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Foursquare for Business iOS App Launches


Foursquare, a location based social network that predates many other location apps including Facebook’s check-in feature, has up until now been focused on offering services to customers of establishments. Now, Foursquare, scrambling  to monetize, has released a new iOS app that puts emphasis on the business owner. The new app, Foursquare for Business, is an app that gives…

Foursquare for BlackBerry updated with Lists


The Foursquare check-in app for BlackBerry has been updated to version 3.5 to include Lists. Foursquare introduced these awhile back on Android as a way for you to organize a series of spots surrounding a particular theme. This is good for when you’re getting your tourism on, but also a good way to organize and…

Gowalla confirms Facebook buy, service going away


After reports leaked out last week that Facebook was buying Gowalla, the Gowalla team confirmed the news in a blog post today. The Gowalla service will be going away but Facebook won’t be getting that data. Gowalla started as something of a Foursquare competitor where users shared their location-based check-ins but it recently pivoted toward…

Google Offers for Android debuts, adds Featured Offers and Daily deal notifications


Google just announced its latest creation, Google Offers for Android. The Offers app brings deals near your current location into a simple piece of mobile software. Users can enjoy having the convenience of Featured Offers, which allows access on-the-go to daily deals from local businesses. This gives people the chance to purchase something they like on the spot…

Poynt for BlackBerry updated with local offers


Poynt’s location-based search app for BlackBerry has been updated recently to include a whole new category: Offers. With it, you can find short-term local sales offered by, Peekaboo, Mobile Spinach, and others. Some of the coupons are limited time, others ongoing, and cover a breadth of different businesses – food, hotels, services, and lots…

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