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Friday Aug 29 | TwinCities

State Fairgoers eat up data, along with hot dogs and cheese curds

Minnesota's four biggest cell-phone carriers report that wireless-data use by smartphone-packing Fair attendees is up this year compared with data usage during the 2013 State Fair -- way, way up.


Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Watches, AT&T, Public Relations

Thu Aug 28, 2014

The Village Voice

Filmmaker Miranda July's New Somebody App Lets Your Intimate Messages ...

If Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Tumblr don't allow you to air quite enough of your private life, Miranda July's got the app for you.


Related Topix: Tumblr, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Village Voice

Westboro Baptist Church Will Also Picket Gawker, Buzzfeed, Foursquare, Basically Everybody Else

Last week, we told you that the Westboro Baptist Church, a merry band of noxious trolls with questionable ties to Jesus, is returning to New York to picket the New York Times , Facebook, the Huffington Post, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum.


Related Topix: BuzzFeed, Publishing, Media, New Times, Vantage Media, Television, MTV Networks, Paramount Pictures

Fri Aug 15, 2014


App Watch: Foursquare vamps up

We have re-imagined our design in a bold new way. Before we roll it out for everyone, we are giving select readers an opportunity to try out the new design.


Related Topix: iPod touch App, Yelp, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Twitter, Dining, Life, Food, Theater, Arts

Wed Aug 13, 2014


Swarm Lands On Windows Phone

Swarm is the breakaway app from Foursquare that now houses the beloved check-in.


Tue Aug 12, 2014


Foursquare, Kickstarter and other social media firms back Facebook in NYC dispute over user data

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Elwood, NY, East Northport, NY


Fly Or Die: The New Foursquare

The new Foursquare is aimed squarely at Yelp, looking to change the way we find restaurants and other things to do.


The Raw Story

The power of funny cats: BuzzFeed valued at more than three times The Washington Post

It is only eight years old and best-known for collating funny videos of cats and so-called "listicles" of trivia , but viral internet sensation BuzzFeed was on Monday valued at more than three times as much as The Washington Post, the venerable US newspaper whose exposure of the Watergate scandal brought down President Nixon.


Related Topix: BuzzFeed, The Washington Post Company, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon

Mon Aug 11, 2014


Parenthoods Debuts A Mobile Social Network Just For Moms And Dads

Becoming a parent is an amazing, life-changing experience, but it can also be one that's isolating and lonely - especially if your pre-baby social activities involved spur-of-the moment invites, happy hours, and nights out on the town.


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, University of Washington, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, iPhone, Social Software


New App Recap: August 11, 2014

This week's New App Recap has a clear focus on reinvention, as several apps in our lineup have been rebooted, refreshed, or otherwise reinvented with new versions that offer a fresh new look and feel.


Related Topix: Instagram, Facebook, iPod touch App, iPad App, FX Photo Studio, Twitter, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, iPhone

Customer Interaction Solutions

Foursquare, Kickstarter, Meetup, and Tumblr Seek to File Amicus Brief ...

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP moved for leave to file the brief Friday. A trial court in New York County denied Facebook's challenge to the search warrants and directed Facebook not to inform its users of the existence or execution of the warrants.


Related Topix: Social Software, Media, Tumblr, IT Services, Meetup, Criminal Defense Law, Law, New York County, NY

Thu Aug 07, 2014


Hertz Wins Top Travel Awards

Recognized for excellence in social media and innovations, Hertz received the award for Best Use of Foursquare after the company encouraged its customers to use the social platform by offering discounts to those who checked in at select Hertz airport locations.


Related Topix: Transportation, Hertz Global, Startups, Facebook


Disrupt Winner Vurb Raises $8 Million To Steal Mobile Search From Google

The conundrum of mobile is you either use one convenient app that is mediocre at doing many things, or you have to discover and hop between a flotilla of single-purpose apps.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Venture Capital, Internet, Science / Technology, Yelp


Foursquare Now Tracks Your Every Move

Foursquare relaunched its flagship app with a bevy of new features, personalization options -- and a setting that consistently tracks your location.


Business Journal

Fred Wilson performs 3-step post-mortem on the resurrected Foursquare

The UpTake: Being first to a market is usually a huge boon. But for Foursquare, capitalizing on geolocation has been tough.


Street Fight

Daily: Foursquare's New App, Facebook Ads Costlier for SMBs

Can Foursquare Crack Local Search? Foursquare has finally started to find itself.


Related Topix: Local Search, Publishing, Media, New Times, Small Business, Personal Finance, Graphic Design, Arts, Startups, Yelp

Wed Aug 06, 2014


Foursquare Releases Social Search-Centric Redesign

The network is now more focused on allowing users to tailor the network to their personal preferences, which, conveniently, opens new opportunities for brands.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Startups, Yelp, Marketing


This Is The New Foursquare

After five years of gamifying location-based sharing, Foursquare is today making its biggest change to date.


Related Topix: iPod touch App, Yelp, iPad App, iPhone and iPad App, iPhone App, Life, Food, Pizza


Foursquare reboots with a mission to destroy Yelp

NOTE: GrowthBeat -- VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event -- is going on now! We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing.


Related Topix: Marketing, Life, Food, Pizza

Tue Aug 05, 2014

Mobile Marketer

Mobile Minutes: app download battle, HBO, app design, Foursquare

It's no surprise sharing economy apps were downloaded the most in the U.S. in June for travel and transportation.



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