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Imagine a world where you sit at your computer and you never go outside. Where you never see another human being. This is the world that sites like Google and Facebook want you to live in.
Overview foursquare is a simply a ton of fun. Built by ex-Googlers, they merge the idea of telling your friends where you are with winning badges and even, in cases, real world things like free drinks. foursquare to-date is a purely mobile experience and why should it be limited to just that. now enables you to check-in from any computer using IP and wifi based location services. This means that you can enjoy the pleasures of foursquare even if you don't yet have an iPhone, Blackberry or Android phone.
Up until now, Foursquare , the hot location-based service, has only let a handful of developers play around with its API. Starting today, the company is formally unveiling it , hoping that a robust app community will form around their data.
Ever wanted to see where your city’s highest concentration of frisky, mature Cougars was located? How about a list of locations in town that offer free meals when it’s your birthday? Two ex-Googlers have quietly launched a site called TownMe that’s looking to answer these questions and more.
Location, location, location. With the growing ubiquity of GPS-equipped phones, there is a virtual land rush going on right now to put geolocation capabilities in every mobile app. Today, Mixer Labs, the folks behind TownMe , introduced the GeoAPI , aimed at developers who want to add geolocation features to their apps in a plug-and-play fashion.
Geolocation is one of the big current trends in social networks and mobile applications. And why not? Being able to find out what's going on around you and what your friends are doing nearby is pretty awesome. It's one of the reason apps and services like Foursquare are gaining traction.
Foursquare has a piddlingly small user base.
Twitter just closed a massive funding round that reportedly has given it a billion-dollar valuation. Meanwhile, co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey is making investments of his own: he's one of the undisclosed angel investors in geolocation start-up Foursquare , quite a few sources have told CNET News. News of the New York-based Foursquare's venture round, led by Union Square Ventures , leaked earlier this month via an SEC filing.
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Foursquare is the mobile social game that you play by checking in at various locales while out and about. The location-based application has managed to strip the fat out of other location-aware mobile ideas, find just the right formula for encouraging check-ins, and hit at the right time. Now, they're sitting pretty with funding and a trajectory that resembles Twitter's rise to glory . Foursquare, however, isn't wasting any time on monetizing and has just beat Twitter to the business services market. Today marks the launch of their beta advertising platform — Foursquare for Businesses — designed to provide retailers with an opportunity to highlight specials to Foursquare users who check-in nearby and get data based on the location-based campaigns.
One of the three main topic areas of the Final BlogPotomac this October 23 is the evolving mobile web. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing with Valeria Maltoni , and the uber hot GPS based social FourSquare came up .
UPDATE: Whoa guys! Servers are melting from all the excitement. We’ll be rolling out the new 2.0 features over the coming days. All clear!
What do startups strapped for cash — and time — do when they want to expand their brand into new places? In the case of Foursquare , they're letting their users do it for them. The location-based messaging service, begun by Naveen Selvadurai and Dennis Crowley in New York City, has been getting a lot of positive press lately . (I've written previously about the company here .) But keeping up with all of that attention is a different story.
The Web was supposed to disintermediate business, replacing corruptible middlemen with accurate information fed directly to consumers.
Last month, we wrote about Foursquare’s potential from a business perspective thanks to its location data.