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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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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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High-Level SEO Summary

on December 14, 2011 | SEO | Comments (1)
High-Level SEO Summary

On this blog we often talk about SEO, and how social media and search engine optimisation can work together. In the past we have discussed several interesting SEO topics, such as: SEO Summary Social Media SEO SEO Principals 2011 Link Building Strategies We also have a fairly comprehensive SEO archive with more articles. Today we […]

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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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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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Facebook buys Gowalla

on December 4, 2011 | Facebook Gowalla | Comments (1)
Facebook buys Gowalla

It has been reported that Facebook has purchased Geo-loation mobile application, Gowalla. Gowalla has competed with Foursquare for several years and always been the smaller of the 2 location based social networks. Gowalla is based in Austin, Texas and has around 30 employees. It has been speculated these employees will move in Facebook’s mobile division […]

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Social Media Statistics Australia – October 2011

Social Media Statistics Australia - October 2011

Today is Halloween, October 31st! but its still that time of the month where we collate our monthly Social Media statistics for the most popular social media and networking sites in Australia. As per previous months, when compiling this report we look at actual users numbers if officially reported (Google released official stats on Google […]

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Facebook not proceeding with Group Buying?

on August 30, 2011 | Facebook | Comments (0)
Facebook not proceeding with Group Buying?

With Facebook’s huge global reach and launch of Facebook Deals, it has been anticipated that Facebook would roll out their own Group Buying platform. Instead of heading down the ‘deal a day’ route, similar to GroupOn, Living Social etc it looks like Facebook is aligning more to Geolocation services (think Foursqaure, Gowalla) whereby users can […]

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Foursquare raises another $50 million VC funding

Foursquare raises another $50 million VC funding

Geolocation Mobile App – Foursquare recently hit 10 million users worldwide and is signing deals with major companies who want to integrate with Foursquare on an almost weekly basis. Foursquare has now raised another $50 Million USD from tech venture capitalists; Andreessen-Horowitz, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Union Square Ventures, as well as Spark Capital. Rougly 1 […]

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