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.
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Alley Vs Valley
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 Read More
Foursquare is opening an office in San Francisco. On the one hand, this is great news, because it means the NY-based startup is expanding fast.
On the other hand, it’s kind of a downer, because as Foursquare made explicit in a blog post, New York’s tech scene just couldn’t provide the talent they 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 Read More
In 2005 Dennis Crowley sold Dodgeball, his first location based startup, to Google. At the time, Dodgeball had just 30,000 users.
Crowley and Google parted ways in 2007, a decision he explained simply.
It’s no real secret that Google wasn’t supporting dodgeball the way we expected. The whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us – Read More
Foursquare was down for 15 hours yesterday before coming back to life sometime around midnight. As usual the culprit seems to have been too much success.
This kind of outage is common on Twitter, but the micro-messaging service has never been out for this long of a stretch.
Mark Zuckerberg is notoriously Read More
UPDATE – Foursquare’s response is now at the bottom
Becoming “mayor” of a location is the most coveted status in Foursquare. To win this honor you have to check in to a location more than anyone else, and to do that you actually have to go there, since Foursquare won’t let you check in remotely. Read More
Dennis Crowley wants Foursquare to “change and drive” the behavior of its users. The Foursquare founder and CEO just delivered his keynote address at the UBM TechWeb / O’Reilly Web 2.0 Expo at the Sheraton Hotel, and that’s what he kept saying. He reiterated his long-held belief that Foursquare’s game mechanics can and do incentivize people Read More
One of the hottest areas in tech right now is transforming people’s data into suggestions about they what might like. At the PICNIC convention in Amsterdam today Foursquare founder Dennis Crowley revealed that he and his co-workers have been experimenting with their own recommendation engine.
The system is pretty simple so far. Crowley Read More
It was not an invitation that Dennis Crowley could have been thrilled about.
Mark Zuckerberg wanted him to do what, exactly? Fly to California and stand onstage while Facebook unveiled the launch of a new location-sharing check-in feature that tech pundits had been saying for months would decisively put Mr. Crowley’s young Manhattan start-up out Read More