Tray To iOS Devices

Foursquare on Friday rolled out their new notification tray for iOS devices, several weeks after the company announced the same update for Google Android devices. The notification tray shows new activity as it occurs such as check-ins, comments and other updates from your friends accounts. The program is simple to use, just click on the […]

Foursquare Passes 500,000 Merchant Accounts [Milestone]

After announcing that their location based platform has surpassed 10 million users, Foursquare on Thursday revealed that more than 500,000 merchant accounts have now been added to their program. The company on their official blog post highlighted some of the company’s most creative brand partners such as American Express who are effectively using Foursquare to […]

Luxury Comes To Foursquare: Ritz-Carlton Checks In

Last week we announced that American Express, the premiere credit card for business and high-end users had checked into Foursquare and this week the company has announced a new luxury partner in the Ritz-Carlton brand. The company, which was quick to grab up @RitzCarlton on Twitter and engage users on Facebook before their competitors has […]

Security Firm Will Update Your Facebook When You’re Out to Discourage Theives

There’s a tremendous amount of hand-wringing around the concept of Facebook updates, location aware apps, and the potential for thieves to find out you’re not home and go in to steal your stuff. In the years I’ve been covering social media, I remember specifically two incidents where this has actually occurred. But it hasn’t stopped […]

Foursquare, AmEx Team Up to Offer User Discounts

Foursquare began, and succeeded, by basically offering digital merit badges to users for multiple check-ins at local places and offering a nice little competitive game with little other benefit than bragging rights. Still, it caught on pretty hard. The site has exceeded 10 million users, and eventually expanded to offer discounts and incentives for frequent […]

Foursquare Passes 10 Million Users [Infographic]

It’s official, Foursquare has passed 10 million users, making them the first location based social network to reach the major milestone. In celebration of their achievement the company posted an Infographic on their official blog which celebrates their accomplishments. Among the sites coolest facts: It took five months to reach just 100,000 users and in […]