Foursquare

Who Will Buy Foursquare? Google, Yahoo! or Microsoft?

Owen Lee | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech
Owen Lee

At SXSW 2008, Foursquare was the star attraction. With a rapidly growing user base suggesting it was the first to crack the solomo enigma, it was on track to be a social giant. However a lack of product innovation has resulted in a steady decrease in users, and with only $2m revenue generated last year has led to some disgruntled shareholders.

'Hell Is Other People' Is The World's First Anti-Social Network

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Tech

Tired of social networking? Then you're in luck. There's now an anti-social network - and it promises to keep you as far away from your friends as pos...

Mobile Photography - A Distinct Genre of Photography?

Stuart Forster | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Tech
Stuart Forster

As the quality of cameras on mobile devices increases I can see why mobile photography is gaining in popularity. It can be fun and it's pretty instantaneous.

How the Crowd Ruined Wisdom

Glynn Jones | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Tech
Glynn Jones

Just about every website and app these days uses crowdsourcing to magic up 'what's best' and this is a terrible mistake.

QUIZ: Name That City From Its Foursquare Check-In Map

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech

Social media site Foursquare allows users to 'check in' from their mobile device and computer from anywhere in the world. It's supposed to be a way...

FourSquare Loves Pubs

Mark J Daniels | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Tech
Mark J Daniels

So, pub goers: start using FourSquare, checking in at your favourite pubs to let them know you're there, and to get your badge! And publicans, make sure your customers have got an offer on hand to get themselves that badge...

Mars Rover Curiosity Checks In On Foursquare

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech

Mars has a new mayor. (On Foursquare). The $2.5bn Curiosity rover took a break from hunting for life on the Red Planet's surface on Wednesday, b...

Social Media Crimes Part One

Rupert Myers | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Tech
Rupert Myers

Your personal life is not a series of Apple product launches. You do not need to speak in code, or subtle intimation. "Three sleeps to go" is not a meaningful contribution to my life. "Sleep" is not a unit of time, and even if it were, you still haven't told me anything.

Using Data to Develop Society and Ourselves

Matt Churchill | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Tech
Matt Churchill

The notion of the Quantified Self is to take data from your every day activities to help map your behaviour to help you identify trends in the way you think, feel and act. You can then use this data to change your behaviour should you so wish.

Check In To Save: Foursquare And AmEx Money-Back Partnership Reaches UK

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Tech

Location-based social network Foursquare has announced a partnership with American Express to bring automatic rewards to the UK via thousands of high ...

Foursquare Adds Olympics Venues To Check In

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Tech

The London 2012 Olympics are about to get that much more social, as Foursquare announces that the Olympics venues will become check in points on Fours...

Social Media - Friend or Foe?

Anne Look | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Tech
Anne Look

If you don't have a website, a blog, Facebook (personal and company page of course), Twitter account, a running LinkedIn profile, updated Gorkana listing, Polyvore, Pinterest, A Small World, an Android AND iPhone (one for function and one for peer recognition), oh and Foursquare - we simply become irrelevant if we aren't in the 'scene' of a young and highly competitive environment.

Technical Innovations Are Transforming Loyalty Programmes

Raconteur Media | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK
Raconteur Media

At a branch of Tesco Extra at the unpromisingly named Gallows Corner, in Romford, Essex, an unusual experiment has taken place. Customers owning smartphones installed with Android OS 2.2 or later were offered the chance to download a prototype app, which syncs their online shopping list, stored in their phones, with a map displaying the optimum route through the aisles to find their groceries.

Girls Around Me: Don't Blame the Technology, it's People's Perceptions that Need to Change

Helen Crane | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK Tech
Helen Crane

In a world obsessed with finding technological solutions to everyday problems, ill-fated iPhone app Girls Around Me becomes the natural extension of the ladies' night.

Retailers Gather Data To Create Personalised Messaging

Raconteur Media | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Tech
Raconteur Media

Gathering data for tailored one-to-one messaging and smart marketing is rebooting retail on and offline, writes James Silver.

SXSWi: My Five Highlights

Zaid Al-Zaidy | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Tech
Zaid Al-Zaidy

Whilst in Austin last week for SXSW interactive (SXSWi), I felt like I was pacing the streets of Grand Theft Auto, expecting a shoot-out at a drugstore or brawls and broken chairs spewing out from the bars on 6th Street.

The Social Faux Pas

Dan Bulteel | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK Tech
Dan Bulteel

It's 2012, the internet is an amazing place. We're online, we're meeting new people and we're cultivating our own personal spot of the world wide web to share information - as Yahoo! put it, "we're masters of our own universe".

How Much of Our Life Are We Living Through a Screen?

BritChick Paris | Posted 27.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

We live in a commercially driven, high-tech world that has revolutionized our life. Homework is richer through Web search. Time is saved through Siri. People are connected across continents through Skype. But to what extent does this mean we are now virtually living?

Number 10 Boasts Cameron's Foursquare And Linkedin Credentials

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Politics

First there was Webcameron, then an apparent U-turn at the time of that "too many tweets" comment. But David Cameron seems to have fallen back in lov...

"Come Here Often?"

Salvatore Scellato | Posted 03.10.2011 | UK
Salvatore Scellato

Online social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus often deploy friend recommending systems, so that new users can be discovered and new social connections can be created. Since these services have millions of users, recommending friends potentially involves searching a needle in a haystack