TechCrunch reported today that Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley admitted the company once had an offer for “in the ballpark” of $140 million. Crowley later walked it back–but if true, the offer would have been more than 100 times the $1.35 million in seed funding Foursquare had raised at the time.
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The Zagat Survey is about 30 years old and still known best for being a book. So it’s not surprising that their Web product struggled for a while behind a paywall, putting Zagat way behind startups like Yelp and MenuPages.
But lately it seems Zagat’s is striking up mobile and social partnerships left and Read More
Google Maps users will now be able to pull up directions, even when they’re underground or getting spotty cell service.
Android chief Andy Rubin gave a sneek peek of the new Google Maps App at the D Mobile Conference yesterday.
The new maps app uses 100 times less data, meaning an entire map of New Read More
Foursquare is enjoying phenomenal user growth and has inked a slew of new business partnerships with big name brands.
But at the D:Dive Into Mobile conference today, co-founder Dennis Crowley said Foursquare isn’t focused on revenue yet, or on new investment for that matter.
“We’re not raising money, though people have approached us. We Read More
The Observer has been having some fun this week talking about Foursquare’s increasing presence in the American mainstream.
First there was the appearence on Fox Business News, where founder Dennis Crowley talked about the deals Foursquare is doing with The Gap and RadioShack.
Crowley, who recently modeled for this hunky Gap campaign, compared Foursquare to Read More
Foursquare just hit five million users, a great milestone that shows the company’s growth is not slowing down.
Unfortunately, it’s not speeding up either. It took a year for the company to reach one million users; three months to hit 2 million and a month and a half to hit 3 million.
Since then, Read More
True, location based services aren’t mainstream yet, but that didn’t stop Fox Business News from jumping on the Foursquare train.
Founder Dennis Crowley appeared on the show today for an interview, and the fine folks at Fox asked him the hard questions about internet business.
Highlights include one Fox anchor choking on the question of Read More
Gowalla, a location-based service that gives users virtual prizes and discounts for checking in to locations. Basically, it’s a direct competitor to Foursquare.
So the news today that Gowalla has signed a major deal with Disney could be seen as a sign that the Austin-based service is a growing threat to one of NY’s Read More
Looking for a classy place to spend a boys’ night out this weekend?
Playboy hopes you’ll turn to their new geo-local app, Scout, for suggestions.
As Kara Swisher notes, this is an attempt by the ailing media company to break into the digital world.
Like Foursquare, Scout uses GPS to make recommendations to users Read More
SCVNGR is a mobile app that combines location-based elements with offline gaming. Anyone can build a challenge at a certain location. Users who check in and complete the challenge are eligible to receive a reward. For example: Post a photo of a tinfoil oragami at the local sushi spot and win a free sake Read More