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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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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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