Foursquare merges with Factual

Foursquare, the 10-year-old location platform based in New York City, has today announced its plan to merge with Factual. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The merged company will keep the Fou

‘A perfect storm for first time managers,’ say VCs with their own shops

Until very recently, it had begun to seem like anyone with a thick enough checkbook and some key contacts in the startup world could not only fund companies as an angel investor but even put himself o

Dozens of popular iPhone apps caught sending user location data to monetization firms

A group of security researchers say dozens of popular iPhone apps are quietly sharing the location data of “tens of millions of mobile devices” with third-party data monetization firms. Al

Location data platform Factual raises $42M

Factual announced this morning that it has raised $42 million in new funding. The company launched in 2009 and now provides location data to customers like Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsof

Factual expands its location-based ad tools

Factual announced this morning that it's expanding its Geopulse ad-targeting suite, with new products designed to help advertisers measure whether their campaigns drive in-store visits, and to give

Snapchat’s Foursquare and Factual partnerships double geofilter usage

Borrowed location databases are paying off big time for Snapchat. They allow users to turn any nearby landmark or business into a stylized geofilter that they can overlay on their photos and videos. B

Expect Labs Teams Up With Factual To Bring Better Location Data To Its Anticipatory Computing Engine

Expect Labs has been on a bit of a tear lately — within the past six months the San Francisco-based startup showed off its fan-favorite app at Disrupt SF 2012,<a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/10

Factual Place Rank Wants To Make Location Data More Relevant

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.factual.com/">Factual</a> is a company that provides open data sets for developers, most notably its location data sets and APIs. The company just announced that it

SimpleGeo Outsources Its Places Database To Factual

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/simplegeo-places.jpg"> In the quest for a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/04/17/open-database-places/">unified database of places</a>,

With $4 Million From Comcast, Fwix Launches Its Own Open Places Databases

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/fwix.png"> With a fresh infusion of $4 million from Comcast Interactive Capital, which it raised recently in a series B financing (with previ

Big Data Needs To Think Bigger

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/big-data-facebok-map.jpg" alt="" /> Spend enough time in Silicon Valley, and of all the buzz words you’ll hear neatly tucked in with “g

Twitter Will Shut Off GeoAPI To Developers

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/geoapi.jpg"> When Twitter <a href="http://blog.twitter.com/2009/12/mixing-it-up-at-795-folsom-st.html">bought Mixer Labs</a> in December, 2

Hyperpublic Wants To "Structure The Data In Your Local World"

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/hyperpublic-pinpoint1.jpg"/> One of my big <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/01/02/seven-technologies-that-will-rock-2011/">predictions fo

Andreesen Horowitz And Index Lead $25 Million Round For Big Data Startup Factual

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/factual-logo.png"> <a href="http://www.factual.com/">Factual</a>, the open database company, closed a $25 million series A financing, led by

Factual Turns On Tools To Visualize Its Big Data

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/factual-hiking.jpg"> <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/03/16/big-data-freedom/">Big Data</a> is great for geeks, but most normal people do

Factual Raises $1 Million Seed Round From Andreessen Horowitz, Idealab, And Angels

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/factual-logo.png" width="166" height="45" /> If you co-founded the company that became Google AdSense, as <a href="http://www.crunchbase.co

Factual: Applied Semantics Co-Founder Launches A Repository For Open Data

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/factual-logo.png" width="166" height="45" /> Gil Elbaz wants people to make lots of spreadsheet tables filled with fun and important facts