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Foursquare Ranks Third in #MobileApp Users

Foursquare Ranks Third in #MobileApp Users

According to The New York Post, Foursquare ranks third in mobile apps--behind only Facebook and Twitter. The NY-based startup founded by Dennis Crowley has more than 10.4 million unique monthly visitors, according to a Nielsen report. That's a 118% increase from last year. Pinterest was the [Full Story…]

NYU Entrepreneur Challenge Winners Split $200,000

NYU Entrepreneur Challenge Winners Split $200,000

NYU has held the Entrepreneurs Challenge, a marathon competition for students, faculty and alums, for over a dozen years. The awards go to the three best startup ideas and has a total of $200,000 for award money. The challenge has had contestants like Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Dodgeball and [Full Story…]

Dennis Crowley’s Life Sizzles and Spikes

Dennis Crowley's Life Sizzles and Spikes

In a lengthy profile, Business Insider examines the life and times of Dennis Crowley, the founder of Foursquare. The talented NY entrepreneur turned his love of games, socializing and partying into a career and an app headed toward a billion-dollar valuation. But Crowley’s road to success was [Full Story…]

Foursquare Turns Three and Ponders its Future

Foursquare Turns Three and Ponders its Future

CEO Dennis Crowley said Foursquare users are evolving from just checking in to unlock points and badges to discovering new places. Using its "Explore on the Web" feature, users can find out about businesses in their own neighborhoods or places they’ve never explored. Foursquare is about to turn [Full Story…]

NY-based Startup SinglePlatform Partners With Foursquare

NY-based Startup SinglePlatform Partners With Foursquare

According to Business Insider, NY-based SinglePlatform, a NY startup which works with restaurants to bring their menus and businesses online, has partnered with Foursquare. The startup is embedding its database of 400,000 menus into Foursquare's app, website and API; while users of Foursquare's API [Full Story…]

Rules to Poaching in the NY Tech Scene

Rules to Poaching in the NY Tech Scene

As of late Silicon Alley seems to be is flourishing, as entrepreneurs are proud of their NY camaraderie. However,  according to BetaBeat, there's bubbling tension when it comes to the hiring, as many startups have started to poach each others staff because of the limited availability of employable [Full Story…]

Tips for Spring TechStars NY Applicants

Tips for Spring TechStars NY Applicants

TechStars NYC, the NY outpost of the startup accelerator program, is now accepting applications for its Spring program, set to run from March until June. The program, run by David Cohen and David Tisch, had more than 1, 000 startups apply for the 12 spots last session, expecting even more for this [Full Story…]

IAC Commits $250,000 to New Fund for NYU’s ITP Students

IAC Commits $250,000 to New Fund for NYU's ITP Students

NY-based Internet company IAC has announced they are shelling out $250,000 towards the IAC Teaching and Research Fellowship Fund. The fund is designed for top post grad-students coming out of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, a graduate level program [Full Story…]

Foursquare Writes Autobiography of Itself Using Foursquare

Foursquare Writes Autobiography of Itself Using Foursquare

Recently Foursquare  launched a list feature that lets users to create guided tours. This week, founder Dennis Crowley put together a history of Foursquare within a list made on Foursquare. Featured on the list was its beginnings at Think Coffee around Washington Square Park, where Crowley says [Full Story…]

Ashton Kutcher Gives Details a Social Media Makeover, Almost Gets Busted by FTC

Ashton Kutcher Gives Details a Social Media Makeover, Almost Gets Busted by FTC

The New York Times reports that Ashton Kutcher has been helping Details to develop its online platform. As guest editor, the TV star proposed a series of fashion shoots featuring startup tech moguls like Charlie Cheever of Quora, the founders of Airbnb and Dennis Crowley of NY's Foursquare This [Full Story…]

President Obama Now on Foursquare

President Obama Now on Foursquare

Foursquare just got a new high-profile member:  President Obama.  Obama will be using the location-based service as part of his 2012 Presidential campaign, which will allow him to tell his supporters where he is and where he is headed.  In Obama's 2008 campaign, he was praised for his innovative use [Full Story…]

Crowley Leads NY Tech Scene, Despite Not Being a Techie

Crowley Leads NY Tech Scene, Despite Not Being a Techie

Dennis Crowley, CEO of Foursquare, has become one of the most prominent faces of the NY tech scene, despite not really being a tech guy himself.  Crowley considers himself to be a storyteller, with a distinct awareness of how media works.  According to a recent interview with Ad Age, Crowley [Full Story…]

Foursquare’s Behavioral Tracking Plans Raise Privacy Concerns

Foursquare's Behavioral Tracking Plans Raise Privacy Concerns

Rather than selling ads to increase revenue, CEO Dennis Crowley revealed to Bloomberg that Foursquare is looking to sell software that helps merchants track the behavior of potential customers.  According to Erik Sherman of BNET, these additional tools raise some privacy concerns, by providing [Full Story…]

World of Fourcraft: The Battle of the NY Boroughs

World of Fourcraft:  The Battle of the NY Boroughs

A new Foursquare inspired game, "World of Fourcraft" is enhancing the battle of the NY boroughs, using the Foursquare API to turn the Big Apple into a game of Risk.  Players "battle" each other by checking-in to locations in their borough as a defense, or in another borough as an attack.  The [Full Story…]

Foursquare Closes Secret $50 Million Funding Round

Foursquare Closes Secret $50 Million Funding Round

Foursquare recently closed a secretive $50 million funding round, valuing the company at about $600 million.  Many of the investors in this round have already participated in Foursquare's prior funding, including Andreessen Horowitz, who led the round, Union Square Ventures and OATV. While [Full Story…]