What is Foursquare? CEO and founder Dennis Crowley offered at least a half-dozen different definitions of the location-based service in an on-stage interview with AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher today.
Scvngr, the check-in application that asks users to complete activity challenges, just announced a strategic partnership with major drink distributor Coca Cola. The two have joined forces to give users who check-in to certain Simon Malls across United States the opportunity to earn points and rewards like gift cards and other Coke-branded merchandise.
Do we really need another way to share what we’re doing on the Web? Meebo co-founder and chief executive Seth Sternberg says yes –and his company is launching a browser extension called the Meebo MiniBar on Tuesday to allow a new kind of online sharing.
PlacePop, which allows any company to create and maintain virtual loyalty cards, today announced its free application is now available for Android devices.
Foursquare announced a new partnership today, hinting at how the startup’s ambitions extend beyond location check-ins.
Loopt Star, an application from location-based startup Loopt that lets users check in to places and get rewards, is now available on Android devices.
Foursquare just announced version 2.0 of its location check-in app for the iPhone. At first glance, it sounds pretty similar to previous versions of the app — unless other Foursquare users are a lot more excited about tips and to-dos lists than I am.
WeePlaces, a service which visually maps your check-ins on location-based services, has integrated with Gowalla and Facebook, giving users the ability to see where they’ve announced their location to friends across Foursquare, Gowalla, and Facebook Places.
DoubleDutch is one of 70 companies chosen by VentureBeat to launch at the DEMO Fall 2010 event taking place this week. These companies do pay a fee to present, but our coverage of them remains objective.
Foursquare has hit 3 million users for its location-based social network. Facebook launched a rival location service, Facebook Places, in mid-August. But that apparently hasn’t lessened interest in Foursquare’s service, as some had feared. Foursquare’s growth is still accelerating, the numbers show.
Facebook’s latest feature, Places, mimics the core function of another hot startup, Foursquare: announcing to your friends where you are. The long-expected competition stirred a lot of buzz in Facebook’s Silicon Valley turf and Foursquare’s home base, media-soaked Manhattan.
Location-based startup Hot Potato just announced that it has been purchased by Facebook, confirming acquisition rumors from last month.
Scott Raymond is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Gowalla, a location-based entertainment firm. His company is one of the partners that is launching a new app for Facebook’s new location service, Facebook Places, which Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg revealed this evening.
Facebook concluded the unveiling of its new Places location check-in feature today with a speech from vice president of product Chris Cox (pictured here at another event) that was either inspiring or cheesy, depending on how charitable you were. Either way, it hinted at the bigger vision that company executives have for the product.
After building up quite a bit of buzz over the past few months, the Palo Alto, Calif. startup Shopkick — which can best be described as FourSquare meets shopping — officially launched its iPhone app today.
Guest Post Kent Lindstrom is founder and CEO of location-based social network PlacePop and the former CEO of Friendster.
Guest Post Jeff Holden is cofounder and CEO of location-based social networking company Pelago, maker of Whrrl.
GetGlue, the social recommendation service from startup Adaptive Blue, shared some impressive growth stats today: Its users are logging an average of 150,000 check-ins and reviews per day over the last month, up from 100,000 a few months ago.
Foursquare is cracking down on check-in cheaters.