1. Articles in category: Foursquare

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    1. Foursquare Doesn't Want to Be Just 'That Check-In App' Anymore

      Foursquare Doesn't Want to Be Just 'That Check-In App' Anymore

      Nina Zipkin BY Nina Zipkin | May 2, 2014| 0 Comments |

      If you’re the "mayor" of your favorite coffee shop on Foursquare, you may not be able to hold on to that title for much longer. At least not on Foursquare's main app.

      The location-based social networking service announced this week that it is revamping its flagship app while spinning off its defining "check in" feature into a new app called Swarm.

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    2. A Friendly, Approachable Health Insurance Company? Yes, It Exists

      A Friendly, Approachable Health Insurance Company? Yes, It Exists

      Oscar promises to be the insurance company you always wanted, but could never find. That is, if it can overcome all the hurdles that keep traditional insurers tangled up in red tape.

      "This is not Tumblr. This is not Spotify. This is not Square. This is a really complicated business," says Josh Kushner of his new startup Oscar. "It's a real business."

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    3. Social Media: Keeping Up With the Competition

      Social Media: Keeping Up With the Competition

      You want to keep tabs on your competitors’ social media activity, but staying on top of your own online initiatives and overall presence is already a time-consuming chore. How can you possibly manage to do both? By using an inexpensive tracking tool like Mention, Quintly, or Perch.

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    4. Foursquare's Turnaround: Will Microsoft's $15 Million Investment Seal the Deal?

      Foursquare's Turnaround: Will Microsoft's $15 Million Investment Seal the Deal?

      A new cash infusion and a strategic partnership with Microsoft may mean that Dennis Crowley's big Foursquare pivot is paying off.

      In the tech world, which is rife with cutthroat competition and backstabbing, it's a relief to see companies playing nice once in a while.

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    5. Foursquare's Future Depends on These Futuristic Ads

      Foursquare's Future Depends on These Futuristic Ads

      Foursquare is banking on ads that will pop up instantly when you're near stores. But it's not the only company planning to make money by tracking your every move.

      The future is here in the world of advertising. Well, almost.

      In a new interview with Wired, Foursquare's senior brand partner Brian Williamson told Wired's Ryan Tate that some time soon, Foursquare users may get paid ads pushed to their phones based on their locations.

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    6. Checking In With Foursquare, SMB Style

      Checking In With Foursquare, SMB Style

      We're not just checking in to hotels anymore. In fact, now, no matter where you are, you can “check in” and let your friends know what you're up to. Foursquare describes itself as the “app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are ...

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    7. Who Can You Trust in a Digital World? | From Digital Signatures to Encrypted Calls

      Is your personal information safe online? Find out how to be safer with technologies from digital signatures to encrypted phone calls. 

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      Who Can You Trust in a Digital World?

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    8. A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare

      A (Modest) Defense of Foursquare
      One of Silicon Alley's staples is in the media doghouse. Here's what we shouldn't forget about the check-in pioneer as it grows up. Foursquare is four years old. It's no dinosaur, but as a village elder of New York's tech start-up scene, it's been the subject of plenty of scrutiny lately--well, pretty much ever since it took $41 million in debt financing this spring. Alyson Shontell at Business Insider wrote Wednesday that morale is low at Foursquare and that employees are looking for other options, based on interviews with unnamed sources "both in and around the company." The piece points to the $1.1 billion sale of Tumblr--Silicon Alley's other grown-up-ish Silicon Alley social-media start-up--as one point of envy for Foursquare employees. Another factor these sources claim is engendering discontent is founder Dennis Crowley's attempt to achieve work-life balance by getting away ...
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