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Lors du lancement de Facebook Places en France , (et donc autant d’utilisateurs potentiels de Facebook Places)… Pourtant, nous avions vu à l’époque du lancement aux USA de ce même service que Foursquare avait alors connu un pic de visites sur son site. D’abord, d’un point de vue personnel, je trouve que Facebook Places a vite été abandonné (du moins par mes amis Facebook)… Souvenez-vous, au début on ne voyait que des « est à avec » En voyant le nombre de check-in par jour de mes amis Foursquare, j’ai du mal à croire que Facebook a piqué la mairie de Foursquare.
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When you think of the idea of “checking-in” at a venue in a mobile app, you likely think of Foursquare or Gowalla right now. The two gained significant momentum , funding , and users in the location space in 2009. But even with the growth, both services are still relatively small, neither much bigger than 200,000 users. That’s why much larger social networks like Facebook are perceived to be a potential risk to them. And one of those bigger networks has just entered the fray: Yelp . With the latest version of its iPhone app (version 4) which will be released today in the App Store, Yelp is introducing a bunch of new features.
Over the last six months just about all of my tech friends have started using Foursquare , a geolocation-based game that was built by the creators of Google-acquired Dodgeball. Some of them will literally pull out their phones as soon as they enter any restaurant, event or even TechCrunch HQ and check in just so they can be named ‘mayor’ of that establishment (whoever checks into any particular location the most times becomes mayor of that location). It’s fascinating and a bit bizarre to watch, and it clearly shows that Foursquare has tapped into something powerful. But all this time I’ve had a nagging feeling that Foursquare, at least in its current form, is not going to be the next Twitter , as some people have concluded. Because as good as Foursquare is at figuring out where and what your friends are up to, they can’t hope to compete with Facebook. That is, if Facebook does Geo right.
I was in New York this week, and as part of my visit, I decided to check-in (pun intended) with Foursquare co-founder Dennis Crowley. He showed off the company’s massive new office that is under construction inside the Village Voice building on Cooper Square in Manhattan. What’s gotten him most excited: small conference rooms where he can have private phone calls versus standing in the corridor trying to talk to partners. But a new office isn’t the only reason why these are happy days at Foursquare – it is also fresh off the money-gathering trail.
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