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Foursquare Removes Check-ins, Directs Users To New Swarm App

on July 28, 2014 | Foursquare | Comments (0)
Foursquare Removes Check-ins, Directs Users To New Swarm App

Lately there has been a lot of changes going on at Foursquare, as we see the company pivot into a new direction with their geo-location services and check-in features. Users will no longer be able to ‘check-in’ on the Foursquare app, they are instead directed to download the new app called Swarm which offers similar […]

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Foursquare Shows Us What 500 Million Check-ins Look Like, Australian Usage Still Significant

on January 24, 2013 | General | Comments (0)
Foursquare Shows Us What 500 Million Check-ins Look Like, Australian Usage Still Significant

Over the last 3 months, Foursquare users have checked in 500 million times all around the world. The team at Foursquare have put together this neat infographic showing a world map with the check-ins, giving us an interesting visual on where the service is most used. Lets look at Australia: We can see users are […]

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Gowalla officially shut down

on March 12, 2012 | Gowalla | Comments (0)
Gowalla officially shut down

Mobile geo-location app, Gowalla has now official shut down. We reported sometime ago that Facebook purchased Gowalla - mainly as a talent purchase. Gowalla staff members and CEO Josh Williams have been busy working on the new Facebook Places API. You can see the blog post from Facebook here, which goes on to explain that the API […]

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Facebook Mobile Advertising

on February 17, 2012 | Facebook | Comments (3)
Facebook Mobile Advertising

Many people have said that Facebook missed out on Mobile Advertising and harnessing the power of their mobile users. According to their SEC filing, Facebook has 425 million active monthly mobile users. Do remember Facebook Deals and Facebook Places? We wrote previously about Facebook Deals coming to Australia but only a handful of large companies […]

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Foursquare Statistics – December 2011

on December 9, 2011 | Foursquare | Comments (0)
Foursquare Statistics - December 2011

Dennis Crowley, Foursquare Co-Founder and CEO has just released some interesting statistics about their geo-location mobile app. Stats include: 4 million check-ins per day 30 million venues world-wide 600,000 merchants using the business tools/ offers products 170,000,000 (170 million) API calls per day You can watch the full interview with Tech Blogger Robert Scoble at […]

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Gowalla to Shut Down Shortly

on December 6, 2011 | Gowalla | Comments (1)
Gowalla to Shut Down Shortly

We reported on the weekend that Facebook has purchased Gowalla. This move was a strategic talent purchase, Facebook is not actually interested in the Gowalla product as a whole – Facebook just want the highly talented team of staff. Gowalla has reported that the service will be winding down in January 2012 and users will […]

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Foursquare reaches 15 Million Users

on December 6, 2011 | Foursquare | Comments (1)
Foursquare reaches 15 Million Users

Foursquare has released some new stats, the geo-location service now has 15 million users – half of which are in the USA, the other half international users. In the last year Foursquare has gained 10 million new members. Growth in the US is strong, but in Australia I must admit I’m losing interest. Facebook places […]

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Social Media Statistics Australia – November 2011

on November 30, 2011 | Australia | Comments (3)
Social Media Statistics Australia - November 2011

It’s the last day of the month and time for us to report our monthly social media statistics for Australia. As per previous stats, when compiling these figures we look at actual user numbers if officially reported (or by a reputable source ) – otherwise we look at the number of Unique Australian Visitors Per […]

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4sqwifi iPhone App gets you Free Wifi

on November 24, 2011 | Foursquare Wifi | Comments (0)
4sqwifi iPhone App gets you Free Wifi

A new social mobile network is upon up. Yes a new one. Built on the Foursquare API, 4sqwifi is an iPhone app that lets you share Wifi Hotspots and their passwords with any member of the public. This is particularly useful if you are visiting a new city and need free Wifi access. What I […]

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New Foursquare Badges

on November 15, 2011 | Foursquare | Comments (0)
New Foursquare Badges

Foursquare is revamping their badge system over the next couple of weeks. Specifically there will be 24 new badges across a number of categories and the implementation of “levels”. Showing how active you are amongst a particular category, eg coffee stores, pubs, art galleries, shopping centres etc. The way these new badges work is as […]

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