Posts Tagged ‘Foursquare’

Foursquare Awash With Lots Of Beautiful Money

In a highly secretive funding round of unprecedented proportion, Foursquare was just endowed with enough dough to grow itself. The whole amount is a healthy $50 million, the sum being poured onto strategic areas that allows the check ins champion to be more competitive at grabbing new users. On top of this singular achievement, its [...]

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Foursquare To Embark On New User Expanding Strategy

Okay, so Foursquare are the poster boys (and girls) of the tech scene. Mayor Bloomberg even gave them an award during Internet Week. They’re also snagging a million users a month with no signs of slowing down. But the awful truth is they’re nowhere near as big as the ‘established’ giants Facebook and Twitter. Sure, [...]

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Foursquare Bags 2011 Made In NY Award

New York’s most recognizable contribution to the tech landscape to date just got a new nice looking feather planted on its cap. Or rather, an award from Mayor Bloomberg himself. Here’s a good chunk of the tech conscious forward-looking mayor’s introductory address for the occasion: “New York City is the entertainment capital of the world, [...]

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Is There A Foursquare-Groupon Alliance In the Works?

It’s true; at least according to the unverified sources who leaked the news. But don’t expect anything concrete or even a press release anytime soon. As far as Foursquare and Groupon are concerned, they’re still courting each other. Or in startup parlance, engaged in “partnership talks.” Aside from the excited speculation, both parties are keeping [...]

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The Trouble With Foursquare

This post runs against the grain of the generally positive rap Foursquare receives from NY Tech Blog. After all, Foursquare has quite a product in its hands that’s injecting new life into small everyday transactions. What’s the problem? Blame it on Adrianne Jeffries who made a very good point about how small Foursquare is compared [...]

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New York Public Library Debuts Its Own Foursquare Badge

Ah, Foursquare. It’s as if a week never goes by without the usual quota of interesting news the check in purveyor instigates. As its popularity grows at an astonishing pace, even the public sector is now locking arms with them to concoct a badge worthy adventure. This is the case with the New York Public [...]

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Foursquare Braces Itself For Epic Funding Round

Foursquare might be the unofficial ambassadors of the Big Apple tech scene, but whatever they’ve achieved so far is quite modest. Modest funding rounds, modestly sized userbase (compared to the reigning social new media giants), and a moderately sized staff even by Silicon Alley standards. All this is about to change thanks to a funding [...]

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Foursquare 3.0 Goes Live

With SXSW just around the corner Foursquare wasted no time launching #4sq3, which has a ton of new features that broadens the check-ins experience. For starters, there’s now an “Explore” tab allowing users to look for the choicest places to drop by. The leaderboard has also been overhauled so friends can view their other friends’ [...]

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Tech Journo Sarah Lacy: Alley Is Different From Valley

In their latest round of broadcasted conversation earlier this week, Paul Carr and Sarah Lacy (live from the rainy Big Apple via Skype) weighed in on what makes Silicon Alley special. Since Lacy was reporting from the ground, her views on the matter were more substantial thanks to first hand experience and a convenient book tour she [...]

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Foursquare Unleashes Special Super Bowl Check Ins

Just “shout” your team and automatically get a badge plus a 20% discount code for buying merch at the official NFL online store. In a rare partnership between the NFL and the popular check-ins site, Foursquare is offering its fast-growing user base a chance to partake in Super Bowl Sunday without actually being in the [...]

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