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Foursquare update adds business hours of operation

Foursquare update adds business hours of operation

In a new update to the social location sharing service Foursquare, the platform is now showing the operating hours of local businesses and restaurants to users. But since it's Foursquare, it doesn't want to just provide a bland list of business hours. It also includes hours where special deals, like Happy Hour, are in effect. In other words, it's now kind of like Foursquare plus Yelp.

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Wallit is like Foursquare with chat

Wallit is like Foursquare with chat

Wallit is an ambitious little app. It wants to be part Foursquare, part Facebook, part instant messaging, and part augmented reality. The final product is something that is genuinely unique in its own right. The app, which launched for the iPhone and iPad today, lets users create posts on a "Wall" of a stadium or other location, but only if those users are at said location.

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Foursquare moves to MapBox Streets from Google Maps

Foursquare moves to MapBox Streets from Google Maps

If you're a user of foursquare and have logged in since yesterday, you probably noticed the maps look a little different. If you haven't used the service in a few days, the maps are now different along with some of the buttons. Foursquare has started using OpenStreetMap based data rather than the maps used previously. The change isn't that big of a deal, and all functionalities are the same.

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Foursquare shows us where people watched the Super Bowl

Foursquare shows us where people watched the Super Bowl

Yesterday, as all Super Bowls are, was a massive celebration of American tradition and an event that brought millions of people together. So you know what that means - it's time to analyze all the different possible social media channels that were impacted. We already know it was a record-setting day on Twitter, and now here's a look at where people checked in all around the country to various Super Bowl events.

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Foursquare adds new Save to Foursquare and Follow buttons

Foursquare adds new Save to Foursquare and Follow buttons

When it comes to social networking most all of the big sites have special buttons that make it easy for you to share content you find with friends on the network. Facebook has the Like button, Google+ has the +1 button, and Foursquare is now getting a couple new buttons of its own. Foursquare now has a save to Foursquare button and a follow button that are being rolled out.

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Foursquare App For Windows Phone 7 Unleashed Today

Foursquare App For Windows Phone 7 Unleashed Today

Foursquare released a new version today of its popular "check-in" app that's been completely revamped for the Windows Phone 7 platform. The company had previously released an early version for the platform that subsequently got pulled from the Marketplace because of lacking features and poor overall user experience.

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Amazon Cloud Failure Knocked Out Foursquare, Quora, and Reddit

Amazon Cloud Failure Knocked Out Foursquare, Quora, and Reddit

Amazon's cloud hosting service experienced technical errors that caused several major websites to go down earlier today. The Amazon Elastic Cloud Computing service is one of the leading providers in cloud computing, hosting several of the major social websites including Foursquare, Quora, and Reddit. The crash last night that took down several of these sites has raised concerns once again about the reliance and reliability of operating from the cloud.

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Did Apple ditch Facebook integration to pursue MobileMe with FourSquare?

Did Apple ditch Facebook integration to pursue MobileMe with FourSquare?

I am going to swing the cat a bit on this one. The other day we posted up a video of a white iPhone 4 that had surfaced that showed some interesting ties into Facebook that never came to iOS 4. We wondered at the time if perhaps what we were seeing was a glimpse at iOS 5. At the same time, what we many have been looking at in that video was Facebook integration that Apple had planned and then backed away from.

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Foursquare Testing NFC, Adds Merchant Rewards

Foursquare Testing NFC, Adds Merchant Rewards

The Foursquare mobile check-in service has just launched v3.0 of its mobile app, the biggest update the company has ever launched. Foursquare employees have been working around the clock to finish the update in time for SXSW, in what co-founder Dennis Crowley calls Foursquare’s “shock and awe” campaign. The company is focusing on the potential of near field communication in this new update. Below, you can see the Foursquare team up past midnight, celebrating as the update launched. Read on past the cut for more details.

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Foursquare 3.0 Adds Explore, Revamped Leaderboard, And New Deals

Foursquare 3.0 Adds Explore, Revamped Leaderboard, And New Deals

Foursquare has just revealed details on its revamped 3.0 version due out late tonight. The popular location-based app allows people to share information on the places they've been via check-ins and encourages them to do so by turning it into a game of attaining badges and titles based on frequency of check-ins. The updated version adds several new new features including check-in recommendations, revamped leaderboard, and new deals for businesses.

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