While Google updated its Android and iOS versions of Google Maps today, it also snuck in some bad news with the announcement that it will soon kill its Latitude location-sharing service.
Location-based social network Foursquare is turning its attention to the media business by trying to boost the number of users who check in at live concerts through a partnership with streaming music service Deezer.
Foursquare is taking its users back in time with help from the New York Public Library.
We’ve been saying this for a while now: Foursquare isn’t about badges and mayorships anymore. You need only look at the company’s latest round of funding for confirmation.
Over the past year or so Foursquare has become the best local search app that you’re probably not using. And that’s all Foursquare’s fault.
Foursquare has teamed up with Visa and Mastercard to expand its check-in deals service that lets users earn better specials by using their credit cards.
Foursquare users with a love for space and science are being rewarded today with a brand new badge from NASA, the space agency announced today.
Apple is in talks with with Foursquare to bring local data into Apple’s Maps application.
Facebook has updated the “Nearby” feature on its iOS and Android mobile apps, a move that could hurt Yelp and Foursquare in the location data wars.
Because it’s not creepy at all to keep super close tabs on your friends.
Companies are increasingly looking to tap into the real time nature of the social web and respond directly to customers based on their location and intent. New York’s LocalResponse was one of the the first to turn check-ins into an opportunity for direct marketing. Today its rolling out its Pro Dashboard, an analytical tool the company was using in house.
Google recently revealed its social network Google+ will support check-ins for businesses providing discounts through their Google Places page. Today, the capability was launched, but only through the Google+ Android application.
Location service Foursquare is showing off its new coat of paint. The company today unveiled a website redesign with a whole new experience for people sitting at their desks. What started as a check-in game all of a sudden seems a lot more like a formidable business in the making.
Location-based check-in service Foursquare released a new version of its iPhone app today that adds a new feature called Radar, which takes full advantage of the latest version of Apple’s iOS 5 update.
Location-based check-in service Foursquare today revised how it handles people who choose to check-in at their home or other personal addresses (say, grandma’s house).
You know what’s cooler than a million check-ins? A billion. Popular location-based check-in location service Foursquare today announced on its blog that it has reached one billion check-ins, as well as launched updated versions of its popular iPhone and Android apps.
GetGlue, the social network that lets you check in for all things entertainment, is rolling out a big update to both its iPhone app and website today.
TV and movie watching social network Miso just made it easier for DirecTV customers to share their viewing habits with friends.
Location-based social network Gowalla is trimming its feature set to improve the overall user experience, according to Gowalla founder and CEO Josh Williams, who made the announcement in a blog post Thursday.
While Facebook was rolling out some changes to its privacy policies today, the company also quietly announced it was killing off the Foursquare-like Places function inside of its mobile app.
Location-based social network Foursquare now allows its users to check in at specific events, the company announced today on its blog.
When mobile location service Foursquare released its API, Lenny Rachitsky wondered what he could do with all of that data. Foursquare is designed to tell people where you are at any given time. But what if you could be in two places at once?
For Locai, which makes an iPhone app that lets you have conversations around check-in locations, less is more.
LocalResponse, a company that lets businesses monitor and respond to check-ins, today announced the launch of its service for agencies and brands. The company initially rolled out the service to local merchants just two weeks ago.
As more companies jump on to the social TV bandwagon, a new startup called Loyalize is offering tools for brands and content providers to create their own apps for real-time participation around any event — including TV shows.
As people share ever-increasing amounts of information online, are we heading to a future of data overload? Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of popular location-sharing app Foursquare, said there’s no stopping the data flood — but that doesn’t mean users have to drown in it.
Popular location check-in application Foursquare just launched a new “Foursquare for Business” page to encourage businesses and brands to claim venues and create partnerships.
Scvngr, the maker of a check-in app that asks users to complete activity challenges, today announced it has secured a second round of funding for $15 million, according to the company blog. Investors included Balderton Capital, with participation from previous investors Google Ventures and Highland Capital Partners.