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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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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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SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 9, 2012

SlashGear Weekly Wrap-Up: June 9, 2012

Happy Saturday, everyone. Are you enjoying your weekend? Would you like to spice it up with a bundle of this week's top technology stories? Then what a coincidence - that's exactly what we have for you. First up, a social network that is playing damage control – LinkedIn hack update includes no unauthorized access. Moving on from there, another corporate firestorm – Oracle ordered to pay Google’s legal fees. And if you have any interest in Google TV, check out – Android 4.0 Google TV gets AirPlay-like movie streaming.

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Foursquare 5.0 Review for iOS and Android

Foursquare 5.0 Review for iOS and Android

This week the folks at Foursquare have decided to take all of the fabulous data they've been collecting from you and yours for the past several year and smash it into a lovely new version of their mobile application for iOS and Android. While you've seen this application before, and indeed you've been checking in for months if not years here in basically what appears at first to be the same environment, you're actually in a brand new world. Here is Foursquare 5.0 and there goes your decision-making out the door - so to speak.

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Foursquare revamps iOS app with focus on discovery

Foursquare revamps iOS app with focus on discovery

Foursquare has been planning an overhaul of its mobile apps for a while now, and the company released the refreshed iOS app today with a much simpler user interface. The company is also trying to shift into new territory. Rather than being just an app that lets users check into different venues, the company wants users to be able to discover those places too without heavy reliance on additional services.

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Yelp reports positive quarterly earnings

Yelp reports positive quarterly earnings

Social restaurant reviewing site Yelp is on the rise. The website posted $31 million in revenue during the most recent quarter, a notable increase from the previous quarter. The social site managed to jump out in front of other social platforms even though Facebook is launching its initial public offering and other social companies are being scooped up by larger companies. It's a good sign for Yelp.

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Blackberry Foursquare app gets NFC support

Blackberry Foursquare app gets NFC support

Here's something we don't get to say very often - the Blackberry version of a popular social app is trailblazing the way for new technology. Yes, the Foursquare app on Research in Motion's dying smartphone platform has just been updated, bringing with it support for a whole portfolio of Near Field Communication (NFC) features. This widely expands NFC Foursquare functionality, which is currently only available to Android Ice Cream Sandwich phones.

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Facebook and Foursquare data powers ‘Girls Around Me’ app

Facebook and Foursquare data powers ‘Girls Around Me’ app

The developers behind the location data-reliant iPhone application "Girls Around Me" has fallen under fire this week for their usage of Facebook and Foursquare without permission. What this developer, i-Free, maintains is that their usage of Foursquare and Facebook data to locate females surrounding the GPS location of the user was a "serious misunderstanding." Facebook and Foursquare legal teams do not agree, and the app has been removed from the market temporarily while i-Free works out the details.

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