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  • Foursquare Introduces ‘Super-Specific’ Search And Filter Options For iOS And Android To Help You Find New Venues

    Foursquare Introduces ‘Super-Specific’ Search And Filter Options For iOS And Android To Help You Find New Venues

    As Foursquare evolves, it wants to help you find either new places to check out or lead you to places where your friends have already been. Mixed in with that is recommendation technology to show you places that you might be interested in based on where you’ve been before. Today, Foursquare updated its iOS and Android apps with an advanced search option that lets you control how the… Read More

  • Foursquare Redesigns Its Venue Pages For The Web To Capitalize On Its 50M Monthly Unique Visitors

    Foursquare Redesigns Its Venue Pages For The Web To Capitalize On Its 50M Monthly Unique Visitors

    Foursquare today launched redesigned venue pages to focus on its Explore and Discover functionality, bringing them more in line with its homepage. The changes, which come two weeks after the company raised another round of funding and released an updated iOS app, are designed to capitalize on the traffic that Foursquare gets from Google, which has doubled the site’s traffic over the… Read More

  • Foursquare Gets Better For Business: You Can Now Add Events To Your Venue

    Foursquare Gets Better For Business: You Can Now Add Events To Your Venue

    There are reasons why we go where we go, eat where we eat, and drink where we drink. Maybe it’s the ambience, maybe it’s that cute waitress or waiter, or maybe it’s karaoke night. Today, Foursquare has announced that businesses can now add events to their venues. This is a pretty huge step towards helping you find new places to go and tell your friends about why you go… Read More

  • Meet The New Foursquare, The One That You’ve Helped Build And Continue To Power

    Meet The New Foursquare, The One That You’ve Helped Build And Continue To Power

    As I’ve said before, I’m an avid user of foursquare, and it has become the de facto service for me when it comes to finding new places to grab dinner or just chill out with a drink. I’ve been using the service since it launched in 2009, and I’ve found it to be a fun way to chronicle the vast world that I live in. One day, I will be able to show my kids the history… Read More

  • What Lies Beyond The Check-In: Foursquare To Launch Big New Redesign Next Week

    What Lies Beyond The Check-In: Foursquare To Launch Big New Redesign Next Week

    If you’re following Foursquare on Twitter, you’ve probably noticed that the check-in champions have been teasing the release of the “all new Foursquare” app for the last few days, dropping hints that it was coming soon to app stores near you. Continuing to use the hashtag #allnew4sq, Foursquare last night dropped the news on Twitter that it will be releasing its big… Read More

  • Check-In Needs To Work, But How Can We Fix It?

    Check-In Needs To Work, But How Can We Fix It?

    Remember Highlight? That app that everyone thought was hot stuff back at SXSW? I used it for a few days and then deleted it, discovering quite quickly that the app, despite some utility, was an absolute battery hog. But what Highlight did was prove that, given the proper scenario, check-in works and is important. What frustrates me most, however, is that we keep doing it wrong. Take this new… Read More

  • Foursquare’s Inflection Point: People Using The App, But Not Checking In

    Foursquare’s Inflection Point: People Using The App, But Not Checking In

    When Dennis Crowley, the CEO of Foursquare, visited the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, he told me he spent a lot of time explaining Foursquare to the operators and vendors that are the main visitors at this event. This year, he said the stack of business cards he was handed was “like this,” making a big C-shape with his index finger and thumb. Why the change? Read More

  • Foursquare Has Been Trying (And Failing) To Trademark "Check-In"

    Foursquare Has Been Trying (And Failing) To Trademark "Check-In"

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a hotter term in technology right now than “check-in.” Following Facebook’s entry into the location space with Places, it will soon be a term that hundreds of million of web users know well. But millions already do know it well thanks to Foursquare. While it seems likely that they weren’t the first to use it, they are the ones that… Read More

  • Check.in Checks Out Of Closed Beta And Into Your HTML5-Compatible Device

    Back in March, I wrote about the problem of check-in fatigue. That is, with so many location-based check-in services now out there, it’s exhausting to open each one every time to check-in to the same place across multiple networks. The solution, for now at least, is Check.in. And it’s ready to open to everyone tonight. Check.in is an HTML5 web app made by Brightkite that allows you… Read More

  • Check.in Is A Potentially Brilliant Remedy For Check-In Fatigue

    Last week, I wrote about check-in fatigue. While there is a lot of excitement right now surrounding location-based apps, and particularly the ones where you “check-in” places, trying to use all of them can be exhausting, as I found out at SXSW. So what’s the solution? Do you just pick one and stick with it? You could, but there’s no guarantee that all of your friends… Read More