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Foursquare CEO Reveals Data Plans at #NYTM

Foursquare CEO Reveals Data Plans at #NYTM

Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley spoke at the New York Tech Meetup about some of his plans for the company's store of data. He showed a digital map of all of the daily check-ins across Manhattan, color-coded by category. Crowley said that using this data, he can predict what a user will like in one [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Updates For Android App Include Local Advice

#Foursquare Updates For Android App Include Local Advice

The updated Android app for Foursquare features recommendations for popular restaurants, shops and tourist destinations. The recommendations will pop up when the app is opened and will be available in a searchable format for both locals and tourists. Cnet says that this is part of the shift from [Full Story…]

At #SXSW2013 Foursquare CEO Says App No Longer Requires Check in

At #SXSW2013 Foursquare CEO Says App No Longer Requires Check in

CEO Dennis Crowley announced at the SXSW 2013 conference that Foursquare can retain data from users without them even checking in to businesses. Instead, the company wants to maintain itself as a search engine relying on data sent through its API. Among the 40,000 API users are Vine, Instagram, and [Full Story…]

Foursquare Offers Content to Non-Members

Foursquare Offers Content to Non-Members

Foursquare has now added a button to their site that allows members to share venue links with other non-members through the generation of a URL that doesn't require logging in. It's a step towards the company becoming an open ratings and local search platform, the cost of which would cost the loss [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Releases Update to #Android App

#Foursquare Releases Update to #Android App

Foursquare announced new updated to it's Android application which will include helping make it easier for users to find nearby spots and friends through it's main map, engadget reports. They have moved the "To-Do List" function to the left side and the "Check In" button to the bottom corner. The [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Launches App for Businesses

#Foursquare Launches App for Businesses

The Foursquare for Business app lets shopkeepers update Foursquare's 30 million  users—via a smartphone. Businesses can cross-post Foursquare updates to their Facebook and Twitter accounts simultaneously. The app can activate and terminate specials. It also gives businesses a lot of customer [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Compiles “Best of NY” List

#Foursquare Compiles "Best of NY" List

According to Foursquare, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria in the Village has NY's best pizza. Using its own location-based social network data, Foursquare composed a “Best of New York” list. Based on millions of check-ins, ratings and shares, Joseph Leonard, also in the Village, emerged as the city’s best [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Gets Voice Media Content

#Foursquare Gets Voice Media Content

In a new deal with Voice Media Group, Foursquare gets access to content from alternative papers including the Village Voice and LA Weekly. Foursquare will receive listings, reviews and other content for local business in top markets, including NY, LA, Denver, Phoenix, Dallas and six other cities. [Full Story…]

#Foursquare’s Finances Don’t Check Out

#Foursquare's Finances Don't Check Out

Foursquare raised $50 million in cash in June 2011 when it was valued at $600 million. Now, according to Crain’s New York Business, it’s “a poster child for questions about the future of social-media startups.” The company has a burn rate of $2 million a month and with its 2012 revenue of $2 [Full Story…]

#Foursquare and #NASA Team Up for #Curiosity Explorer Badge

#Foursquare and #NASA Team Up for #Curiosity Explorer Badge

NY-based Foursquare and NASA have teamed up, creating a new “Curiosity Explorer” badge. The Mars rover unlocked the badge—from the red planet. Earthlings can also get a Curiosity Explorer badge by liking NASA on Foursquare and checking in at a science museum, planetarium or NASA visitor [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Makes More #Check-in Data Public–Including Full Names

#Foursquare Makes More #Check-in Data Public--Including Full Names

In a privacy policy update, Foursquare announced they would start making more user data public. Starting January 28, the full name of the user will be displayed on the service and venues will have more access to user data. Venues could previously see only 3 hours of customer info, but now will have [Full Story…]

#Foursquare Turns to #Facebook for Recommendations

#Foursquare Turns to #Facebook for Recommendations

Foursquare says the best recommendations come from friends--and it now will use Facebook’s data to boost its business.The NY-based location service said in a blog post, “By expanding your recommendations to include your Facebook friends who are on Foursquare, you’ll get even better personalized [Full Story…]

#Apple Wants #Foursquare Data For Mapping App

#Apple Wants #Foursquare Data For Mapping App

Apple is in discussions to incorporate NY-based Foursquare’s local data into its mapping app. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is in talks with several companies, including Yelp, to improve the map service, which had a flawed release in September. Speculation about a deal grew after Eddy [Full Story…]

#BusinessInsider’s: Top 18 Defining Moments of the NY Tech Scene

#BusinessInsider's: Top 18 Defining Moments of the NY Tech Scene

Business Insider chronicled the top 18 defining moments of the 2012 NY Tech scene. Things that stood out include Kevin Ryan's departure as Michelle Peluso, former CMO of Citigroup, becomes the new CEO of Gilt Groupe. Zynga’s $180 million purchase of OMGPOP’s mobile game, Draw Something. Gigaom [Full Story…]

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…]