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Google+ will offer check-in specials, but compare with Foursquare? Really?

December 7, 2011


TechCrunch offers up an article entitled “Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming ‘Check-In Offers’ Feature,” and we have to admit we are entirely confused. First, the ability to check in on Google Places isn’t new. Okay, they are going to offer limited time specials with check-ins. We get it. However, this article is a […]

Phoenix eateries embrace Facebook, Twitter & Foursquare

February 18, 2011


There seems to be an explosion of eateries in the Phoenix area jumping on the social media bandwagon. According to, chefs and owners are realizing that virtual conversations are just as important as the face-to-face talks they have with guests in their establishments when they table hop. This is a great post giving real-life […]

Feedback Friday: Will Facebook’s Places win out?

February 18, 2011


It’s Friday so we are bringing back our Feedback Friday feature. We post a poll question related to one of this week’s topics. You tell us what you think. This week’s question relates to Tuesday’s post on whether Facebook’s new Places app will overtake other location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla. You tell us what […]

Facebook Places edging Foursquare and Gowalla

February 15, 2011


Facebook Places, a location-based service where Facebook users can check in to their current whereabouts, seems to be edging similar services such as Foursquare and Gowalla. While Foursquare went from 2 percent growth to 9 percent growth in the last year, it hasn’t grown in the last quarter. Furthermore, a recent survey of 8,000 U.S. […]

Foursquare’s special Superbowl checkin scores big

February 7, 2011


Foursquare allowed a special Superbowl checkin yesterday and hundreds of thousands of people took advantage of it. After kickoff, users could check in from anywhere to a blanket “Superbowl Sunday” location and if they shouted either “Go Packers!” or “Go Steelers!”, they received a special badge for that team. Thirty minutes after kickoff, the location […]

Foursquare on top of the world

January 20, 2011


David Newman, CEO of Carole Nash, arranged a stunt so that he could check in on Foursquare from the North Pole. He had to tether his Android phone and a satellite phone to make the trip and withstand -35 degree Celsius temperatures. Newman teamed up with Stickyeyes, a search specialists company, to perform the stunt, […]

Foursquare expands “Ambassador Program”

January 14, 2011


Earlier this week, Foursquare, the location-based social media network, unveiled an expansion of its “Ambassador Program.” The program allows users to sign up their favorite venues in the specials platform. Businesses have long been using Foursquare check-ins to promote specials for their patrons and mayors. (“Receive a free drink for your first check-in!”) The expansion […]