Posts Tagged ‘Foursquare’

Matchbook’s Intent-Based Advertising Wins $250K In Seed Funding

New York City startup Matchbook, launched last summer, has recently raised $250,000 in seed funding from Quotidian Ventures as well as from Percolate, Mashape, Nestio and Rick Webb, a Foursquare investor and co-founder of the Barbarian Group. As of this writing, Matchbook is only available in the App Store but will soon be released to [...]

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Startups Finally Moving To Respectable Office Spaces

Since 2011 proved to be an incredible year of growth in the tech scene, it comes as no surprise that a huge migration is ongoing among once fledgling companies. In the span of a single week, reports have confirmed that both Foursquare and Zaarly have laid plans for moving. In fact, the latter has an [...]

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Foursquare Founder Keeps It Humble

As Dennis Crowley puts it: People pat me on the back all the time and tell me how great I’m doing. It’s true we’ve made something people like. But we’re on the 20 yard line with a long way to go. So the congratulations are a little premature. Turns out him and Fred Wilson were [...]

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NY Tech Darlings Foursquare Moving To New Office

If you want to know where the hottest startups are, meaning those lucky few awash in so much funding, look no farther than 568 Broadway. That’s where Foursquare is moving after its extended stay at the East Village’s 6 Cooper shared space it shared with like-minded tenants. Turns out trail blazing medical mavericks ZocDoc are [...]

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Foursquare Celebrates Its One Billionth Checkin

Every time Foursquare used to be featured here at NY Tech Blog, it always seemed run of the mill. As one of the few heavily publicized tech companies in the Big Apple (emphasis on ‘heavily publicized’), it’s not surprising that Foursquare news would circulate every other week. But hold on a minute, because a historic [...]

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Foursquare Outs Check Ins For Events Feature

It means that whenever you walk into a movie or a concert venue you can just as easily check in. This latest Foursquare reveal went live on Thursday and so far, it’s expected to make the Foursquare experience even more comprehensive. Turns out Foursquare already tested this latest during SXSW, to broad acclaim and general [...]

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Will Foursquare Be Facing Privacy Issues?

This is an interesting question Erik Sherman explores in a recent article. The whole point of the potential issue is the Foursquare Merchant Platform could lead to user tracking. That means finding out where users are and their habits, thereby allowing targeted ads, targeted services. What’s at risk is ever hallowed anonymity, a state that’s [...]

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At Last! Groupon Deals Now Available In Foursquare

Cat’s out of the bag. Groupon and Foursquare have now made the alliance everyone’s been mumbling about. As of Friday, news broke that Groupon and the mobile only Groupon Now deals would be available to Foursquare users. Call it the crowning jewel of Foursquare’s recent coup, which is to secure distribution for various deals aggregators. [...]

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Foursquare News Of The Week: Targeted Deals

Targeted what? Think of this as Foursquare’s first step toward a historic alliance with Groupon. Thanks to new partnerships with Zozi, LivingSocial, Gilt City, At&T Interactive, and Buywithme, fresh new deals are available thru Foursquare on iPhones, Android, and Blackberry’s. The deals feature is limited though as it’s only available in North America, the U.K., [...]

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Foursquare Finally Goes Android

It’s called Notifications. A news stream that alerts the Android-phone wielding user about action on their profile and generally “keeps you posted when things happen.” The Notifications feature on Android marks quite an upset, since Foursquare have always rolled out new stuff on iPhones. But Apple loyalists and Blackberry faithful shouldn’t fret, as Notifications will [...]

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