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Foursquare adds “Like” feature to check-ins for users outside of friend zone

Foursquare adds “Like” feature to check-ins for users outside of friend zone

Foursquare rolled out a minor new feature today that lets your Facebook or Twitter friends "like" your Foursquare check-ins even if they're not connected as your friend on Foursquare. For now on, when you share your Foursquare check-ins with friends on Twitter or Facebook who are also on Foursquare, they'll be able to like it, regardless of friend status on Foursquare.

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Foursquare makes Privacy tweaks, wary of Instagram-style backlash

Foursquare makes Privacy tweaks, wary of Instagram-style backlash

Foursquare has announced changes to its privacy policy, displaying users whole names and giving businesses more customer data by default, though the check-in service is keen to point out that extra privacy can be restored with a few settings tweaks. Announced in an email to registered users over the weekend, the tweaks come alongside an amended Privacy 101 document that attempts to reduce confusion of the sort that gave Instagram such headaches earlier this month.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 27, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone! Today a collection of BlackBerry 10 slides outed video chat and screen sharing through BBM, and we learned that smartphone and tablet activations rose to huge numbers of Christmas day earlier this week. There's a new survey from Pew and NPD that suggests tablets are beginning to replace eReaders and print, while we heard that Apple might be thinking about producing the Mac Mini here in the US.

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Foursquare and NASA launch new Curiosity Explorer badge

Foursquare and NASA launch new Curiosity Explorer badge

If you're familiar with Foursquare then you know all about the "badges" that the service awards its users for checking into specific types of places multiple times. This time around, though, NASA and Foursquare have teamed up and launched a Curiosity rover-themed badge that users can earn for checking into science-related places frequently.

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Foursquare adds recommendations from Facebook friends

Foursquare adds recommendations from Facebook friends

Foursquare has boosted Facebook integration in its mobile apps, adding friend recommendations to the Explore section so as to promote venues, locations, and other check-in possibilities based on individual feedback. The update pulls in more Facebook data when friends check-in through the Foursquare apps, including showing tips and public photos.

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Apple tipped in Foursquare talks for Maps local integration

Apple tipped in Foursquare talks for Maps local integration

Apple and Foursquare have held preliminary discussions to see location data from the social-sharing service embedded into Apple Maps, sources claim, as part of a push to increase their competitiveness with Google Maps. The talks took place in recent weeks and involved Maps chief Eddy Cue, the WSJ reports, and were part of a more expansive move by Apple to increase third-party data integration in its home-grown mapping software.

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Instagram for iOS updates with new camera, new filter, and Foursquare integration

Instagram for iOS updates with new camera, new filter, and Foursquare integration

Instagram has had a tough past few days with the whole Twitter debacle, but they're attempting to bounce back thanks to a new update for its iOS app. The update comes with an updated camera interface, as well as a brand-new filter that you can play around with. Plus, it also comes with Foursquare integration for those that love to check-in to places and share it with their friends.

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Foursquare’s iOS app gets revamped check-in screen

Foursquare’s iOS app gets revamped check-in screen

In early November, Foursquare added the ability for iOS users to mention friends who don't have an account with the social network, as well as a host of other features, including check-in location ranking. Now the company has pushed out another update for its iOS app - a revamped check-in screen and highlights. This brings the version number up to 5.3.5.

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Foursquare iOS update lets you mention friends not on the service

Foursquare iOS update lets you mention friends not on the service

Back in late September, we mentioned that the iOS app for Foursquare had been updated with some new personalization features. Foursquare also added an update giving the ability to rank places you visit on a scale of 1 to 10. That number ranking will appear next to the name of the place when people check in.

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NASA Curiosity Rover checks in using foursquare

NASA Curiosity Rover checks in using foursquare

I think most everyone is familiar with foursquare. This is a service that lets you check in to show people where you are or where you've been. The more check-ins you make at a specific place, the closer you come the being the mayor of whatever that specific place is. Curiosity is one-step closer to being the mayor of Mars.

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Foursquare for iOS updates with more personalization options

Foursquare for iOS updates with more personalization options

If you enjoy checking in at different places while you're out, you probably use Foursquare fairly religiously. They've been been on a roll lately, introducing a ton of cool new features for their mobile apps. Yesterday, they updated their iOS app to support the iPhone 5 and iOS 6. On top of that, users now get more personalization options and a more tailored search experience.

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Not all Foursquare updates are created equal: Paid ads added

Not all Foursquare updates are created equal: Paid ads added

Foursquare has launched a new Promoted Updates pilot scheme, offering businesses the chance to boost their listings to the top of the page if they grease the algorithm with a little cash. Building on the existing Local Updates system, which allowed businesses to post their own status updates, Promoted Updates will be found in the Explore section of the Foursquare app, and the company says will benefit from the same personalized recommendations as regular updates.

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