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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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Microsoft backs OpenStreetMap to compete with Google Maps

Microsoft backs OpenStreetMap to compete with Google Maps

Google Maps may be the dominant player in the mapping business still, but there's a rising star in an open-source competitor called OpenStreetMap that's been heavily backed by Microsoft. Due to the high fees of using Google Maps, some major services, including FourSquare and Apple's iPhoto app, have already defected to using OpenStreetMap instead.

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I Cheat at Foursquare

I Cheat at Foursquare

My name is Philip Berne, and I cheat at Foursquare. I’m unrepentant and I have no remorse for my behavior. I will not stop, even now that my secret is out. What are you going to do about it?

I check into places I have not been. Sometimes, those places are far away from where I’m sitting. Before I ever visited Good 2 Go Taco, I checked in there on Foursquare. I was more than 10 miles away at the time. I did it to needle my boss, who was mayor of the joint at the time. I was threatening to steal all of his mayorships from him, and I knew that Good 2 Go was his most prized mayoral possession.

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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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