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Poll: What’s The Hottest Startup at SXSW 2011?

By | Mar 17, 2011 at 6:58 pm

In the past, South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) has been a place where startups launch and make a big splash. In 2007 and 2008, Twitter was the buzz. The last two years, both Gowalla and Foursquare grabbed people’s real-time check-in attention. This year at…

Location Based Services


Make Your Loyalty Programs Social with SNAP

By | Mar 16, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Bring your loyalty program into the 21st Century with New York-based startup SNAP.  Their service enables brands to integrate gift and loyalty programs with social networks and reward customers for their in-store purchase activity and social network sharing. SNAP, which stands for the Social…



Ascentium Debuts Hit It or Quit It App For SXSW

By | Mar 8, 2011 at 1:53 pm

Heading to SXSW? If you want the real scoop on all the various sessions and happenings at SXSW Interactive, take a look at the new mobile web application Hit It or Quit It from Ascentium. You know the routine. You’re scrolling through the event…


Super Bowl Tech Prep 2011: What to Look for Before, During and After Sunday’s Big Football Game

By | Feb 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

As we head into the big game weekend, charge up your device du jour and get ready. The media frenzy is about to start, and here are a few companies ready for the Super Bowl action. Foursquare, which on every other day requires users…



Foursquare Shares 2010 Check-in Map; Grew 3400% To 6 Million Users

By | Jan 24, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Foursquare shared some data today as they reflected on 2010. According to their recent blog post which included a nice infographic, Foursquare grew 3400 percent in 2010. They also had their 6,000,000th user sign up last week. Here is a snapshot of some of the…


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Qualcomm Dives Into Social Geo-Location with Neer Mobile App

By | Jan 5, 2011 at 5:32 pm

With the prevalence of social geo-location apps the world has become a lot more open to sharing its location with the rest of the world. It’s fun to check-in on some of the popular sites like Foursquare and Gowalla, as badges and other goodies…

Gear & Gadgets

Embracing Social Media Technologies In Kauai

By | Dec 29, 2010 at 6:40 pm

In true digital nomadic fashion, I spent the last month on the road with stops in San Diego, where we hosted our final Tech Cocktail mixer event of the year, and then in Kauai for a “work-cation”, which is defined as a trip where…


Foursquare’s Holiday Gift to You

By | Dec 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

Mobile geolocation service Foursquare has announced new functionality – the ability to post both photos and comment via the application. Foursquare members, which the company says now top 5 million, can now post comments on their friends’ “check-ins,” as well as attach photos to…


Gap Features The Entrepreneurs Behind Foursquare and Supports Charity

By | Nov 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm

With the holiday season nearly upon us Gap is launching its Holiday campaign called “Want”- which includes a series of videos featuring Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai the co-founders of the popular location based service, Foursquare. The videos answer the question-if you could give…


Foursquare Rolls Our Mayorship Rules and Controls

By | Nov 3, 2010 at 1:55 pm

So you’re the mayor on Foursquare huh? Now that may actually have some kind of real value as Foursquare has solidified the rules. From Location based social network Foursquare has quietly added a new feature that allows venue owners to revoke the mayorship…

Gear & Gadgets

Foursquare iVOTED Badge Takes On Stickers; Encourages Voting

By | Nov 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Today is election day and as proud American citizens we can all head to the ballots to express our right to vote. To help motivate those who might be socially, geo-locally motivated, Foursquare has teamed with DC-based JESS3 to create a new site to…

Gear & Gadgets

Social Geo-Location Goes To Space with NASA

By | Oct 23, 2010 at 2:04 am

Are you fascinated with space and technology? I am. It was only a matter of time before the paths of social technology and space crossed – now social geo-location has gone to space. Last week, NASA teamed up with Gowalla to create some virtual…

Social Media


SCVNGR Now Rewards Your Efforts

By | Jul 30, 2010 at 12:48 am

Many of us have been on the location based app bandwagon for a while now. We use apps like Foursquare, Gowalla, and Brightkite to check in at the places we visit in order to gain badges and some online notoriety. We track where we…



Creative Advice for Foursquare

By | Jul 20, 2010 at 12:13 am

As a creative agency founder and an entrepreneur I wanted to share my thoughts on how Foursquare will work in the future. It started as a rant about how to improve Foursquare, moved to IM, email, Twitter and Facebook discussions with friends and colleagues,…



Study: Virtual Goods Drive Real World Results

By | Jul 19, 2010 at 4:22 pm

How many times have you bought a friend a virtual cupcake on Facebook or some other social networking site? With the rise of such virtual goods environments, thanks to Zynga, Facebook and Foursquare among others, and brands trying to leverage them for their own…


The Future of Foursquare: Value or Novelty?

By | May 26, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Is it a revolution in location based social media, or the latest fad destined to fizzle out? Any seasoned Foursquare user is familiar with the ebb and flow in interest with the application’s use.  After initially registering for an account, the excitement that comes along…

Tech Cocktail TV


Interview with Dennis Crowley of Foursquare

By | May 21, 2010 at 10:05 am

In this episode, Tim Jahn is chatting with Dennis Crowley, CEO of foursquare, a New York based startup that builds mobile products that help make cities easier to use and the world more interesting to explore. I caught up with Dennis at the Big…